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Stress/Mood Disorders

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Stress is one of the three primary elements we deal with at Everspring Health for every program we provide because it plays a role in everyone’s quality of life. Stress often reveals itself as anxiety which when chronic can lead to exhaustion and even depression. Many people who come to us don’t feel the need to go to a counselor, but are looking for more energy or relief from their anxiety. Others come with a clinical diagnosis and treatment plan already in place and we can integrate and work alongside your current program to support the progress you might already be experiencing. We can work with you, regardless of whether or not you’re already being seen for stress, anxiety, or depression, toward a better future.

We start by examining your past history and going through a series of constitutional diagnostics: some people may have experiences labeled as anxiety that are actually normal despite them not being ideal, while some are experiencing discomfort that should not be considered acceptable. These diagnostics will help us understand what’s normal for you and what can be improved upon. We can employ acupuncture and massage, as well as using herbal therapies to help ease stress and get you functioning at peak capacity. We also examine how your diet and sleep might be affecting your mood because these two components are crucial to a stable, productive mood. With time and patience, we can help you find long-term solutions to what you’re experiencing and enable you to be in control.

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Holistic Medicine Principles

Principles embraced by the Members of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

 

  1. Optimal Health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a dynamic state of being fully alive. This creates a condition of well-being regardless of the presence or absence of disease.
     
  2. The Healing Power of Love. Holistic health care practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life's most powerful healer.
     
  3. Whole Person. Holistic health care practitioners view people as the unity of body, mind, spirit and the systems in which they live.
     
  4. Prevention and Treatment. Holistic health care practitioners promote health, prevent illness and help raise awareness of dis-ease in our lives rather than merely managing symptoms. A holistic approach relieves symptoms, modifies contributing factors, and enhances the patient’s life system to optimize future well-being.
     
  5. Innate Healing Power. All people have innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds and spirits. Holistic health care practitioners evoke and help patients utilize these powers to affect the healing process.
     
  6. Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic health care practitioners embrace a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment. These options come from a variety of traditions, and are selected in order to best meet the unique needs of the patient. The realm of choices may include lifestyle modification and complementary approaches as well as conventional drugs and surgery.
     
  7. Relationship-centered Care. The ideal practitioner-patient relationship is a partnership which encourages patient autonomy, and values the needs and insights of both parties. The quality of this relationship is an essential contributor to the healing process.
     
  8. Individuality. Holistic health care practitioners focus patient care on the unique needs and nature of the person who has an illness rather than the illness that has the person. 
     
  9. Teaching by Example. Holistic health care practitioners continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health, which then profoundly influence the quality of the healing relationship.
      
  10. Learning Opportunities. All life experiences including birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both patients and health care practitioners.