People are different. And illness will often manifest differently in different people. Functional wellness practitioners are trained in developing treatment plans that target the specific manifestation of illness in each unique individual.
Healthcare as we know it generally looks a little different. You see your care provider, tell them what's wrong, your symptoms are treated, and you're off, not to return until another ailment sends you back.
The problem is, your care provider isn't getting the full picture, and a single symptom doesn't draw a direct line to diagnosis. Even then, a diagnosis only tells you what's wrong ⎯ it doesn't tell you how to treat it.
Functional is for anyone who ever says to themselves...
I'm so tired of hearing "We don't know."
I don't want to take these pills forever.
I just want to feel good again.