Functional/Medicine Clinic London Alternative Medicines approach is the unique Practitioner for all those who seek the modern approach to reviving multiple different forms of illnesses.

Functional vision is part of the toolbox of professionals at the FBFM Center.

The FBFM clinic is able to offer functional/medicine services to complement the FBFM Center programs.

The writing here is designed is about Functional/Medicine, and to explain the principles of functional/medicine.

Functional/medicine is an evolution of the practice of medicine that better meets the health needs of the 21st century.

By shifting the traditional focus of disease-centered medical practice toward a more patient-centered approach, functional/medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional/medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories, and examining the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex chronic diseases. Thus, functional/medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality of each individual.

Why do we need functional/medicine?FBFM London is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and autoimmune diseases.The type of medicine practiced by most doctors in the conventional system is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is short-term and requires urgent care. Unfortunately, the acute care approach to medicine lacks the appropriate methodology and tools to prevent and treat complex chronic diseases.

The Functional/Medicine practitioners deploys a way how to assess the patient’s condition for modifiable lifestyle risk factors and fundamental clinical imbalances through a careful history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. The functional/medicine practitioner will take several factors into account, including:

Environmental exposure: The air you breathe and water you drink, the special diet you eat, the quality of food available to you, your level of physical activity, and any toxic exposures or trauma you have suffered all affect your health.Mind-Body Connections: Psychological, spiritual, and social factors can all have a profound influence on your health. Considering these areas helps the functional/medicine practitioner see your health in the context of your whole person, not just your physical symptoms.Genetic makeup: Although individual genes can make you more susceptible to certain diseases, your DNA is not a set in stone for your life. Emerging research shows that your genes can be influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes and beliefs. This means that it is possible to change the way genes are activated and expressed.

Through the assessment of these underlying causes and triggers of dysfunction, the functional/medicine practitioner is able to understand how key processes are affected. These are the body’s processes that keep you alive. Some occur at the cellular level and involve how cells function, repair, and maintain themselves. These processes are linked to broader functions, such as:

  1. How your body gets rid of toxins
  2. Regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
  3. Immune system function
  4. Digestion and absorption of nutrients and digestive tract health
  5. Structural integrity
  6. Psychological and spiritual balance
  7. Energy production
  8. Inflammatory responses

All of these processes are influenced by environmental factors and your genetic makeup; when disrupted or unbalanced, they cause symptoms that can lead to disease if effective interventions are not applied.

How is functional/medicine different?

There is a huge gap between research and doctors’ practice. The gap between emerging basic science research and integration into medical practice is enormous – up to 100 years – particularly in the area of complex chronic diseases.

Most doctors are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex chronic diseases and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet and exercise to both treat and prevent these diseases in their patients.

Functional/medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention and treatment of complex chronic diseases.

Characteristics of a functional/medicine approach include:

Patient-centered care. Functional/medicine focuses on patient-centered care, promoting health as positive vitality, beyond the simple absence of disease.

An integrative, science-based approach to health care. Functional/medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to disease. Each patient’s unique genetic makeup is considered, as well as the internal elements (mind, body, and spirit) and external factors (physical and social environment) that affect overall functioning.

Integration of best medical practices. Functional/medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, emphasizing prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of laboratory tests and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of medications and/or proven botanicals, supplements as needed, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress management techniques.

A comprehensive approach to treatment

Most functionality imbalances can be corrected; some can be completely restored to optimal operation, and others can be significantly improved.Prevention is essential. Virtually all complex chronic diseases are preceded by long-term functional disturbances that can be identified and managed effectively.

Changing how systems work can have a major impact on patient health. The functional/medicine practitioner reviews a wide range of available interventions and customizes a treatment plan, including those that have the most impact on underlying functionality.

Functional/medicine expands the clinician’s toolbox. Treatments may include drug combinations, proven botanical medications, nutritional supplements as needed, therapeutic diets, or detoxification programs. They may also include advice on lifestyle, exercise, or stress management techniques.

The patient becomes a partner. As a patient, you become an active partner of your Functional/Medicine practitioner. Such a partnership puts you in charge of improving your own health and changing disease outcomes.

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Updated: On 15/02/2024 at 23:08