According to American Medical Association (AMA)
stress is the cause of 80 – 85% of all illness and disease.
At A Path to Wellness, Dr. Christopher Jackson, Ph.D., D.O.M., A.P. (FL), practices neurological stress reduction techniques and natural
treatments for stress, sleeplessness, fatigue, anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, and panic attacks. Herbal
medicines, orthomolecular nutrition-based medicines, acupuncture, mind-body techniques, emotional freedom technique (EFT),
and guided imagery are among the tools we use for stress reduction and mood balancing. These kinds of exercises
can help us find a calm center within ourselves.
As an example, try following each sentence below
(slowly repeat 3 times):
Relax your body - Relax your feet, legs, buttox, low back,
shoulders, neck, eyes ...
Relax your mind - Focus on one sound or object and let stray thoughts pass by
Relax your soul - Be happy, accepting, grateful and content...
through to your abdomen ...
Call (727) 329-9637 for an appointment.
Studies show that music can affect mood and may be supportive in
calming activities. Listening to Jazz evokes feelings of joy, whereas Gregorian chants are helpful to support meditation
and listening to Mozart helps one feel balanced.
such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), including Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa, block a receptor
that absorbs neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. SSRIs address the effects of serotonin deficiency
but do not replenish serotonin. They may have the opposite effect as the body adapts to the drug, and
often result in a decline in sexual function. Natural approaches may actually improve mood balance by
helping to replenish serotonin and other neurotransmitters.
According to some studies, several nutrients may be effective in the treatment
of disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Often, by properly determining specific nutritional
deficiencies, or diet excesses such as glucose or caffeine, these types of disorders may be addressed effectively
without the use of drugs.