Natural & Holistic Treatment of Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression are often described as two sides of the same coin. Both originate in a nervous system undergoing serious, prolonged stress. These syndromes are more likely to manifest in a body that is out of balance and nutritionally challenged.
In naturopathy, the mind-body is acknowledged as one - it is understood that what impacts the mind will impact the body and what impacts physical health will surely impact the mind via the nervous system. Environmental stressors will be investigated, as will the health of important regulating systems of the body such as the thyroid and adrenal glands.
Dr. Alexandria believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to treating anxiety and depression that includes nutritional and lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, and counseling where necessary. Detoxification will play a central role. Acupuncture may be used to bring calm to the nervous system. Depending on the stage of life, hormone balancing may be appropriate.
Most importantly, Dr. Alexandria fosters a trusting, healing environment where all aspects of a patient's life - physical, mental and emotional - are considered important.