Mental Health including Reduced Stress & Anxiety

Background

In this day and age, daily demands can be overwhelming. It’s incredibly common for things to become too much, leaving you feeling anxious, tired, and discouraged.

You might feel constantly on edge, have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep, or find yourself worrying about your daily activities and interactions.

You might feel like you’ve lost touch with the things you used to enjoy, like it’s a struggle to accomplish daily tasks, or that you’re lacking genuine connection with others.

Your current path might feel unsustainable and you feel like something has to change.  Many factors contribute to these experiences, and by identifying what’s going on, we can get you back on a path to feeling clear and energized again.

This is where natural medicine comes in. Counselling, CranioSacral therapy and Naturopathic Medicine can all provide tools to support your journey to wellness.  

Possible Contributing Factors

There are usually multiple factors at play, which may include the following:

Physical factors

  • Underlying medical conditions e.g. thyroid disorders, blood sugar imbalances, respiratory disorders
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Food sensitivities
  • Genetic differences in neurotransmitter production and breakdown, or in detoxification processes
  • Intestinal dysbiosis (too many “bad” bacteria and too few “good” bacteria in your gut)
  • Adrenal or sex hormone imbalances
  • Generalized inflammation e.g. chronic infection, immune disorder

Psychological factors

  • Thought patterns and coping skills learned in childhood
  • Trauma(s) (may be large or small yet significant)

Environmental factors

  •  Dietary exposures
  • Toxic exposures e.g. heavy metals, pesticides

Social factors

  • Relationship stress
  • Situational stressors

Spiritual factors

Treatments

CranioSacral Therapy is a soothing, gentle way to unlock tension and stress in the body.  You do not have to participate verbally in this healing, and it can be a very safe, gentle place to start.

Counselling will help you approach your concerns, at your pace, in a way that feels safe for you.

With Naturopathic Medicine, supports are provided to ease current symptoms, as well as looking at possible root issues contributing to your sympotms.  Testing may be required to assess genetic anomalies, food sensitivities, hormones, neurotransmitters, and/or heavy metal burden.

From there, your treatment will be personalized to address the underlying cause(s) of your symptoms. This may include a combination of nutrition and lifestyle counseling, vitamin injections or supplements, breathing exercises, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and homeopathic medicine.

For example, if you’re struggling with anxiety and insomnia, options might include helping reset your circadian rhythm with meals and light exposure, and balancing hormones and neurotransmitters. There are also many natural sleep aids such as sedative herbs and neurotransmitter precursors that can be helpful sleep support while the underlying cause is being addressed. Acupuncture is also an effective strategy to calm the nervous system in order to relieve anxiety and insomnia.

Why seek out natural health care for mental health?

A natural health care team can work to target the root cause as well as provide safe supports to your current symptoms.  As outlined above, identifying and treating the cause(s) can be complex. However, with a trained eye and specialized testing as needed, treating the source of the problem yields offers the potential for complete and long-lasting relief. Furthermore, we can provide you with the knowledge and tools to maintain a balanced mood and restful sleep in the long run.

 Call the Centre for Natural Medicine at 403-542-3763 or e-mail bookings@naturally.ca to learn more about Mental Health!

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