A healthier lifestyle can be regulated by mental health, physical health, and diet. Maintaining physical and mental health are crucial to an individual’s longevity. Even if an individual follows a perfect diet, depression can lead to illness. Natural Care Acupuncture will provide a plan of treatments for releasing depression by addressing the following factors:
- Negative thought
- Poor memory and focus
- Poor personal and social relationships
- Fatigue and energy levels
Chinese medicine uses “food as medicine” and “functional foods” to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions. Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day can help reduce the risk of degenerative and chronic diseases.
It is also important to maintain a healthy weight. Chinese medicine has been used for centuries to speed metabolism and reduce appetite. Obesity is at an all time high. It is well known that those who are obese have an increased risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. For women who are looking to improve fertility, the optimum body fat percentages are between 18% and 25%. Staying within these percentages helps your chances for a natural pregnancy. We will discuss food guidelines based on the recommendations of Chinese Medicine.
Physical activity is not only beneficial to maintain a healthy physique, it is also beneficial from an emotional standpoint. Getting 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity per day is recommended and a diligent commitment to your physical health is important to maintaining a regular exercise routine.
Nearly twice as many women as men will develop depression and related mood disorders in their lifetime. Women differ from men in that their unique biological, psychosocial and cultural factors can increase the risk of depression and mood-related disorders.
It is important for anyone who may develop depression to properly manage their stress. Stressors differ for each individual so finding a balance of successful work life and a satisfying family life is essential. Properly managing stress through lifestyle changes and attitude are key to managing stress properly. Chinese Medicine can be used to help restore emotional balance. These methods will be discussed in order to achieve emotional control as well as restoring self-discipline and promoting healthy social behaviors.
Enjoying vitality requires that you maintain a kind and loving attitude to yourself and those around you. Getting enough sleep, relaxing to music or enjoying a good book will help to inspire a positive outlook. A primary lesson of Chinese medicine is that each person is their own best doctor and each of us must be responsible for learning to take care of body and spirit.
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