Functional medicine is a combination of conventional medicine and alternative and complementary therapies. With the ultimate goal of helping the patient heal, functional medicine draws from Western, Eastern, alternative, preventative and integrative medical practices.
At the core, functional medicine is the health-focused, patient-centered partnership in which doctor and patient work together to discover the cause of illness and disease.
Treating Chronic Health Conditions
Functional medicine is the most effective and long-lasting way to treat patients with chronic health issues such as:
One Cause, Many Conditions
Functional medicine concentrates on the how and why illness occurs. A diagnosis can be the result of many different factors.
Healing the Body
Functional medicine does not focus on treating symptoms of disease, rather the underlying causes of disease. The mechanisms of the disease process are rooted in imbalances and dysfunction. This type of medicine examines all aspects of a patient’s health, including:
50% of adults have at least one chronic health condition
25% of adults have two or more chronic health conditions
86% of all healthcare costs are related to chronic diseases
Relieving Pain, Restoring Function, Renewing Hope
At Blue Ridge Chronic Pain Center, we partner with you to make the steady transition from illness to wellness.