Natural Treatments for Depression

We here at Sophia Natural Health can recommend you and other Connecticut residents customized treatment plans for those suffering from depression in the area. We are here to help change the course of your current health state.*

SERVING BROOKFIELD, DANBURY, RIDGEFIELD & NEARBY

If you suffer from depression, know that you are not alone. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Many people have chosen to seek natural remedies to fight back against the emptiness, irritability and sadness they feel in their daily lives.* Schedule an appointment with one of our trusted specialists at Sophia for a consultation.

Our Office Serving Brookfield, CT


Address:
 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 06804

Phone: (203) 740-9300

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Wendesday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 1PM
Sat – Sun: Closed

Potential Treatments for Depression

Depression is a difficult ailment to live with. Luckily, Sophia Natural Health Center has tools that can help ease your depressive symptoms.* We will discuss relaxation techniques, dietary training, and exercise to keep your schedule, sleep and health on track.* Sophia will work with you to figure out which treatment you would prefer to use the most.

Acupuncture

A form of therapy where thin, sterile needles are inserted into the skin to relieve pain, and relax mental and physical conditions.

Lifestyle Counseling

We help patients change their daily lifestyle and habits in order to improve their current health condition.

Moxibustion

A form of heat therapy that involves burning a herb mugwort near a person’s skin to warm the area and increase circulation.

Dietary Therapy

Making a change in one’s daily diet in order to prevent or treat disease. This generally requires a change in lifestyle for the sake of a healthier life.

Cupping

This therapy uses heated glass cups placed along the body’s meridians to pull out toxins, and promote energy flow.

Tui Na

A theraputic massage that works well in combination with acupuncture, and helps to increase the flow of blood in an area.

Herbal Therapy

Every patient is different. We use custom natural remedies to treat each body’s natural healing power, and the conditions afflicting them.

Diathermy

A form of heat therapy that generates heat in deep body tissue to increase blood circulation, and relax muscles.

Manual Therapy

A therapy where soft tissue and joints are passively manipulated in order to alleviated discomfort from physical conditions.

Success Story for Depression

Prior to walking in the door a month ago, I was in severe pain due to spine surgery. The aftereffects have been awful muscle spasms, nerve damage, pain, and overall weakness. At times, I found myself being in a depressing mental state. These symptoms have been with me through two surgeries. The first surgery was in August 2016 and the second surgery was in January 2017.

Now, since coming to SOPHIA, the muscle spasms have dissipated a week and a half ago. Pain has turned into discomfort. The herbal supplement regime is helping me mentally and physically. I feel healthier!” – Diane S., suffered from Severe Back Pain, and Depression

Symptoms & Causes Of Depression

Depression is a debilitating mental illness that impacts people in their daily lives. Symptoms of depression may be easy to identify such as lack of interests and feelings of emptiness in their lives. However, some of them are harder to catch, such as irritability, insomnia and changing appetites.

Depressive episodes have a wide variety of causes, including but not limited to:

  • Genetic predisposition and a family history of depression
  • Major stressful events such as the death of a loved one or becoming unemployed
  • Childhood traumas such as bullying or divorcing parents
  • Substance abuse including alcoholism
  • Comorbidity with other mental illnesses such as anxiety

Your Different Treatment Options

Lifestyle Counseling

We recommend lifestyle counseling for our clients who may be going through a depressive episode and feel they have exhausted all other treatment options. We offer this new healing process to provide an education for our clients who otherwise feel like there is no way to improve their mental state. Essentially, we will coach you into living your life in a healthy way.

Relaxation Therapy

You can help calm your body and increase your chances of sleeping with relaxation therapy.* Techniques involving progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation may help you combat some of the symptoms of depression such as insomnia in order to bring yourself into a state of inner peace.*

Dietary Therapy

Many people’s depressive symptoms may be exacerbated by poor eating habits. Our Chinese Dietary Therapy counselors can find the right balance of healthy foods to help you regain control of your life.* A proper diet can help you lose or gain weight, help you sleep better at night and create more energy throughout your day. Through our experts, we strive to break you out of your depressive episode by treating your body as delicately as your mind.*

Exercise

A common, natural remedy to depression can be more exercise. By encouraging you to participate in rigorous activity during the day, you’ll be able to increase the production of dopamine in your brain and naturally make you happier.* Exercise close to bedtime can also encourage a better night’s sleep, and exercise in the morning can energize you throughout your workday.* Exercise may improve your physical and mental health, especially in conjunction with a healthy diet.*

Your Trusted Natural Specialist for Depression

At Sophia Natural Health, we strive to help our clients in whatever way we can when they feel their depression is not making any progress. When you work with us, know that we aim to give our clients peace of mind through holistic and alternative treatments. A consultation with us may be the key to breaking out of your mental health issues.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results

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