Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in the U.S. Tens of millions of Americans report suffering from chronic and excessive worry and nervousness, racing heartbeat, muscle tension, agitation, and restless sleep. Various pharmaceutical drugs are the prescribed anxiety treatment of choice by most doctors. While these drugs can offer relief from symptoms, they are often limited in scope or short-lived. Some of these drugs can be highly addictive and others have serious side effects. There is another choice. Naturopathic anxiety treatment offers a safe and effective alternative to medications. Naturopathic medicine can effectively complement convention medical treatment well.
Identifying The Causes Of Anxiety
Allopathic, or conventional, medicine operates by identifying the symptoms of anxiety and prescribing a medication to treat these symptoms. This approach can offer relief as long as the patient continues to take the medication, often for a lifetime and often with undesirable side effects. It fails to treat the underlying causes of the illness, so it cannot provide a cure.
Anxiety can be caused by a number of factors, acting individually or together, including genetic predisposition, neurological chemical imbalance, digestive tract dysfunction, stress, insomnia or learned behavior. The naturopathic approach begins with a holistic assessment of the mind, body, and lifestyle to identify the physiologic imbalances and poor habits that can lead to anxiety. Then it corrects the imbalances with appropriate natural treatment of the whole person.
Naturopathic Anxiety Treatment In Helena, MT
A naturopathic doctor begins with a highly individualized comprehensive assessment of their patient, focusing on the environmental and genetic determinants of good or bad health. These include diet and nutrition, lifestyle habits, medical history, physical and emotional traumas, stress factors, and more. They’ll conduct a complete physical exam and diagnostic lab testing. These tests can include a thyroid panel, a microbiome and nutritional assessment, food allergy testing, and stress hormone testing. Once negative health determinants have been identified, a program of appropriate natural treatment can be devised, and may include:
- Lifestyle modification
- Probiotic microbiome therapy
- Diet and nutrition modification
- Herbal supplements
- Sleep therapy
Naturopathic therapy can not only provide effective anxiety treatment and relief from many other ailments and disorders but better overall health and well-being for the whole body and mind.
If you’re searching for a safe and effective alternative to prescription medications in Helena, MT, contact Dr. Liz Cavin to schedule a consultation.Book an Appointment