The Centre of Health
and Functional Medicine
What is Functional Medicine?
A major premise of Functional Medicine is that, with science, clinical wisdom, and innovative tools, we can identify many of the underlying causes of chronic disease and intervene to remediate the clinical imbalances, even before overt disease is present. Functional Medicine exemplifies just the kind of systems-oriented, personalized medicine that is needed to transform clinical practice. The Functional Medicine model of comprehensive care and primary prevention for complex, chronic illnesses is grounded in both science (evidence about common underlying mechanisms and pathways of disease; evidence about the contributions of environmental and lifestyle factors to disease) and art (the healing partnership and the search for insight in the therapeutic encounter).
- Institute of Functional Medicine at IFM.org
Is Functional Medicine Right for You?
Experience Functional Medicine on your own.
Pick up a book and begin your own story
Many Functional Medicine doctors have written books that teach you the fundamentals of our approach and often guide you through a generalized program to help you begin to apply these principles.