What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient form of healthcare that originated in China at least 2,500 years ago. It has been practiced throughout the Asian world for many centuries. Acupuncture has been accepted into the Western mainstream culture since the 1970’s and is currently soaring in popularity throughout many parts of the Western hemisphere.
Functional Medicine is the practice of internal medicine with a philosophy based on cutting-edge clinical research combined with a natural, holistic, patient-centered approach to health care. Science-based diagnostic testing and treatment is the framework of this type of practice that allows your practitioner to look deeper into the function of the body and organ systems than the typical blood test.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.