Do you ever experience stress or anxiety? If so, you're not
alone. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety have become common experiences.
A stress response is a normal physiological event that can
help you escape dangerous situations when you need a jolt of
alertness. However, when you experience stress or anxiety continuously, it can
decrease your well-being, and compromise your overall health. Stress and
anxiety can negatively affect your immune system and cause your body to
become tense. Stress or anxiety may negatively impact your digestion, sleep,
increase muscle soreness and negatively impact social situations. Many of
these concerns can lead to more stress and anxiety, establishing a downward cycle.
Fortunately, help is available. In some situations conventional medications and
counselling may be required or used. Holistic options are also available.
Naturopathic Doctors seek to address the root of the concern. Treatments are based on
a comprehensive holistic assessment, taking into account health history, lifestyle factors,
mental emotional, chemical, functional and energetic imbalances. Based on all of the
information acquired, holistic treatments are offered.
Naturopathic treaments may involve the use of herbal remedies, homeopathic treatments,
acupuncture as well as diet and life-style counselling, and can be used in conjunction with
Herbs, supplements and homeopathics can be used to relax your body, regulate
stress responses, and restore and replenish your body so that it can cope with stress on its own.
Acupuncture can be very effective in conjunction with herbs, supplements and homeopathics.
Acupuncture is based on a system of 12 channels corresponding to the organ systems of your body.
By rebalancing the organ systems, your mind and body begin to function harmoniously. This can
be done by eliminating excesses and replenishing deficiencies. When your body is functioning
harmoniously, its ability to deal with stress is greatly improved.
To figure out the best strategy for you, a proper assessment taking into account
all of your symptoms and recognizing your uniqueness can be used to develop a very effective
individualized treatment for stress and anxiety.