Everyone has dealt with anxiety at one time or another. Whether it’s taking a cross-country flight, scoring your dream job interview or meeting your future in-laws for the first time, you almost always can expect your anxiety and pangs of dread to dissipate once your plane has touched down, you’ve aced that interview or your new family welcomes you with open arms. But what about those who live with stress and constant anxiety? Here’s how some doctors are taking an integrative, holistic approach to treating anxiety and its related disorders.
Chronic Anxiety and General Wellness
There is no magic pill that can release you from stress and chronic anxiety. Left untreated, that anxiety can lead to any number of chronic health conditions ranging from digestive problems, obesity and insomnia, to poor dietary habits and joint pain. This is where general wellness comes in: those who practice general wellness know that anxiety and other chronic conditions can be treated – and even prevented – by taking an integrative, holistic approach to all aspects of your health – mind, body and spiritual. This approach can help optimize preventive care and reduce the risk of developing chronic anxiety.
An Integrative Approach to Treating Anxiety
Doctors who practice general wellness employ the principles and practices of integrative medicine. That means looking beyond the physical condition and deeper into what other factors could be influencing your health. Regarding chronic anxiety, your condition can be affected or worsened by poor health, diet, sleep habits, environmental factors, even relationships. Likewise, any of these factors can have a profound impact on your physical well-being. The best way to get a comprehensive diagnosis and develop a plan to treat chronic anxiety is to create an picture of you as a whole person. Once that diagnosis is developed, your integrative treatment plan can include any combination of complementary protocols, to include functional medicine, nutritional and/or exercise therapies, regenerative medicine, detoxification and/or pain-relieving therapies, each of which can play a part in managing, reducing and perhaps even eliminating your chronic anxiety.
Treating Stress and Chronic Anxiety
Too many times those suffering from chronic anxiety are prescribed medication that may address some symptoms, but does not offer healing. However, medical doctors who ascribe to the principles of general wellness and integrative medicine can provide a different approach to treating a wide range of emotional, mental and medical concerns that can result in stress and chronic anxiety. In many cases, feeling “down” or blue may be a symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or chronic pain. Treating the symptoms through an integrated wellness program may not only decrease or eliminate anxiety, it may also relieve any number of physical conditions that can make anxiety worse.
Bridges Healing Center – a Unique Approach to Wellness
For those looking for a vastly different approach to treating their chronic anxiety, there is Between the Bridges Healing Center, a holistic health clinic in Mankato, Minnesota. There, you can find Dr. Jeffrey J. Kotulski, a board-certified doctor of osteopathic medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family practice, who is also certified in integrative holistic medicine. That means his approach to health care ensures his patients achieve optimal health and wellness – not only when they are sick, but throughout their lives.
Dr. Kotulski does this by helping the body heal itself through conservative therapies, nutrition guidance, lifestyle modification, and continued monitoring – all without drugs or surgery. If you are seeking health care that is integrative, holistic and effective; or if you are finding it hard to seek effective treatments for your anxiety or chronic conditions, perhaps it’s time to check out Between the Bridges Healing Center. With locations in Mankato, a detox center in Madelia and a satellite location in Clinton, South Carolina, Between the Bridges is your bridge to wellness. Call us today at (507) 388-7488 or request an appointment online and get to know one of the nation’s premier general wellness providers.