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Functional Medicine at Bailey Health & Wellness Center

Dr. David N. Bailey, Bryan College Station Chiropractor, Describes The Benefits Of Functional Medicine

Functional medicine addresses the fundamental root causes of disease, using a systems-oriented method and involving both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic alliance.

It is a development in the practice of healthcare that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a much more patient-centered strategy, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just a disconnected collection of symptoms.

Functional medicine professionals spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the connections among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle elements that can influence long-term wellness and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

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This graphic illustrates the functional medicine approach, and that underlying causes matter most.

Basics of Functional medicine

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.


Watch Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2010

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. Mark Hyman on Functional Medicine, the future, and community – Podcast

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.



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