Does the idea of public speaking tie your stomach up in knots? Do sweet words from loved ones leave you with a lump in your throat? Have you ever worried yourself sick? If so, then you’ve experienced the power of the mind-body connection. Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, the relationship between our thoughts, emotions, and physical state is a constant and crucial factor in our overall wellbeing. This especially turns when it comes to mental health, so our holistic approach to depression treatment may be effective for you or a loved one.
Ancient healing systems have long honored the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. In the past several decades, the modern scientific community has followed suit, providing evidence-based research confirming the benefits of an integrative approach to health. If you need mental health services such as anxiety treatment, depression treatment, bipolar disorder treatment, ADHD treatment, PTSD treatment, and more, holistic treatment may help you find relief and recovery.
At True Life Center, our holistic approach to recovery is central to our support. If you are interested in holistic treatment for mental health, reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable staff today.
Why Choose a Holistic Approach to Depression Treatment?
Trauma can manifest as chronic illness, depression can deplete the spirit, and anxiety can push relationships to their breaking point. These mental health conditions affect every aspect of life, so truly effective trauma treatment must comprehensively address those same aspects. Too often, patients experience the treatment as a series of symptoms rather than a whole individual. This can lead to misdiagnoses, unsustainable results, and a great deal of frustration. Treatment centers that take a holistic approach recognize mental health conditions as biological, physiological, and spiritual conditions. Unfortunately, those who lack this approach view them as a brain-based disease. This comprehensive treatment approach supports lasting wellness and promotes self-care.
Which Holistic Services Are Most Beneficial?
Each individual’s struggles and hopes are unique. A great holistic practitioner will be interested in hearing your personal story before determining whether their services will help you meet your wellness goals.
Common holistic services include:
- Mindfulness meditation
All of these services play different but important roles in recovery. Acupuncture and massage offer relaxation, pain reduction, mood improvement, and enhancement of the body’s innate healing abilities. Fitness and nutrition sessions are extremely individualized and allow patients to practice prevention, develop healthy lifestyle habits, and workshop specific concerns surrounding energy, immunity, sleep, mood, etc. Yoga and meditation help cultivate awareness of the mind and body and provide tools to manage stress more effectively. These holistic services can be powerful individually, more so in combination, and even more so when our mental health treatment staff work together to coordinate your care.
Holistic vs. Western Medicine
For many, the word holistic brings images of yoga mats and herbal remedies only, but in its truest sense, holistic means taking the whole system into account. Western medicine and holistic medicine are often incorrectly depicted as opposing viewpoints. However, a combination of the two typically yields a quicker and more thorough recovery. A broken leg, for instance, merits a visit to the doctor for an X-ray and cast. But eating nourishing food, receiving acupuncture, and practicing meditation may help manage pain, reduce stress, and speed the healing process. The same can be true of anxiety, depression, PTSD, or any mental health condition. Medication (prescribed thoughtfully and only as necessary), psychotherapy, and holistic treatments can complement and balance one another to help you achieve authentic wellness.
Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Depression Treatment
There are numerous benefits of holistic treatment for mental health. A few of these benefits include:
- Promotes relaxation
- It helps develop coping skills
- Encourages a healthy diet and proper exercise
- It can be easily implemented
- It is often more cost-effective than medication
At True Life Center, we want to help you learn how to live with a mental health disorder. Reach out to our team today.
Heal Your Mental Health with Treatment at True Life Center
True Life Center is an integrative mental health and addiction treatment center located in La Jolla’s UTC area. We offer outpatient psychiatry, psychotherapy, and an intensive outpatient program that seamlessly integrates evidence-based medicine with holistic services. Please contact us if you have any questions about our approach or feel that holistic treatment may benefit you or a loved one. Call today at 866.420.1792 to speak with a team member.