Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Healthfully Hannah

In other words…


Functional  Medicine is

  • patient-centered – you are not your disease, even though you may have a disease
  • science-based
  • wellness-centered – not disease-centered
  • focused on the underlying causes of dysfunction or imbalance
  • individualized – there is no one size fits all when it comes to health – we are each biochemically unique



  • a root cause approach – Instead of suppressing symptoms, Functional Medicine seeks to understand why imbalance and dysfunction are present in the first place
  • a therapeutic, healing partnership between the patient and practitioner
  • a systems-biology approach – applying what we’ve learned from the scientific literature and from clinical medicine—through a different model
  • the whole person, not just symptoms



  • compassion
  • respect
  • understanding