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Depression

 

How Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help people with depression. 

If you’re troubled by depression, you’re not alone. More than 20 million Americans experience significant depression, according to the National Institutes of Health. Millions more suffer from moderate or occasional depression.

If depression is bringing you down, you are not alone. More than 20 million Americans experience significant depression, according to the National Institutes of Health. Millions more suffer from moderate or occasional depression. A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Depression can affect a person in many ways. Basics like eating and sleeping can be affected. How a person feels about oneself or life, in general, can also change when depression sets in.depression

The causes of depression vary and may include childhood traumas, stressful events, and biochemical imbalances. Lifestyle, stress, post-traumatic stress disorders, and genetics can also be factors. In most cases of depression, the causes are usually a combination of many reasons.

There are also many physiological reasons for depression. For example, a hormone imbalance can cause it, as in the case of postpartum depression or premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Anemia, thyroid problems, unhealthy eating habits, alcohol and drugs, and even allergies may also be to blame.

Brain chemicals such as serotonin and endorphins, well-being hormones, help regulate one’s mood. If the brain’s chemistry is compromised, depression can follow.

The digestive tract is called “the second brain” due to the high amount of neurotransmitters (brain messengers) such as serotonin that exists there. The gut and the brain are critically linked. According to scientific evidence, we know that diet and gut bacteria can influence our thoughts, behavior, and mood. Now, there is more medical evidence that shows that people who suffer from depression most likely have: less than the healthy amount of beneficial intestinal bacteria in their gut, a “leaky gut,” Candida-yeast overgrowth, parasites, and low pancreatic function. For example, being constipated and depressed is very common medical fact.

The practitioners at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco have used unique, non-drug healing programs for depression for decades. The Biotherapy Clinic focuses on the root problems, i.e. low thyroid function or Candida-yeast. At Biotherapy Clinic, a combination of alternative medicine methods is used. Some of these healing methods include:

Acupuncture–especially Russian ear-lobe and Japanese scalp acupuncture techniques.[1, 2, 3] Acupuncture points in the body are stimulated by needles or magnets that release endorphins, enkephalins, and other well-being hormones into the body. These substances are natural painkillers. They tend to reduce anxiety and depression, promote better sleep, and alleviate neck and shoulder spasms and pain.

Magnet therapy and ear lobe magnetic pellets [4]

Restoration of the proper alignment of the first neck vertebrae and other neck vertebrae. Many individuals suffer from anxiety, persistent sadness, depression, insomnia, headaches, back and neck pain, depression, high blood pressure, tinnitus, and numbness in the arms to name just a few. When the first neck bone (called the Atlas) twists or shifts out of the proper position, it can irritate the neck’s vessels, nervous branches, and spinal cord causing various symptoms including depression and anxiety. It can wreak havoc on one’s overall health with unnecessary suffering and surgeries. In this case, gentle, physiological neck movement can be very beneficial.

Herbs and Food Supplements–There are certain herbs and food supplements that have been tested and shown to help significantly with mild depression and anxiety. Some of them are the precursors of antidepressants. A person may want to take these herbs and food supplements since they naturally encourage the production of the brain messengers’ serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and melatonin. The human brain cannot function without certain vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, selenium, etc. We use unique Biotherapy Yin Formula, Biotherapy B 12 Active, Biotherapy Cellular Magnesium-Potassium, Biotherapy DL Pheine, Biotherapy Immuno Zinc, Biotherapy Complete Probiotics and many more nutritional supplements help many of our patients achieve normal mood balance.

Healing Food Consultation—A healing food consultation will help assess a person’s diet. A healing diet will help alleviate stress and depression and improve Mind-Body connection. Case in point, numerous studies worldwide have linked the deficiency of omega-3 consumption with low concentrations of brain serotonin and depression.

Anti-Candida European Whole Body Cleansing Program–Harmful gut bacteria and yeast may exacerbate depression.[5] A published medical study in the 2016 May issue of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica suggested that approximately 35 percent of depressed participants showed signs of the leaky gut syndrome. [5] Common mood imbalances such as mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability, poor memory, difficulty concentrating, lack of focus, and brain fog may be attributable to candida and fungi overgrowth. Yeast infection has also been linked to mental illness.[6]

Clinical Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy (therapy experienced in the hypnotic state) has gained considerable respectability in the medical profession for its therapeutic role in the management of many conditions including those that are stress and anxiety related. Hypnosis involves deep relaxation. A customized CD from the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco will help you deal with your particular problem. You can listen to it in the privacy of your home.

To get help now with depression without psych drugs or medications, contact Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in any of the following options:

  • Telephone consultation. (415) 409-3939 or (650)365-3640
  • Office consultation at either the San Francisco or Redwood City locations
  • Phone or e-mail order nutrition supplementation program or custom CD

Footnotes:

  1. http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1597-acupuncture-rivals-antidepressants-for-insomnia-and-depression
  2. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-acupuncture-depression-idUSBRE98N17420130924
  3. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-acupuncture-treat-depression/
  4. http://universityhealthnews.com/daily/depression/two-alternative-therapies-for-improving-anxiety-depression-symptoms/
  5. http://www.panaxea.com/wrr/us/wrr2013110704.html 6. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504121327.htm