Some of the largest selling pharmaceuticals today are antidepressants along with sleeping pills. This reflects the rise in anxiety and depression in our modern society. We're even medicating our children in an effort to assist them to function in school and social settings.
Whilst these medications are effective in reducing symptoms its important to look for and to address the root cause as there is evidence that long term use may create additional health concerns.
Besides the need for every increasing dosing you might expect digestive disorders and neurological damage further down the track if the root cause is not addressed.
Nutrient and herbal supplements can be equally helpful in alleviating the symptoms however their safety profile is considered healthier than pharmaceuticals. It is important to be aware however that herbal medicines (and selected foods) can interact with pharmaceutical medications and should be administered under profession guideance. Discuss this further with your health care practitioner.
The holistic approach - characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease - seeks to identify and to treat the underlying causes of mental health disorders. There are a number of places to look for potential clues.
Jillaine can access the following tests and reports in support of a holistic approach to managing mental health and nervous system concerns.
Earth Mother Natural Health in Cygnet
Gore Street Medical
www.echidnaacupuncture.com.auor Echidna Acupuncture
Jillaine is passionate about Traditional FOOD AS MEDICINE. She lives on an organic farm in Cygnet Tasmania.