Living with anxiety and depression can be challenging. Fortunately, there are many natural and effective ways to treat these common mental health conditions. Here are some tips you can use in order to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Journal Before Bedtime to Release Anxious Energy
Do you have trouble quieting your mind when it’s time to go to bed? A common symptom associated with anxiety is the inability to stop intrusive thoughts from replaying over and over again in your mind. One way to release pent-up anxiety and clear the mind before bedtime is to spend a few minutes journaling every night. You don’t need to be a great writer to enjoy the benefits of therapeutic journaling. Simply get a notebook, grab a pen, and start writing down whatever comes to mind. By clearing your mind and putting your fears and worries down on paper, you’ll find it easier to relax and enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.
Functional Health Coaching
Anxiety and depression can be rooted in our body’s chemistry as well. Hormone and mineral imbalances can lead to excess or depleted levels of cortisol (our stress hormone) or serotonin (our “happy” hormone) to name two. At the Teal Center, we offer functional diagnostic nutrition through take-home tests, such as hair mineral analysis and/or DUTCH tests that are sent to a lab. Our expert FDN coach will review your results with you and provide you with recommendations on how to get your hormone and mineral balances back on track. The insights you gain will support your overall health for many years to come.
Seek Professional Help
Have you tried to address your anxiety and depression on your own and found little to no relief? There is no shame in reaching out for professional help. Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time. If your symptoms worsen or nothing has worked for you, be sure to book an appointment with a professional. They can help you get to the root of your issues and give you the tools to improve your situation and enhance your quality of life.
In addition to relieving muscle tension, Massage helps to lower levels of anxiety and depressed mood, increase dopamine and serotonin levels, and decrease norepinephrine. In general, clinical research supports massage therapy as an effective part of treating anxiety and depression. Our licensed and professional massage therapists at The Teal Center can work with you to create a treatment plan to address your concerns effectively.
The number one cause of depression is feeling disconnected and/or isolated. With Craniosacral Therapy (CST), the body’s systems are integrated so we feel connected and whole. By working directly with the central nervous system in a gentle, non-invasive manner, CST supports relaxation, the regulation of cortisol, and the release of deep and long-held patterns. Unwinding tension patterns supports elevated mood and a sense of harmony and connection with the world around us.