Functional medicine is an emerging field in healthcare that aims to treat chronic conditions and ailments through an individualized approach that systematically addresses the underlying cause of disease.
Many are quickly finding this model more attractive than traditional models that typically only treat disease symptoms which quickly leads to a vicious cycle of prescribed meds and doctor’s visits.
“Functional Medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease.”
The field of functional medicine uses therapies such as natural supplementation, hormone based treatments, microcurrent therapy, physical therapy, platelet rich plasma injections, amniocell injections, trigger point injections and chiropractic treatments to name a few.
Nurses interested in a career in functional medicine often struggle to find the necessary resources and information shedding light on the field. However, as research continues to evolve more opportunities are becoming available in this niche field.
To learn more about the field of functional medicine visit the Institute for Functional Medicine at the link below: