The Mindy and Body Connection
By using an integrated approach, we are able utilize the correct tools for you. Helping you to get better, faster, forever.
Our treatments often include a combination of:
- Functional medicine
- Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation
- Meditation Classes
- Mind Body Classes
Stress is often the cause of illness and the deterioration of health. Finding a release valve for your stress is essential for your health.
Mental and physical stress compound and effects your bodies ability to recover and overtime can create serious ailments like anxiety to serious illness such as autoimmune disease.
Anxiety and Depression
If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you’re very familiar with the symptoms:
- mental clarity
- heart palpitations or the sensation of a racing heart
- chest tightness
- numbness and tingling in your hands and feet
- feeling lightheaded
- shortness of breath
- the general feeling of fear, or that you might die right now
- aggitation or anger
- lack of motivation
- changes in weight or appetite
Anxiety can be a tricky thing. For some people, it seems to come out of nowhere and creep up at unexpected moments. For others, anxiety is predictable and associated with certain events, fears, or situations. Experiences such as driving on the highway, eating in restaurants, or seeing spiders have the potential to create anxiety.
Unfortunately, many people experience anxiety symptoms and don’t know why, which only makes the anxiety worse. However, it’s important to know that anxiety can be caused by physical imbalances derived from food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, digestion, or drug side effects.
We will not only ask you questions about exactly how anxiety affects you, but also about your diet, digestion, your quality of sleep, energy levels and muscle pains. While many of these questions may seem unrelated, they are not. It is the interaction of the mind and body together, their communication, which leads to overall treatment of any mental health ailment.
We take an integrated approach to treatment, using a variety of methods to help get you back to your best.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out stress hormones and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and relaxes the muscles.
Acupuncture has also been shown to stimulate neurotransmitters in the brain thereby increasing serotoninand norepinephrine levels, to decrease depressin and anxiety.
Functional medicine is an interdisciplinary field that uses established quantitative analysis methods to assess relationships between nutritional status, neurotransmitters, endocrine and immune function, and psychological symptoms. Functional tests used to evaluate mental health problems include urinary assays of neurotransmitters and their metabolites and serum assays of cholesterol, triglycerides, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and their metabolites, hormones, fatty acids, molecules that cause inflammation and immunologic factors.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) with Alpha Stim
With more than a hundred published clinical studies, reviews, numerous case reports and post-marketing clinical surveys, Alpha-Stim® Technology, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) and microcurrent electrical therapy(MET) have been firmly established as safe, effective and highly-cost effective non-pharmacological treatment modalities for anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain.
During a CES treatment, a mild electrical stimulus is applied transcranial with electrodes attached to the head. CES is a broad category and historically a variety of electrical devices have been used to perform this therapy. In most cases, however, the output has been limited to 1-2 mA of electrical stimulation. Modern CES devices use less than 1mA of low-frequency (0.5Hz) bi-phasic currents applied with the use of electrodes that attach to the patient’s ear lobes. An average length of treatment is generally 20-60 minutes. Daily treatments are recommended during the first 3-8 weeks of CES therapy.