Yes, functional medicine can help with mental and emotional health concerns. The functional medicine approach recognizes that mental and emotional health are interconnected with physical health and considers the impact of psychological and social factors on overall health and wellness.
The gut is known as the second brain, and can influence our moods and emotions. Toxins can disturb our neurotransmitters. In functional medicine we can look at your neurotransmitters and other biochemistry to see how it is affecting your mood. We can then set up a treatment plan to improve your emotional health.
At One Wellness, we use a holistic approach to evaluate the underlying causes of mental and emotional health issues, including nutrient imbalances, chronic inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and more. By addressing these root causes, we aim to support the body’s natural healing processes and promote optimal mental and emotional health.
In addressing mental and emotional health concerns, we may use a combination of therapies, including:
- Nutrient therapy: Supplementation with essential nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, and magnesium, to support brain function and improve mood.
- Lifestyle changes: Recommendations for physical activity, stress management, and sleep hygiene to improve mental and emotional health.
- Functional medicine testing: Assessments, such as saliva hormone testing and food sensitivity testing, to identify any imbalances or sensitivities that may be contributing to mental and emotional health concerns.
- Mind-body therapies: Techniques, such as mindfulness, meditation, and therapy, to support mental and emotional health and improve overall well-being.
We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and supports your journey to optimal mental and emotional health.