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Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.

Cleveland Clinic OH/Center for Functional Medicine

 

 

A nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, is one that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found to be safe and effective for direct consumer use based on the label instructions and warnings. FDA requires a wider margin of safety for OTC medicines than for prescription drugs.