The negative mental health implications of the excessive stressors and challenges in 2020 grow increasingly dire. This holds especially true for the youth, healthcare workers, and ethnic minorities. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Unfortunately, the fear of many psychiatrists and mental health experts have manifested, the world is in a psychological crisis. Even more concerning is that agreed upon and accessible interventions, especially for the younger population, are lacking. (13, 14, 15, 16)
Previously, I provided resources to support children and young adults transitioning back into this school year. In it, I discussed the benefits of essential oils and natural health tips to help calm the brain and body. I also posted a short 11-minute video that summarized my favorite naturopathic medicine (NM) tips for mitigating the negative physical and emotional ramifications from the recent traumatic events. These modalities included essential oils, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), mindfulness, and deep breathing. By addressing the overwhelming thoughts at the start, the negative downstream effects can be prevented.
How Naturopathic Doctors Can Help Fill the Gap for Mental Health Support
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) use a personalized and holistic approach that can be effectively combined with conventional care for promoting mind-body wellness. NM has been shown to be an effective method for alleviating symptoms of psychiatric disorders in several studies. (17, 18, 19)
Specializing in mood imbalances, I am well aware that hormones, gastrointestinal health, and other chronic issues are affected and perpetuated by emotions, stress, and relationships. For this reason, I have recently became a member of the Psychological Association of Naturopathic Physicians. This organization has a mission to promote, educate, and provide research on the mind-body connection in the field of naturopathic psychiatry.
In my latest post on my webpage, I provide more details on how naturopathic doctors can help to fill the gap that exists in holistic mental health and brain support. I also recap why essential oils fit perfectly into the naturopathic mind-body medicine model.*
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*Note: If you are experiencing suicidal ideation, or need urgent attention, it’s important to consult with a licensed mental health provider. You can find information at the end of my latest article.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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