Caring for and maintaining the body’s health is an act of integrating treatment methods, not separating them. At The Carroll Institute, we prioritize a method of functional medicine that treats the whole body.
The training in 20th Century Medicine or the standard model of care is to diagnose a disease and match that disease with a corresponding drug. The standard model of care works well for acute diseases, trauma, infection, and emergencies. Sadly, it fails miserably in the care of the chronic diseases that affect over 125 million Americans. 70% of all diseases in the US today are chronic and, according to the World Health Organization, are not treatable with standard medical practices.
Functional Medicine or 21st Century Medicine is focused on finding the root cause of your problem and then fixing it. So if you’re frustrated with the current system, you’re not alone.
“Chronic conditions – such as allergic, digestive, hormonal, metabolic and neurological problems – which most Americans suffer from on a daily basis, are finding solutions in the field of Functional Medicine.”