Condition Spotlight

Recent evidence suggests that depression, anxiety, antisocial behavior, learning disorders, or schizophrenia can be caused by biochemical imbalances, toxins, allergies, food sensitivities, and other environmental factors. Advances in nutritional therapy, orthomolecular medicine, mind/body medicine, environmental medicine, and other alternative therapies now offer many solutions to the treatment of mental disorders.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 30% of Americans suffer from some type of mental disorder severe enough to require psychiatric treatment.1 Incidences of depression and suicide are also rapidly increasing, especially among children and adolescents.

How to Achieve Emotional Stability

Emotional stability has become the goal for many. It refers to achieving emotional balance in the face of difficult situations. Since stress levels have been increasing across the world, especially in this time of economic Read More

4 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health, but many people fail to take it seriously until it’s too late. If you’re not happy with the state of your mental health, there are several Read More

The Best Foods for Mental Health

It’s spring, well, officially at least! But as we all know, cold temperatures can and will stick around for many weeks after the start of spring. To help boost and maintain our mental health on Read More

Top Foods to Boost Mental Health

It’s spring, well, officially at least! But as we all know, cold temperatures can and will stick around for many weeks after the start of spring. To help boost and maintain our mental health on Read More

Why You Need to Break the OCD Cycle

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can be a very difficult condition to live with. It not only has a huge negative effect on the life of the sufferer, but it also has an impact on the Read More

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Complementary and alternative therapies are health-related therapies that are not part of mainstream medical care. They are thought to increase wellbeing, aid relaxation, and promote good mental health.

You can use complementary and alternative therapies for different mental health needs and symptoms. There is more research into some complementary and alternative therapies than others. This means that there is more evidence that some work than there is for others.

While many physical conditions and disorders have been shown to cause psychological stress, studies have also found that psychological stress can likewise contribute to physical illness. The central nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system all respond to psychological stress. Depressed immune function is associated with many kinds of stress including bereavement, divorce, job loss, examinations, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and sleep deprivation. Up to 80% of health problems in the U.S. are considered stress-related. In large-scale studies conducted in 1967, those who became seriously ill reported having more stressful life events than those who were well.

Multiple daily stress has been shown to undermine health. When the body systems are overstimulated by stress, illness is likely to occur and cardiac disease may set in. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness increase digestive problems and cancer growth. Fear, anxiety, and stress can also interfere with healing, compromise the immune system, and encourage cardiovascular disease.

Not all complementary and alternative therapies are regulated. It is important to make sure the therapist you choose is qualified.