Gone are the days when science viewed mind and body as separate entities. Over the past four decades, scientists have produced thousands of experimental and research studies confirming the intricate biochemical, hormonal, and metabolic pathways linking the physical body and brain with our mental and emotional mind. What happens to the body (organs, tissues, cells) affects the mind, and what the mind thinks and feels ends up affecting the body. Thus, in treating anxiety and other stress-related disorders, we must address both the body and the mind. We also know that spiritual health is vital to the fullness of joy and physical health, and our core philosophy – above and beyond medical science – lies in the principle of Proverbs 14:30: “A heart at peace gives life to the body.”
Many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and whole foods containing key phytonutrients and co-factors help to restore proper “communication” and balanced functioning throughout the brain and body, so that mood, feelings, and thoughts are positively influenced. We also can test for hidden food and gluten allergies, leaky gut, bacterial overgrowth, and malabsorption, among other things, to determine if your primary body systems are functioning properly.
Stress management techniques and treatments help to eliminate anxious thought patterns and to both prevent and treat stress responses. Some stress reduction techniques we utilize are Acupuncture Therapy, Therapeutic BodyWork, Cognitive Reappraisal, Mindfulness Meditation, Scripture-based / Spirituality-based Prayer and Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Awareness, Relaxation techniques, Diaphragmic Breathing techniques, Visualization Imagery, and Pharmaceutical-grade Essential Oil Therapy.