Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of health care that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The focus is on understanding all aspects of a person’s health in order to implement safe and effective therapies that address the root cause of any health concern, rather than simply suppressing the symptoms. Naturopathic doctors support the healing power of the body by identifying and removing obstacles to recovery and by facilitating a natural self-healing process.
Functional Medicine aims to uncover factors that are impeding your health. Part of the process includes examining the various aspects of a person and the different systems that is the foundation for enjoying a healthy lifestyle. They include nutrition, digestive function, detoxification function, energy metabolism, hormonal function, structural function, immune system function, and inflammation.
Naturopathic Medicine and Functional Medicine as a result aim to do the same goal – to use your clinical history and advanced laboratory testing to re-balance the body’s underlying physiological imbalances and lifestyle issues that contribute to illness.