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Functional Medicine

‘Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual’   

– Institute for Functional Medicine

The functional medicine model is an individualised, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual. 

The role of a Functional Medicine health coach doesn’t include diagnosing illnesses or prescribing treatment. Being trained in the Functional health approach allows coaches to integrate seamlessly within a collaborative Functional healthcare team or work privately. The Functional approach, when used in health coaching, supports clients’ ability to function as a whole rather than focus on one specific symptom or behavior to the neglect of others.

Balance is not something we find, it’s something we create.

Learn more

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches Scope of Practice

Why The UK Chooses Functional Medicine Health Coaching