What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine












A growing branch in the world of alternative medicine, functional medicine relies on the basic principle that every person responds differently to every illness. The biology-based approach addresses the root cause or causes of disease, such as genetic makeup, environmental influences, and lifestyle choices, and combines the best of both worlds, from both modern and traditional treatments.

Functional Medicine is a move away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment and care of patients with a particular condition, to one which uses new approaches to better manage patients’ health and targets therapies to achieve the best outcomes in the management of a patient’s disease or predisposition to disease.


How does it work ?


By treating the individual and not their symptoms, functional medicine practitioners tackle chronic conditions with a comprehensive approach.

A diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different diagnoses, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.

An in-depth analysis of your health history, including a review of past lab tests and medical records. Based on this analysis, the doctor will work with you to formulate a wellness roadmap that identifies — and addresses — the root cause of any current issues while helping you build a system for preventing disease.

What is important is that we do not use that one-size-fits-all approach and your recommendations will be personal to you and your individual lifestyle and situation.  Functional medicine aims to find out what is causing your problems and getting to the source, rather than a sticking-plaster-drug to mask the symptoms.  We focus on true health, not just the relief of symptoms (palliative).

When you book a one-to-one appointment with the Medical Officer at Taymount Clinic, Dr Ruby, you can have either 1 hour or 1 and a half hours to talk about you and your lifestyle and health.  You’ll leave with a personalised and tailored wellness roadmap with clear steps to address your needs, including supplements and/or dietary suggestions, additional testing recommendations and more actionable advice.

One hour appointment with Dr Ruby Bhatty:                             £150

One and a half hours appointment with Dr Ruby Bhatty:           £195

Please contact our reception for booking details.  0330 222 1622 or email us at admin@taymount.com.

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