Stress, anxiety and depression are on the increase. In England more and more people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
While most people prefer to resort to conventional medicine for alleviating symptoms of stress and anxiety, there are many who choose to take the less trodden path of availing alternative medicine or therapies that are known to cure a person holistically. Under this umbrella stress, depression and anxiety are looked at as emotional and behavioural symptoms as much as chemical imbalances.
Links between the central nervous system and the trillions of bacteria in the gut — the microbiota — are now a major focus of research, public interest and press coverage. Researchers know that the gut microbiota can produce or stimulate the production of neurotransmitters and neuro-active compounds, such as serotonin (the “happy hormone”), GABA (a calming hormone) and dopamine, and that these compounds can modulate bacterial growth. This connection is called the gut-brain axis and suggests that digestion and hormonal balance can potentially play a key role in how we react to stress and see the world and ourselves.
With my therapies I can help you balance the nervous system and body’s chemistry to reduce stress internally, looking at the endocrine and digestive systems together with the emotional aspects as a possible cause of the imbalance. I will work with you to understand your specific anxiety and where it stems from creating a relationship of cause and effect. Since the body is looked at as a unified whole, adjustments made in the body and its chemistry can equally affect the mind. My goal is to find what your body needs so that you can return to emotional balance using natural therapy, food and supplements instead of drugs. Emotional Stress Release techniques are used to help address negative emotions and reprogram the brain towards a more positive outlook.