Finding Root Causes
Modern medical specialties focus on effects of disease. Dr. Pizzino uses Functional Medicine to search out those things that set us up for illness (“antecedents”), initiators of the disease process (“triggers”), and things which perpetuate stubborn ailments by preventing your body from healing itself (“mediators”). In order to find solutions to chronic conditions, the Functional Medicine physician must get to know the patient in depth, taking into account family health tendencies, birth and childhood traumas, lifestyle factors and stressors. We use this information from your detailed health history to show you how the antecedents, triggers and mediators of your symptoms are contributing to your condition.