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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.

Functional Medicine (FM), much like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership

It is an evolution in the practice of western medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

For Paul Gamache, L.Ac, the common philosophies of FM and TCM, addressing root causes and not just the branch symptoms, provides for a broad based platform from which to move you toward optimal health.

“Genes Load the Gun,

Environment Pulls the Trigger.”


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Paul Gamache, L.Ac., La Jolla Acupunture located at 7855 Fay Ave. Suite 290 , La Jolla, CA 92037 . Reviewed by 66 customers rated: 4.8 / 5