<aside> 🌈 Functional medicine is a systems–based approach that emphasizes our the unique of every individual and focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.
<aside> ☀️ Wellness speaks to the active pursuit of health habits to attain better physical and mental health outcomes.
At Maka Health, “functional wellness” is our way of expressing how pivotal both of these factors are to optimizing your health.
When used in the context of medicine, integrative implies taking into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🤎 🖤 🤍
By the Cleveland Clinic’s definition of [integrative medicine](https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/21683-integrative-medicine#:~:text=Integrative medicine is an approach,%2C yoga%2C meditation and more.) it is “an approach to wellness that combines:
👉 Conventional (traditional Western) medicine, which includes drugs, surgery and lifestyle changes.
👉 Complementary medicine, therapies that are not part of traditional Western medicine. Care may include chiropractic therapy, yoga, meditation and more.”
<aside> ℹ️ To Maka Health, however, integrative is also how we aspire to approach software development, by aggregating diverse subsystems to combine and form one coherent multi-functional system.