Many health care providers are starting to call themselves Functional Medical Doctors or Functional Neurologists. I call myself a Functional Healthcare Practitioner. The name sounds interesting, but what does it mean? If you look up the word in the dictionary, one of the definitions is “of or having a special activity, purpose, or task; relating to the way in which something works or operates,” and “there are important functional differences between left and right brain.”
A Health Care Provider looks at how well our bodies function. Many times, a Functional Healthcare Practitioner will have an understanding as to why someone suffers from migraines, MS, Alzheimer’s or other chronic issues. They deal with those issues as opposed to trying to alleviate the symptoms with drugs, supplements or treatment. Treatment may vary from acupuncture, chiropractic or physical therapy.
Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes with Functional Health Care and regaining one’s health can take some time, but it addresses the core of the problem so that real health can be achieved and maintained without drugs, surgery, large amounts of supplements or treatment. In my experience, if someone is not getting well I have missed something. It is a challenge to the Practitioner, but it is a challenge worth taking, because if all those other things worked; drugs, surgery, supplements, and treatment, I wouldn’t be here.