The importance of Holistic medicine in mental health care
I’ve struggled (and still do) with depression and anxiety all my life but after a failed suicide attempt at the age of 18, I turned to alternative medicine and natural health care. Learning about the mind and body in relation to one’s diet and environment became a passion.
I returned to school in my 30’s and found a new profession as a Holistic Nutritionist and Orthomolecular health care practitioner (CNP,ROHP) with a focus of mental health.
I believe in the use of nutritional supplementation + mind-body therapies in the general support of our mental health and targeted treatment for individual mental health issues. I just want to stress that holistic medicine is based on multifaceted protocols specific to our bio individuality, which takes into account a person’s mental, emotional, physical (especially when past/present Rx meds are involved) and environmental health history.
There are always underlying factors which play a significant role in the overall state of our health.
You cannot fix ‘Z’ if you don’t go back to ‘A’ to figure out what went wrong along the way.
I’m here if anyone wants to talk.