So often we feel off kilter. Our emotional balance seems to lean more on the side of depression and anxiety, than on the side on enthusiasm and a healthy view of life. Sometimes the reasons are known - such as financial or marital stress, other times it is not known.
Health concerns such as fatigue, worry about a health condition or side effects of medications also contribute to emotional instability. These could be either known or unknown.
Much of the time what we define as depression is simply fatigue, loss of interest, sadness, loneliness and others. Depression is mostly an amalgamation of different emotions all jumbled together into one miserable state!
There are several factors that affect emotional balance: healthy hormonal health, proper nutrition, a body free of toxic burden, all organs functioning at appropriate capacity, and of course situational and past events. Most of the time when there is emotional instability there are more than one of these factors involved.
We can help. With the use of acupuncture and/or nutrition and/or lifestyle counseling and/or several other tools, we have many accoutrements available to help.
If you are ready to bring balance back into your emotional health, - that means feeling the good as well as the bad (all emotions are healthy as long as they are in proper perspective), then we can help.
We pride ourselves in helping to uncover the underlying mechanism contributing to a lack of emotional wellbeing. Although we are not counselors, we are trained in supporting emotional health through lifestyle coaching, lending a caring ear, and handling the physical aspects that may be contributing to your emotional gloom.
Before coming to see Dr. Carling I felt lost, to the point I couldn't do things. I wasn't capable of in depth thinking. My mind seemed so empty. I had no feelings about anything. My body was totally fatigued. I was not sleeping at all at night. I took no joy or pleasure from anything. That was very sad. I had been slowly progressing into this state for a couple of years, but I was at my worst for the 3 months before I came to see Dr. Carling. I finally decided to take some action when I reached the point where I was no longer able to take responsibility for my granddaughter.
My medical doctor put me on Zoloft and Xanax. This helped improve my sleep for the first few nights, but did not affect my depression. After the first few nights, the drugs were no longer helping with my sleep. My doctor increased my dosage, and I still did not experience any positive change. I felt drugged upon awakening and it took me a couple of hours to get going in the morning.
After only 3 treatments I began to experience emotions again. Now, only about a month into my treatments with Dr. Carling, I am feeling so much better! Before, I felt like I had no soul. Now, I feel like I am beginning to recapture that...at a depth I didn't know was possible. Every day I notice a difference for the better. I am creating a whole new life for myself. Dr. Carling is teaching me to take care of myself - the whole me.
I appreciate Dr. Carling's kindness. She has paid complete attention to me. She has so much compassion...she listens with her whole heart. She really cares what happens to me. You don't see that too often in medicine. She has wisdom and knowledge beyond measure. Dr. Carling is one of the most gracious women I have ever met.
I am so surprised at how good I feel. I didn't think I'd be able to laugh again...and really feel it. Thank You! - Betty