Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
Functional Medicine Timeline:
Dr. Allen take patient history, but what makes the Functional Medicine Timeline different is that it has the effect of giving the patient insight into previous life events to motivate them to change and participate in treatment.
As an intake tool for organizing the patient’s history chronologically, that allows Dr. Allen to identify factors that predispose, provoke, and contribute to pathological changes and dysfunctional responses in the patient. In this way, Dr. Allen will be able to view temporal relationships among events, which can reveal cause-effect relationships that might otherwise go unnoticed.
By covering the period from preconception to the present, the Timeline reflects the connection between the whole lifespan and one’s current health.