Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Natural Medicine and Integrative Medicine, Is there a difference?
Healthcare terms like functional medicine, holistic, integrative and natural medicine can be very confusing. Although they are being used interchangeably, they are in fact quite different.
What is Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine describes the returning a human body to a state of optimal function. It is well documented that various environmental factors contribute to our health and how we feel. When our biologic systems are out of balance such as lacking essential nutrients such as fats and minerals the body malfunctions and becomes diseased. This approach to health differs from other complementary or alternative health approaches.
What is Holistic Medicine
What is Natural Medicine
A “natural” approach to health is the best option as our bodies weren’t meant to continually have to metabolize pesticides and pollutants. Like natural medicine, Functional medicine utilizes natural products predominantly, but not exclusively looking to find a balance between natural and unnatural.
What is Integrative Medicine
So many terms so many options. Integrated medicine is evidence-based discipline and in our clinic, you will get a holistic assessment by an expert in the field of complementary and alternative medicines currently available.