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How are Your Mental and Physical States Connected?

Mood disturbances? Anxiety? Depression? Difficulty coping? Low energy? Insomnia? Slow metabolism? Poor digestion? Aches and pains?

These are just a few of a variety of symptoms of a body under stress. Our bodies don’t differentiate between physical and psychological stress, so whether it’s physical pain or emotional pain, it causes the same reaction in body – inflammation. When left unchecked, inflammation can cause everything from minor symptoms to chronic health complaints.

The body and mind are inextricably connected. The mind affects the body, and the body affects the mind. To treat either in isolation is to neglect half of the whole.

Why Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is an integrative form of primary health care that combines a modern, scientific understanding of disease with natural treatment strategies.

Mental and emotional distress can cause physical manifestations that other forms of therapy may not target. Naturopathic Medicine helps to facilitate all around wellbeing by addressing the mind-connection and the physical effects of cognitive conditions.

Rather than simply managing symptoms, NDs treat the root cause of ill health.

 Naturopathic Medicine at Helix Healthcare Group

At Helix Healthcare Group, Dr. Krystina Milloy works closely with your other treatment team members in order to ensure all your treatment goals are met.

Using a three-tiered approach to health, Dr. Milloy works with patients to address the physical aspects of their conditions by:

  1. Reversing the processes that led to ill health
  2. Rebuilding what was lost due to ill health
  3. Rebalancing to prevent further ill health

 

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