Functional Medicine and Fibromyalgia

Functional Medicine is a branch of medical science based on a biological systems approach to healthcare especially chronic complex illness. There are special functional medicine tests which evaluate how the body works as opposed to just what is grossly wrong. The Functional Medicine web or matrix includes gastrointestional and liver functioning, mediators of inflammation and the immune system, insulin and glucose regulation, cellular and mitochondrial functioning including oxidative stress, hormones, structural issues, the nervous system and neurodegenerative disorders and emotional health. All areas need to be addressed in conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic wideapread pain.