Understanding Functional & Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Oz explains functional medicine

 
 
 

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Broad, all-encompassing  integrative medicine approach.  Defined by a therapeutic order and guiding principles.  Naturopathic medicine encompasses conventional therapies and well as natural treatment modalities such as herbal medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, 

What is functional medicine?

A form a medicine that is focused on addressing the root cause of symptoms by optimizing the function of the organ systems.  Standard labs tests and specialty test are used identify and correct imbalances before they progress to a disease state. Functional medicine defines health as a state of optimal balance between the mind, body, and spirit rather than merely the absence of disease

What conditions can be treated with functional & naturopathic medicine?  

Shine when in comes to conditions that don't fit a clear diagnosis.  Functional medicine excels a treating chronic conditions.

  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Cancer Support
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Chronic degenerative conditions - Arthritis, Diabetes, High blood pressure etc.
  • Mood disorders - anxiety, depression etc.
  • Immune Support
  • Infertility
  • Inflammation
  • Prevention
  • Skin conditions
  • & Others

What is the difference between naturopathic medicine & functional medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a broader discipline.  Many aspects of functional medicine are derived from naturopathic medicine, so there is quite a bit of overlap between the two.  Functional medicine is considered by many to be a subspecialty of naturopathic medicine.