The new Functional Medicine Model does not replace classical preventive medical care but complements it with a comprehensive functional assessment for detecting and preventing diseases. It also suggests changes in lifestyle to improve the quality of people's lives.
It is based on a number of evaluations according to the needs of individual patients:
Integrative medicine centers on providing personalized holistic medical care. Patient's individual needs, risks, and goals are the main driving forces of any integrative therapy.
Physicians practicing integrative medicine emphasize that treatment of every aspect of a person's health is crucial to the success of the healing process:
Integrative medicine is a multi-discipline approach that combines the scientific advances and a variety of effective therapies to treat disease.
Integrative is based on research demonstrating that the human body has an innate healing mechanism. Illness occurs when the regenerative processes in the body are disturbed, and the body can no longer keep itself healthy.
Integrative medicine emphasizes the use of the least invasive treatment options necessary to bring the body to a healthy state.
Integrative medicine physicians focus on health optimization and often combine a variety of methods to optimize their patients' health: