If you watch medical shows on television like Dr. Oz or The Doctors, you’ve probably heard the terms functional medicine, integrative medicine, and holistic medicine thrown around from time to time. Maybe you’re curious if one of these approaches can help improve your health, but what are they exactly? And how do they differ from each other?
Here’s an explanation of the similarities and differences between functional, integrative and holistic medicine practices.
Traditionally, a medical doctor prescribes medications to treat the symptoms of a dysfunction or disease, but there are alternatives to taking drugs.