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What is Functional, Integrative Medicine?
By: Dr. Allan Kurtz on September 25, 2013, 1:55 pm
In Functional Medicine, we ask the following questions:
A major challenge in medicine today is to understand the physiological mechanisms that cause the disease process. The underlying cause of the disease process is often ignored and treatment is usually with a pill.
The Four Major Causes of Disease are:
In Functional Medicine, we examine the core clinical imbalances that cause the disease or condition in order to reverse it; rather than just treating the symptoms.
We ask the following questions in order to examine the cause:
By identifying the cause of the disease or condition, we can treat patients to reverse the disease process. Returning patients to health requires reversing specific dysfunctions that contribute to the disease state. These dysfunctions result from our lifelong interactions with our environment, our lifestyle and our genetic predispositions.
Prevention is better than cure. Please call the office if you would like to make an appointment: 818.346.1440
Dr. Allan Kurtz
California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine
Integrative Medicine - The Whole-Body Approach to Good Health