Functional Medicine at Bailey Health & Wellness Center at Renner Chiropractic
What Is Functional Medicine?
“Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.” Click Here to find out more!
Click HERE for a downloadable document about functional medicine.
This graphic illustrates the functional medicine approach, and that underlying causes matter most.
Making Inroads into “Traditional” Medicine
“When the head of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic approached Dr. Mark Hyman about creating a department that would employ the doctor’s specialty of “functional medicine,” Hyman was typically blunt.
“If I create a program there, it would cut the number of angioplasties and bypasses in half, and reduce hospital admissions,” he told clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove.” Read more HERE.
Mark Hyman believes that functional medicine is the way of the future, and that we can only improve medicine if we understand the body’s system, not just symptoms.
Dr. Bailey trained in 2009 with Dr. Hyman at the Institute for Functional Medicine’s extended training “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice”. Dr. Bailey uses the principles of functional medicine, as well as training in chiropractic orthopedics, in his approach to chronic illness.