The epidemic of chronic disease, which threatens generations with short less healthy lives is largely preventable and reversible. Yet these diseases persist and are increasing alarmingly in the 21st Century. Functional Medicine addresses today’s clinical challenges and chronic disease is by far the biggest health challenge we face today.
Functional Medicine provides clinicians tools and strategies to engage patients in adopting personalised treatment plans that reverse diseases or improve conditions, instead of just treating symptoms. We promote wellness by focusing on the fundamental underlying factors that influence every patient’s experience of health and disease.
Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based model that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to achieve the highest expression of health by addressing the underlying causes of disease.Functional Medicine utilises a unique operating system and personalised therapeutic interventions to support individuals in achieving optimal wellness. It incorporates the latest research in genomics, systems biology, the microbiome and the impact of lifestyle factors.
Here at the Wellness Pharmacy using the Functional Medicine model we address as many fundamental causes that we can. Functional Medicine is a different way to add a standard of care and addresses conditions unique to that individual.
Environmental inputs The air you breathe and the water you drink, the quality of the food you consume,the levels of physical activity and toxic exposure or traumas you have experienced all affect your health
Mind-body connections Psychological, spiritual and social factors all can have a profound influence on your health.
Genetic makeup Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Emerging research shows that your genes may be influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes and beliefs. That means it is possible to change the way your genes are activated and expressed.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity