Anxiety is a symptom—a symptom that has a root cause.
In functional medicine we seek to unearth the root cause and address the system at that level. It’s like having a splinter in your finger—do you remove the splinter or just take the painkillers to shut the body up?
Treating the root cause doesn’t mean ignoring symptoms or leaving you to deal with them. Healing anxiety with functional medicine means figuring out why you have the symptoms in the first place, while also offering you some relief and tools to manage the anxiety in the day to day.