Treating Stress with Natural Remedies and Lifestyle Change

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

Photo: Vivid Image, Flickr

Photo: Vivid Image, Flickr

Stress – “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.”

Looking up the definition of the word ‘stress’ produces countless results of varying explanations leaving one to accept that this monumental and proven foe of our health is difficult to define.  A theme that seems to have recurring mention is that stress is what happens when we react to both the bad and good things that happen to us.  Considering life is often one big spicy mess of good and bad things of varying intensity happening all at once, all the time, it should be understood that no two stressful situations are the same and this can leave us feeling continuously ill-prepared for the next overwhelming event that’s sure to come.

What we can do, however, is be prepared to handle our reactions to stress swiftly by fortifying our coping mechanisms through physical, mental, and emotional health.  It starts with these five tenets of self-care:

Diet

Exercise

Sleep

Social Connection

Guided Consumption of Supplements

There’s a lot there to tackle and without the right guidance it can become exhausting, expensive, and…  Wait for it…  Stressful!  An excellent way to get started and navigate these areas of a complete lifestyle regimen is to visit a qualified Doctor of Naturopathy.  Your doctor will assess and discuss with you the areas that you could use the most help with, and design a balanced treatment program covering all the bases in a reasonable and attainable manner, helping you to build yourself in to a stress-killing machine.

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Broadway Wellness Massage and Therapy is a community focused neighbourhood healthcare clinic located in the Fairview District of Vancouver, BC.  For over ten years, we have developed a highly trained and diverse team of practitioners specializing in in Registered Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, and Chiropractic Care with Network Spinal Analysis.

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