If you have depression, you might struggle to fall asleep, get out of bed in the morning, or have the energy to be productive. At Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington, Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP, uses integrative care, including chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy to manage the symptoms of depression. To schedule your consultation for treatment, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.
Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a common mental illness causing negative thoughts and feelings. It can lead to sadness and dread as well as feelings of emptiness or loss of interest in your typical go-to activities.
Severe depression influences your ability to sleep, concentrate, be productive, and care for yourself and those dependent on you. Fortunately, there are plenty of effective techniques to manage depression, ease symptoms, and improve your overall well-being.
At Integrated Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph specializes in managing depression symptoms using an integrative, whole-body approach. You should schedule an appointment if you’ve had symptoms for at least two weeks, especially if there has been a change in your level of functioning because of them.
Depression symptoms can vary from person to person, but there are some key signs that most people with the condition experience. Your symptoms might be mild, moderate, and severe and can include:
When you arrive at Integrated Chiropractic for your initial consultation, Dr. Joseph asks about the severity of your symptoms and when they started. He makes personalized treatment recommendations that can put your mind and body back into balance to relieve depressive symptoms.
At Integrated Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph creates an individualized integrative care plan to reduce your symptoms of depression. While counseling and antidepressants can benefit depression, integrative medicine takes a different, whole-body approach. Your depression care plan at Integrative Chiropractic might include:
Chiropractic care improves symptoms of depression by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters that induce positive feelings, like oxytocin. Chiropractic adjustments can also help you sleep better and restore a balance between your body and mind.
Clinical psychology is the psychological specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families. With the use of no medication but holistic techniques to train and re-program many mental health issues.
Massage therapy relieves physical aches, but it can improve mental symptoms of depression too. Manual manipulation by a licensed massage therapist at Integrated Chiropractic stimulates deep relaxation and increases activity in your parasympathetic nervous system to calm both your mind and your body.
Making changes to your diet has countless benefits. Dr. Joseph can work with you to build a healthy diet that promotes better overall health and mental health. It helps to limit sugars, processed foods, and red meat while eating more leafy greens, fruits, and veggies.
To learn more about depression and how integrative care can help you, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.