The goal of functional medicine is to treat from the core, a wide variety of health conditions from cardiovascular disease and irritable bowel syndrome to arthritis, diabetes, even insomnia —which have not responded to traditional medicine approaches.

This is done by examining a patient's entire health history and lifestyle along with functional medicine testing, and by introducing a combination of treatments that may include dietary changes, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), lifestyle adjustments and support, and medication, if needed. Find out more about functional medicine (PDF) .