All Posts in Category: AOM STUDY

Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine

Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine

Functional medicine offers a distinct and increasingly popular approach to healthcare, differing significantly from conventional medicine in its philosophy and methods. This approach is particularly relevant in an acupuncture and oriental medicine clinic, where holistic and patient-centered treatments are emphasized. Here, we explore the benefits of functional medicine compared to conventional medicine, highlighting why it may be especially suitable for patients seeking more personalized and comprehensive healthcare solutions.

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for chronic illness. Evaluating organ and systems functions rather than looking for a specific disease is a basic principle of functional medicine. Functional medicine lab tests may examine blood, hair, stool, urine, or saliva. These tests, conducted by the Functional Medical Practitioner, check your nutritional status, digestive function, allergies, detoxification ability and more.

Read More