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Date d'inscription : 24/11/2008
Localisation : The Best in the West, MTL, QC
|Sujet: Functional Medicine Ven 8 Jan - 1:03|| |
by Jamaal A. McLeod, cité dans Healing our World, vol. 29, issue 3 (la revue du Centre Hippocrates)
Functional Medicine actively resists this model of medical practice. Contrary to the conventional emphasis on the three D's - disease, diagnosis, and drugs - functional medicine focuses on early assessment and intervention to correct core imbalances before they can develop into disease. Thus, the functional approach involves exploration of a patient's life story in pursuit of the origin of potential disease states.
the core principles of this approach are:
- an understanding of the biochemical individuality of each person, based on the concepts of genetic an evironmental uniqueness;
- a patient-centered rather than disease-centered approach to treatment, which entails a pursuit of balance among internal and external factors affecting a patient's body, mind, and spirit;
- a recognition of the interconnectedness of physiological factors;
- seeing health as a positive state, not merely the absence of disease;
- an emphasis on the dynamic balance of internal and external factors;
- promotion of organ reserve, i.e. optimum functionality of individual organs, as a means to enhance the health span, not just the life span, of each patient.
un peu plus de sens, hey!?