Understanding the Principles of Functional Medicine

Functional medicine at our Grapevine, TX, office takes a different approach to healthcare than what you may have come to expect. You can learn more about the functional medicine approach by reaching out to Dr. Miriam Torres of Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine.

Your Body as a Whole

A common complaint about the way that the medical field traditionally treats health problems has to do with the emphasis put on treating only the individual aspects of a person. Functional medicine treats the body as a whole, acknowledging the interdependence of all of its parts.

Similarly, another principle of functional medicine is to not treat symptoms as if they exist in a vacuum. Instead, the goal is to identify what's bringing them on by focusing on you as an individual with individual needs and not a collection of symptoms.

Patient-Centered Treatment

Functional medicine prioritizes patient-centered care which is personalized to you specifically. Personalized care is especially important when helping patients who struggle with chronic conditions.

There are many factors taken into account to achieve this level of personalized care, these factors can include things like genetics, family history, your environment, as well as lifestyle habits like diet and activity levels.

Education and Prevention

Both education and prevention are important principles of functional medicine, and they typically inform one another.

Prevention takes many forms in functional medicine, and medicine in general. Preventive care can help you avoid many diseases and complications through regular checkups and early intervention.

When you are educated about your current conditions, the underlying causes, and what steps you need to take to remain in good health, you are much more likely to stick to your goals. You are also more likely to stay healthy on a term basis and to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX

Explore the benefits of functional medicine by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Torres of Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX, by dialing (817) 280-9616.