Can you help me get off of anxiety or depression medications… or help me avoid taking them altogether?
What causes anxiety and depression?
When anxiety or depression occurs, it is due to a few different factors. The issue can be due to:
- a trauma has occurred
- there are repeated traumas that have created an accumulation disorder
- there is a neurotransmitter imbalance
How do you treat anxiety and depression?
When we experience emotional difficulties, it is best to find out the cause of the origin of our issues.
Taking medication can help in the short term at times, but they stop the production of our own neurotransmitters, such as 5-HTP (a precursor to serotonin), serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. When production decreases due to the addition of external sources of neurotransmitters, it leaves the central nervous system more deficient and can create withdrawal symptoms when the medication is removed.
Finding and treating the cause can help the body, mind and spirit to overcome the emotional issues in a natural way. When medication is removed, even without causing the common withdrawal symptoms, the original dysfunction remains and the same feelings of depression or anxiety may reoccur. The original trauma still needs to be addressed at this time, therefore prolonging long-term recovery.
I use many techniques to find and treat the cause, including:
- Neurotransmitter testing
- Homeopathic remedies
- Neuro-emotional Technique
Through this process, the individual treated can recover and also learn important tools for dealing with future emotional issues that may arise, creating a more stable emotional lifestyle. Life is full of challenging situations. Being able to cope with the challenges that occur, with less turbulence to our internal process, is part of the treatment that I provide.
Is there ever a time where medication is necessary?
There are occasions where it is necessary to use medication for short-term relief of intense emotional difficulties. If you are already on medication, I am able to help stabilize your neurotransmitter levels as I treat the cause and help to wean you slowly off the medication while avoiding withdrawal symptoms or mood instability.