anxiety

Depression. It’s not all in our head!

IT ‘S NOT IN YOUR HEAD! Approximately 12 million women are diagnosed with depression in the USA.

This devastating condition could be rooted in physical dysfunction including nutrient deficiencies,  thyroid disease, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances among others. Thyroid imbalances are the most common cause for post-partum depression.

Your doctor wants to help you by prescribing an anti-depressant but it is important to know that even when this helps with symptoms it does not remove the cause.

A comprehensive diagnostic process must first take place in the doctor’s office including medical history, thorough physical examination, blood testing with COMPLETE thyroid and hormonal panels prior to handling prescription drugs.

Take a look at the functional medicine tree to see other root causes for depression and anxiety. Correcting nutrient deficiencies with diet and supplementation, decreasing toxicity and correctly managing stress are some of the changes that can lead to a natural high. Hippocrates  stated that “all disease begins in the gut” and evidence shows this to be true for all chronic conditions. So it’s not all in your head!

 

Stress Pain Headaches, is there a non-pharmacological solution?

 

Stress Pain Headaches.  Is there a non-pharmacological solution?

Yes….BIOFEEDBACK!

Stress  has an enormous impact on our immune system. The way you THINK, FEEL and RESPOND to situations doesn’t only affect your stress level. It affects your immune system in a complex and sometimes paradoxical way by either suppressing it or by make it hyper-reactive.

All stressors including emotional, physical, nutritional and toxic have wide spread effects on our health. Symptoms of improper stress management include tension headaches, muscle and joint pain, allergies, poor digestion, and autoimmune disease among others.

Biofeedback therapy  addresses the stress problem in a unique, empowering and efficient way, by teaching the patient how to modulate their stress RESPONSE. That’s right! You have the ability to do something to dampen the effects of stress on your body.

Biofeedback therapy improves physical and emotional health and promotes optimal health in the following areas/conditions among others:

Tension headaches
Pain
Anxiety
Postural imbalances
Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Poor Digestion/IBS
Asthma
Nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding)

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