A root cause medicine consultation involves an in-depth assessment of an individual’s health and well-being, focusing on identifying the root causes of any health concerns rather than just treating symptoms. The consult takes a holistic approach, considering various factors such as lifestyle, genetics, environment, and nutrition to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s specific needs.

Root cause medicine consultations differ from conventional medicine visits in several key ways:

  1. Holistic approach: Emphasis is given to considering the interconnectedness of various bodily systems and the impact of lifestyle factors on overall health. Conventional medicine, on the other hand, often focuses on treating symptoms without necessarily addressing the underlying causes.
  1. Personalized treatment: The goal is personalized, patient-centered care, with treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. Conventional medicine may rely more on standardized treatment protocols that may not always be the best fit for every patient.
  1. Focus on prevention: There is value on preventive care and identifying risk factors for future health problems before they manifest as symptoms. Conventional medicine may prioritize treating acute illnesses or managing chronic conditions rather than preventing them from occurring in the first place.
  1. Collaboration and empowerment: Root cause medicine encourages active participation from patients in their own care and fosters a collaborative relationship between practitioners and patients. Patients are empowered to make informed decisions about their health and take an active role in implementing lifestyle changes and other interventions. In contrast, conventional medicine visits may be more hierarchical, with patients playing a more passive role in their care.