Depression / Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety are conditions we treat with holistic health services
Depression: What is it?
Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time.
Symptoms of depression may include:
Chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, digestive disturbances, appetite changes, muscle and back pain, headaches, restlessness, irritability, being quick to anger, and feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy.
How to treat Depression:
Thorough evaluation of the following is recommended, but not limited to: Metabolic disturbances, heavy metal toxicity, dental disturbances, improper nutrition, lack of exercise, brain chemical imbalances, thyroid disorders, viral infections, candida, hypoglycemia, and allergies.
Anxiety: What is it?
Stressful life situations can contribute to a common condition, known as a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Symptoms of acute anxiety can include:
Shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, hot flashes or chills, sweating, nausea, a feeling of unreality, impending sense of disaster/doom
A constant state of alertness in the body can lead to symptoms of chronic anxiety: headaches, chronic aches and pains, depression, nightmares, insomnia, muscle twitches, decreased libido, overall inability to relax, startle easily, and a constant state of unease.
How to treat:
A thorough health history and targeted evaluation of the endocrine system (hormones), nervous system (toxicity), and immune system (food allergies/sensitivities) are all possible courses of action.