Functional Medicine vs. Integrative Medicine

What’s the difference between Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine?!

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine looks at a root cause analysis of each problem with the goal to get to the source and fix the source.  It uses body fluids including blood, urine, stool, saliva, and hair to evaluate the biochemical makeup of an individual and diagnose imbalances. At Five Journeys, we focus on Functional Medicine and our own approach that includes five journeys. Your spiritual, emotional, structural, chemical, and social journey. For more information on our approach click here.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is an approach that evaluates which modalities will be effective at leading to healing for an individual, and then uses providers from many different modalities to heal, including energy work, bodywork, chiropractic, herbs, etc.


Functional Medicine uses the approach of integrative medicine to ensure each patient is getting the most broadest and most effective treatment plan.

Interested in learning more about Functional Medicine and what we do at Five Journeys? Click here or call (617) 934-6400.

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