The Growing Appeal of Functional Medicine
Recent studies revealed that 1 out of every 2 Americans suffer from long-term ailments such as: diabetes, asthma, heart disease, depression, ADD, migraines, autoimmune disease, etc. Regardless of the technological advances in medicine over the last 25 years, the rate of these chronic illnesses continues to skyrocket!
Perhaps the answer lies in how illness is being treated.
Instead of quick-fix antibiotics and “solutions” which only mask the root cause, more and more patients and physicians are turning to Functional Medicine. Rather than treating each symptom separately, Functional Medicine aims to connect the dots in order to identify the underlying condition.
As the demand for Functional Medicine continues to grow, more and more medical professionals are exploring certifications and additional credentialing. In fact, The Institute of Functional Medicine reports faculty from one-fifth of medical schools in the US have attended their foundational training course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice.
With market reports indicating tremendous growth and expansion in the Functional Medicine sector, it’s abundantly clear that Functional Medicine is here to stay!