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.  See Dr. Jackson's BLOG for a deeper understanding of the underlying issues being researched and applied at A Path to Wellness.  Herbal medicines, orthomolecular nutrition-based medicines, acupuncture, massage, mind-body techniques, emotional freedom technique (EFT), guided imagery, and now the Sensory Re-Learning Technique 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...

Breathe -                  Deeply through to your abdomen ... 

Our team member, Juanita Christy, is a certified emotional freedom technique (EFT) Coach.  

Juanita has used the techniques of EFT and the Law of Attraction to help many individuals struggling with emotional issues.

Many concerns can be alleviated using EFT, including PTSD related to trauma, stress, anxiety, grief, and other life challenges.  

Call (727) 329-9637 for an appointment.


Music and nature sound study

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.  Music and nature sounds can improve pain and anxiety levels, even post-operatively, according to a recent study.  Click the link above to download the study.

Pharmaceutical antidepressants 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 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.