Did you know that one out of four people in the world will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives? Anxiety alone is the most common mental health issue in the United States. If you are managing depression, anxiety, obsessive thinking, or attention deficit disorder, we want you to know that you’re not alone. There are many natural and effective ways to manage and improve these conditions. Our integrative team is here to help.
A Naturopath’s counsel in proper nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, and administering of natural supplements are a critical first line of defense against anxiety and depression. Simple changes like learning how to keep your blood sugar balanced can create an amazing effect on anxiety levels due to the interaction between blood sugar and cortisol, a powerful stress hormone. You may not even know how good you can feel with simple changes that keep your physiology balanced and relaxed.
Acupuncture has a unique approach to dealing with anxiety and depression. Factors out of our control, such as emotional stress or work-related pressure, can put our bodies in a heightened state of anxiety or “fight or flight”. Over time, being continuously on heightened response can be draining to the body’s energy reserves and it results in feelings of malaise, fatigue and depression. Acupuncture can move the body out of that state and into a more calm, relaxed and centered state. This happens by redirecting Qi or energy through the body.
Chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture all share a common focus in treating the whole body by balancing the nervous system and the pathways that distribute neurotransmitters from your brain and spine throughout your body. These treatments have long been used to help people suffering from mental health issues by restoring proper neural functioning in the body – the control panel of your psychological and emotional health. Research shows they can affect the body’s oxytocin, cortisol and serotonin distribution with just one treatment. Think of the benefits of regular treatment in moving a body into a more balanced state.
Mental health issues can feel debilitating and isolating, but there is hope! If you are interested in exploring natural remedies to restore balance to your body and mind, you’ve come to the right place.