What is Functional Medicine?
Unlike conventional medicine, Functional Medicine addresses the underlying cause of disease in addition to treating symptoms. Furthermore, unlike conventional medicine, the emphasis of Functional Medicine is on the interaction between each system of the body versus treating a system in isolation.
For example, a patient starts noticing fatigue, anxiety and memory loss. At first glance, it may seem that the patient is having a dysfunction within the brain and nervous system, but through further investigation, the cause of these symptoms may be coming from the digestive system. In this example, the digestive system is functioning sub-optimally, therefore, compromising the supply of nutrients to the brain. As illustrated, a disorder of the digestive system is the underlying cause, while the symptoms are manifesting in the brain and nervous system. The strength of Functional Medicine is its ability to optimize the relationship between each biological system and address both the underlying cause and the symptoms.
We are located in the same office as Old Town Acupuncture and Wellness
Suite A on the second floor
Address: 4062 Harney Street San Diego, CA 92110