As a Functional Medicine practitioner, that’s not good enough for me. I’m interested in your symptoms, but more importantly I’m interested in the cause of those symptoms. Why are you getting headaches? What is the underlying cause?
Unravelling the intricacies of how the body works is a tricky process and can take time. But Functional Medicine works on the basis that we’re all individuals and our bodies react differently from one person to another: the cause of your headaches may be completely different to the causes of your partner’s headaches.
More often than not there are other symptoms that you are experiencing that highlight an underlying dysfunction, and this is only drawn out by the thorough Functional Medicine consultation process.
To find the solution we need to look at all the background information that is unique to you. This means taking a detailed family and health history including looking at environmental and lifestyle factors, and diet. I want to understand everything that you’re experiencing, and have experienced, with your health to identify the possible contributing factors and causes that are influencing your symptoms.
Once we have that information we can work ‘up-stream’ starting with the root cause of your problem to address the ultimate manifestation or symptom. By eliminating this underlying issue you can find a long term resolution and return to optimal health.