It may seem obvious that working with our physiology and biochemistry to help our bodies restore the natural balance that millions of years of evolution carefully put into place with awe-inspiring complexity and precision would be smart thing to do. How might that functional medicine approach to health and correcting disease compare to pharmaceuticals and the conventional medicine model? Some researchers sought to answer that question.
The incidence of chronic disease is increasing along with health care-related costs. The functional medicine model of care provides a unique operating system to reverse illness, promote health and optimize function.The association between this model of care and patient’s health-related quality of life(HRQoL)is unknown.