Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine - Acupuncture Riverside. Eastern Medicine Center Functional Medicine is gaining popularity among conventional and alternative medicine health care providers because it addresses the underlying causes of disease and promotes a therapeutic partnership that empowers patients to take ownership of their own healing. Functional medicine is a system that takes into consideration the biochemical individuality of each patient, seeking to discover and correct the underlying causes of bodily symptoms, imbalances, and dysfunctions, in order to promote a dynamic balance between the internal and external factors affecting the patient’s comprehensive health. Thus, the approach to treatment is patient-centered, rather than disease-centered, giving the functional medicine practitioner the opportunity to utilize therapies that address the whole patient, including the body, mind, and spirit.