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Happy May!

May is National Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

Over the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and others within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and across the Federal Government, the public health community, and the general public have made efforts to increase the importance of understanding both prevention and treatment of mental health problems. These efforts have significantly improved the outlook for those affected by mental illnesses.

Mental Health Month gives all of us a valuable opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides this Nation has made in promoting mental health and increasing the public’s knowledge that effective services and support are available.

  • Mental health disorders include anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, or more serious illnesses as bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more. Unfortunately, most people with mental illness do not receive mental health services that they need.
  • People with mental illness can have symptoms that include a range of feelings, emotions, or experiences, including:
    • Shifts in mood
    • Sadness
    • Anxiety
    • Irritability
    • Low energy
    • Delusions
    • Hallucinations
    • Sleep problems

Mental illness is not always easy to detect. Someone does not need to have all these symptoms, perhaps just one or two.

Treating a mental illness is not something to attempt on your own. Like many health conditions, help for mental illness takes professional diagnosis and treatment.

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Naturopathic Medicine Week

May 12 – 18, 2024

Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them. Their Therapeutic Order™, identifies the natural order in which all therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage.

  1. Remove Obstacles to HealthHealth, the “natural state” of one’s body, is disturbed by obstacles that lead to disease. The first step in returning to health is to remove the entities that disturb health such as: poor diet, digestive disturbances, inappropriate and chronic stress levels, and individual disharmony. Naturopathic doctors construct a healthy regimen based on an individual’s “obstacles to health” to change and improve the terrain in which the disease developed. This allows additional therapeutics to have the most beneficial effects possible.
  2. Stimulate the Self-Healing Mechanisms. NDs use therapies to stimulate and strengthen the body’s innate self-healing and curative abilities. These therapies include modalities such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, constitutional hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture.
  3. Strengthen Weakened Systems. Systems that need repair are addressed at this level of healing. Naturopathic doctors have an arsenal of therapeutics available to enhance specific tissues, organs or systems including: lifestyle interventions, dietary modifications, botanical medicine, orthomolecular therapy (use of substances that occur naturally in the body such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals), and homeopathy.
  4. Correct Structural Integrity. Physical modalities such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and craniosacral therapy are used to improve and maintain skeletal and musculature integrity.
  5. Use Natural Substances to Restore and Regenerate. Naturopathic medicine’s primary objective is to restore health, not to treat pathology. However, when a specific pathology must be addressed, NDs employ safe, effective, natural substances that do not add toxicity or additionally burden the already distressed body.
  6. Use Pharmacologic Substances to Halt Progressive Pathology. NDs are trained in pharmacology and how to use pharmaceutical drugs when necessary. If their state license permits, they can prescribe these agents themselves or if not, refer to a conventional medical colleague.
  7. Use High Force, Invasive Modalities: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy. When life, limb, or function must be preserved, NDs refer patients to MDs who are expertly trained in these arenas. At the same time, NDs use complementary or supportive therapies to decrease side effects and increase the effectiveness of these invasive procedures.

While many naturopathic doctors are trained in primary care, like conventional medical doctors (MDs), some choose to specialize or focus their practices. Specialty associations currently exist for Endocrinology, Environmental Medicine, Gastroenterology, Parenteral Therapies, Pediatrics, Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatry, and Oncology.

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BrainTap Sessions

Think, Sleep, and Perform, Better.

Revitalize your overall wellness through better brain fitness. Activate your brain’s peak potential and tap into different neural pathways for a better and more balanced outlook in life, with one, simple touch.

Cultivate Creativity and Foster Growth

Unleash Your Imagination

Eliminate mental blocks and negative thinking so you can unlock your full creative potential. With BrainTap’s breakthrough technology, there’s simply no limit to what you can accomplish.

Enjoy Energetic Interactions

Harness your body’s natural recovery power with BrainTap’s cutting-edge audio sessions. Feel rejuvenated, present, and energized, ready to tackle whatever challenge comes your way.

Cultivate Relationships

Enhance your brain fitness, tap your intuition, and learn to communicate more effectively with family, friends, and colleagues. Experience stronger bonds and build healthy, lasting relationships.

Break Boundaries and Scale Heights

Go Beyond Limits

Push past your mental limits and achieve new levels of success. BrainTap’s innovative technology brings a heightened sense of clarity to problem solving and tackling challenges.

Engage With Confidence

Imagine walking into a meeting or group setting with the confidence and finesse of a seasoned pro. With BrainTap, you can do just that. Our powerful system helps you overcome anxiety and self-doubt, allowing you to speak and present with ease and poise.

Enhance Your Focus

When you’re focused, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. BrainTap’s technology helps you tune out distractions, unlocking new levels of inspiration and creativity. With enhanced focus, you gain new perspectives and your performance accelerates.

Revitalize, Rejuvenate, Reinvigorate.

Revitalize Mind and Body

Unwind and recharge with BrainTap’s unique mix of guided meditation, visualization, and brainwave technology. Give yourself the gift of a present mind and relaxed body.

Experience Restful Sleep

Transform your sleep experience with BrainTap’s scientifically-proven audio technology that induces deep relaxation and promotes restful, rejuvenating sleep that leaves you refreshed and energized.

Meditate Effectively

Unlock the transformative power of meditation with BrainTap’s proprietary audio system. Live in the moment, reduce negativity, and cultivate patience and tolerance. Achieve inner peace, heightened intuition, and self-awareness for a life-changing experience

Did you know that BrainTap sessions are offered at Empowered Healing Center? Dr. Ferreira likes to combine acupuncture sessions with BrainTap sessions for optimal results. Feel free to reach out to the clinic to schedule your session today!

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