Entry from US English dictionary
Medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine: you don’t have to have a disease to benefit from functional medicine
More example sentences
- Conventional medicine treats the signs and symptoms while functional medicine works on finding the underlying causes of your health care challenge.
- Utilizing a unique blend of allopathic, biological and functional medicines, Rhonda successfully guides her patients to maximize their outcomes when choosing complementary therapies.
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Syllabification: func·tion·al med·i·cine
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