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By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
July 09, 2021
Category: Health

Osteopathic care could improve your mental wellbeing.

Many people find themselves anxious, particularly these days. We understand that you are under a lot of stress. Those dealing with chronic health problems and pain may also find themselves dealing with increased anxiety and a decreased quality of life. Here in Rome, NY, our Preventive Medicine physician provides comprehensive osteopathic care to patients to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

A Holistic Approach to Mental Health

When it comes to improving your mental health and wellbeing, our Preventive Medicine physician takes a holistic and big-picture approach to provide effective care and treatment options. We know that while some patients may wish to take medication or may be pleased with their medications, medication isn’t a quick fix to help people with anxiety and depression. We can refer patients to psychotherapists who can help them talk through and break negative patterns to help them lead healthier and mentally happier lives.

Focus on Simple Lifestyle Habits

You may be surprised just how much diet and exercise play critical roles in your health. For example, it’s believed that around 90 percent of the serotonin in our bodies is produced in the gut. When the gut is off, due to processed foods or alcohol, we may also notice that we don’t mentally and emotionally feel our best.

Our Preventive Medicine physician can easily connect your current diet and lifestyle habits to reasons you may be feeling mentally unwell and provide you with effective and easy-to-implement strategies for proper nutrition and more regular exercise. Even just thirty minutes a day of a brisk walk or working in your garden can give you the aerobic workout you need to feel better.

Consider Underlying Health Problems

Sometimes medical conditions such as a thyroid disorder or a nutritional deficiency can lead to depression or anxiety. In this case, our team will also run the appropriate tests including blood tests to look for signs of an underlying health problem. If you’ve already been diagnosed, we can also work with you to make sure that your condition is getting the proper and effective treatment you need to improve depression and anxiety symptoms.

Natural Health Center is your osteopathic practice in Rome, NY. If you are looking for a holistic approach to maintaining your mental health, call us at 888-338-WELL to schedule a consultation.