Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics
The Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics
The Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics offers training courses in functional medicine to all healthcare practitioners. Functional medicine examines primary prevention and underlying causes instead of the symptoms for serious chronic disease with the goal of understanding each individual patient’s physiological, environmental, and psychosocial contexts within which his or her illnesses or dysfunctions occur.
Functional medicine seeks to control or reverse each person’s physiological imbalances through individualized therapy based primarily on laboratory diagnostic testing performed by certified, specialized laboratories. Enhancement of patients’/client’s self- empowerment with a collaborative relationship between patient/client and healthcare practitioner or health coach, based on an understanding and knowledge of a patient’s/client’s unique biochemistry, metabolism, toxicology and genetics as determined by laboratory testing is the goal in all encounters.
The textbook used: Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine by Drs. Lord and Bralley (also on CD).
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