You may have experienced this, that case where you go for an examination by your doctor, get blood tests done, X rays and the whole lot of diagnostic procedures and at the end of it all, your results turn negative, your doctor telling you everything is normal while you and him know well enough that you are not feeling okay!This must be such a familiar script with a number, where you go for a medical examination from your doctor, are subjected to blood tests, X ray examinations and the whole lot of the diagnostic procedures available and then at the end of these all, your doctor tells you that you are normal even in the face of what you are feeling in actual sense where you are indeed feeling sick and are not well by all appearances.
Like we have already said, this is a scenario that is too common and there is a reason for this. This is explained in part by the fact that traditional medicine has largely been used for the treatment of some of the conventional and common ailments such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and the like and only until the recent past has it been forced to attempt treating some of these chronic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune conditions to mention but a few.
As an alternative approach that you may want to consider to help deal with these, you may want to consider this whole new approach to medicine-Functional Medicine. Talking of Functional Medicine, this is largely a whole new approach to medicine and healthcare that generally applies a whole new model and approach to the prevention and management needs for a variety of the health conditions. As opposed to what conventional medicine has been known for in the fact that it gets to deal with mere symptoms or a cluster of symptoms, functional medicine seeks to treat the individual in whole. This is just as it is said, Functional Medicine is medicine by cause and not symptom, medicine by organism and not organ. Read on and find out more on how this applies and works.
This is that approach to medicine that largely sees the doctors spend as much time with their patients for the treatment and prevention of some of the conditions that they may be exposed to. During these sessions, your doctor will take a look at a number of things affecting your life and not just the medical symptoms that you may be showing for disease but as well such issues like diet, lifestyle, traumas, exercise patterns and the exposures that an individual may be having to toxins. To help them get to the root cause of the issues that may be affecting how the individual’s body may be functioning, they will then take a look at a number of other things such as genetic makeup, the lifestyle choices like in their diets and activity levels and the environmental influences there may be around the person.