Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. A diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause.
Functional medicine is a very individualized and personalized approach to medicine with a focus on root cause rather than symptomalogy. Functional Medicine has shifted the traditional practice of medicine from a disease-centered attitude to a more «patient-centered» approach, with a focus on the individual rather than a set of isolated symptoms.