A modern, scientific style of Western Medicine
Functional Medicine is a modern, scientific style of Western Medicine that is transforming primary patient care, by going beyond the symptoms to treat the underlying cause of disease. This medicine has been gaining traction internationally for over 20 years, with an abundance of research now supporting its foundational principles.
Functional Medicine doctors like Dr. Grasser understand that each person has biochemical individuality which includes not only his/her genes, but also the unique way in which these genes are affected by their environment. This philosophy of modern medicine views the body as a web of interconnected systems that should be supported and treated as a whole rather than as a patchwork of separate organs and organ systems. Functional medicine focuses on understanding the patient above the disease, and acknowledging the dynamic balance among internal and external factors that affect health.
Functional medicine aims to close the gap between the emergence of research pointing to new treatments and their adoption by physicians to help patients—particularly in the area of cutting-edge nutritional and dietary interventions. In Functional Medicine, as in Ayurveda, health is always viewed as a positive vitality rather than merely the absence of disease. As a result, we are skilled in developing proactive treatment plans that improve overall health and balance, guiding patients to make subtle life shifts that have enormous health impacts.