How can a naturopath help with Stress

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for

Stress

What is

Stress

Stress is the body's natural response to perceived threats or challenges, triggering a cascade of physiological and psychological reactions. While acute stress is a normal part of life, chronic stress can negatively impact physical and mental health. However stress is an inevitable part of life, something we can’t do much about. What we do have a huge influence over however is how your body interprets and responds to stress, therefore how much of an impact external stress is having over your health. Naturopathic medicine offers holistic approaches to manage stress, promote relaxation, and restore balance to the body and mind.

Symptoms

  • Persistent feelings of anxiety or worry
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Jaw clenching or teeth grinding
  • Night mares or terrors
  • Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns
  • Digestive issues such as stomach pain, indigestion, or changes in appetite
  • Weakened immune system leading to frequent illnesses or infections
  • Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure or heart palpitations
  • Cognitive difficulties including difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, or racing thoughts
  • Behavioural changes such as increased use of substances like alcohol or tobacco, or changes in eating or sleeping habits

Treatment options

Naturopathic Assessment: Comprehensive evaluation of stressors and their impact on physical and emotional health. Treatment plans may include relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness practices. Naturopaths may also recommend lifestyle modifications to reduce stress, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, and time spent in nature.

Your nutritional status and any possible deficiencies can be both a cause and symptoms of stress, so making sure you are getting adequate nutrition into both your diet and possibly through supplementation is an important part of treatment. 

There are some very powerful herbal medicines that can reduce the body's experience of stress, improve adrenal function, reduce any symptoms of stress like headaches and GI disturbances as well as regulating the HPA axis, the way the brain talks to the body in regards to managing stress.

By addressing stress through naturopathic interventions, individuals can cultivate resilience, enhance coping mechanisms, and improve overall well-being.

Success stories

Hear from our clients who have experienced improvements in

Stress

My reflux disappeared, the inflammation subsided, and the brain fog lifted. I now wake up full of energy, feeling like my body is functioning optimally.
Mike D
Mike D

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

I feel this in my overall health. My brain fog has cleared, my negativeness has improved drastically, and my energy levels have increased tremendously, to name a few holistic improvements
Rebekah C
Rebekah C

Treated by:

Zoe Summers

The treatments she prescribed took effect almost immediately and I have been migraine free for the past 8 months.
Karen
Karen

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

She not only treated the symptoms but is helping me to deal with the cause of the problem.
Mike F
Mike F

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

With Tessa’s guidance and assistance, we noticed a significant improvement in our health soon after.
Jordan
Jordan

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

Tessa has been an absolutely amazing person to work with! From the minute I sat down with her I felt heard, supported, and understood.
Samantha Z
Samantha Z

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

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Stress

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Zoe Summers
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist (b.NatMed)

Zoe is the first practitioner who started working with Tessa at Wellness. She is the go-to person for anything to do with your immune system, issues with fatigue as well as sports performance and nutrition.

Tessa Hemingway
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist (B.NatMed), clinic founder & director

Tessa is the founder of Wellness Clinic as well as an experienced practitioner working closely with women with hormonal and menstrual issues and conditions of the nervous system like stress, anxiety and mental health challenges.