And are you battling with insomnia, anxiety or depression and/or overall feelings of distress? Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental disorders in Canada and have been shown to have a major impact on the daily lives of those affected. The good news is that there are many other more natural solutions for you to consider.
You are not alone, our Naturopathic Doctors can help.
Initially, many sufferers go to their doctor with this concern and are offered a medication to treat their symptoms. The issue with using this as the sole treatment for anxiety is that it is not a cure. Not only can it lead to a dependency on the drug, but many also report that they experience unpleasant side effects including flattened emotions - as if they are a zombie. As a result of not being in touch with how they are actually feeling, one may not take the opportunity to deal with the underlying issues that are causing the anxiety to occur in the first place.
The first step is to find out what is causing you to have these feelings. Is it an underlying medical condition, genetic predisposition, lack of learned coping skills, the result of trauma, medication side effect or nutritional deficiency? The Healthy Moods Wellness treatments are led by our Naturopathic Doctors. They will conduct an assessment including a complete health and lifestyle review to identify predisposing factors related to your mood concerns and also order relevant blood work or other laboratory tests to uncover potential nutritional deficiencies or biochemical imbalances.
Once the core issues have been determined, a treatment plan including one or a combination of the following naturopathic treatments will be reviewed to get you on your path to better mental health:
Additional therapies like relaxation massage and psychotherapy are also discussed as an important part of your treatment plan as well. If you have an interest in either of these be sure to mention it to the naturopathic doctor.
Benefits of improving your overall state of wellbeing: