A personalized approach that addresses the underlying root cause of the disease and not just symptoms is Functional Medicine (FM).
Knee pain in one patient could be arising from a structural joint misalignment and in another patient, it could be arising from food intolerance. The symptom of knee pain can be alleviated temporarily with pain medication but only if the root cause is identified and addressed then the patient can find ongoing relief.
FM is a whole person, systems approach, and not just a set of symptoms. I found a whole community of people (FM practitioners) who were asking the same question – Why?! So grateful to find the FM community and being part of it. To learn more visit https://www.ifm.org/