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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

At Parsley Health, our board-certified primary care physicians are conventionally-trained doctors with credentials from top hospitals. But, their training goes far beyond that.

They also have training in functional medicine through our in-house fellowship and through the Institute for Functional Medicine. This means you get the best of both worlds.

Parsley Health is taking the best of primary care, plus the best of functional medicine, and creating a third model for medicine that is better suited for the needs of who we are and how we live today.

So what makes functional medicine different? It comes down to 3 core principles.

1. Functional medicine focuses on the root cause of a condition or symptom.
For example, you don’t have high blood pressure because you are deficient in a medication to lower blood pressure. Rather, you have reasons for high blood pressure – likely diet, inactivity, inflammation, stress, hormone imbalances, genetics and more. Functional medicine asks: Why do you have high blood pressure? Then prescribes a personalized plan to address the root cause so you can reverse or improve that blood pressure.