Feelings of stress, depression and anxiety?
By using an integrated approach, we are able to use every tool to get you better, faster, forever.
Our treatments often include a combination of:
- Functional medicine
- Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation
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 stress, frustration, and unresolved anger compound and effect your immune system which can allow pathogens to affect the body and overtime can create autoimmune disease.
If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, you’re very familiar with the symptoms:
- 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
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 problems, such as hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, heart problems, and drug side effects.
We will not only ask you questions about exactly how anxiety affects you, but also about your digestion, if you have headaches or migraines, how you sleep, your energy levels and any muscle pains. While many of these questions may seem unrelated, they are not.
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.