There’s nothing tentative, or provisional, or experimental about functional medicine, nor is it an approach that’s “out there” on some kind of fringe, especially in Marietta. The basic tenets of functional medicine have been known and practiced with wisdom by humankind in different cultures for millennia.
Today, functional medicine is gaining prominence because the limits of an earlier era of medicine are being reached. The “fix me” era is passing away, and the “miracle cures,” although welcome and in some cases undeniably lifesaving, have shown their limitations.
Here, at Genesis4Wellness in Marietta, functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Specifically, it includes the following:
- Recognizing that preventing disease is even better than curing it.
- Understanding that diseases and disorders often have more than one cause.
- An awareness that those various causes combine differently in different people.
The answers that come from this common sense approach are as individual as the patients themselves.
For the sensitivity and perception that these new answers require, we, at Genesis4Wellness in Marietta, have pursued the education, the qualifications, and the experience to assure confidence from anyone who wants to take an active part in her or his well-being.