Integrative Health Blog

What is Functional Medicine?

Posted by admin on Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Dr. Chas Gant MD, PhD, has practiced Integrative and Functional Medicine for over three decades. Dr. Chas Gant also teaches mindfulness-based meditation and incorporates other mindfulness-based psychotherapies into his medical practice at NIHA, National Integrated Health Associates.

Learn more about the benefits of a functional medicine approach, where functional tests help determine how the body is functioning, as opposed to other medical tests, which measure disease.

A sub-optimal functional test may indicate a need for correction even though traditional testing may show everything is within the normal range. This is a subtle but important difference as many sub-optimal health conditions will cause symptoms that get us to the doctor, but then no reason can be found for what is causing our health problem.


Chas Gant M.D., Ph.D., is an integrative and functional medicine doctor, author, national lecturer, teacher and practices part-time at NIHA, an integrative medicine and dental center serving Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.




Topics: functional medicine