What is functional medicine?


Functional Medicine is a science based, whole systems approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of presenting symptoms or disease. The emphasis is placed not on ‘what’ the problem is but ‘why’ it has occurred in the first place.

It recognises that the body works as an integrated whole in a dynamic relationship to its environment seeks to identify lifestyle, environmental and genetic imbalances that contribute to overall long term health and the development of complex chronic disease.

Once a cause has been determined, a functional medicine approach attempts to correct imbalances by optimising the bodies normal physiology through nutritional and lifestyle interventions that create an environment where the body can heal.