Anxiety And Depression

Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center

Integrative & Functional Medicine & Lifestyle Preventative Medicine located in Ann Arbor, MI

When you struggle with anxiety, depression, or another emotional disorder, you may believe that there is no hope for getting better. A primary focus of the team at Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center is to provide you with the tools you need to treat the underlying causes of your condition. Using a natural, whole-body approach to treatment, you have hope for a brighter future. For a consultation with the team, call the center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or book an appointment online today.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are conditions that can significantly affect your overall sense of health and well-being. While these conditions are not the same thing, they often go hand in hand, as their symptoms and treatments frequently overlap. Around 50% of people who have depression also suffer from anxiety.

They can both have symptoms like:

  • Excessive worry
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Concentration problems
  • Lack of interest in normal activities
  • Changes in mood and behavior

 

Anxiety, when you fret or worry about the future or present, is a normal part of a healthy life. It could indicate a more serious condition when this is an ongoing state, and your worry becomes constant and consuming on a daily basis. Anxiety often causes you to feel keyed up, panicked, and restless.

Depression may be a more serious state of anxiety, and cause you to feel an overall sense of hopelessness and futility. For those with major depression, you may feel listless, apathetic, and suicidal.

What tools are available to diagnose the underlying causes of anxiety and depression?

A thorough health history, complete physical exam, and extensive diagnostic testing are needed to understand the underlying causes of your anxiety and depression.

Specialized tests to identify underlying causes include:

  • Neurotransmitter analysis
  • Amino acid analysis
  • Hormone levels
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Neurochemistry levels
  • Toxicity and oxidative stress analysis
  • Genetic testing
  • In-home sleep diagnostics

 

Effective treatment for anxiety and depression includes a thorough understanding of underlying causes and a resolution of imbalances in your system.

What treatments are available for anxiety and depression?

Conventional treatment for anxiety and depression often stops at antidepressant medications. At Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center, your treatment plan goes much deeper and focuses on natural methods for treatment, including:

Emotional release techniques

Emotional release therapy uses acupuncture and visual imagery to train the body to emotionally release negative and traumatizing events and to better manage blocked emotions.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback using Ceresetâ„¢ technology helps you train your brain to return to a calm state of mind and reduce signs of anxiety and depression. This is also effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and insomnia.

Other natural methods that help to improve the underlying causes of your anxiety and depression are amino acid therapy, hormone replacement therapy, dietary supplementation, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle coaching.

For a consultation and specialized treatment plan for your anxiety and depression, call Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.


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