The mission of the American Functional Medicine Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is to support the education and functional and integrative medicine by providing the highest levels of scientific information through medical education conferences. Functional medicine encompass a wide variety of medical fields ranging form holistic, complementary, alternative, restorative, anti-aging and wellness medicine to energy, metabolic, herbal, homeopathic, nutritional, and Chinese medicine, all of which strive to bring wellness and healing to patients. This field of medicine focuses on the person as a whole and utilizes a comprehensive approach to achieve optimal health. Functional medicine expands the healthcare practitioner's scope of knowledge, which translates to better diagnosis, treatment and care for patients. Our philosophy is the best conventional treatment of patients should include functional medicine to achieve the best clinical outcome.