Anxiety manifests in the body and mind, and integrative treatments like acupuncture can be ideal. As part of our series on acupuncture, today we discuss how acupuncture addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of anxiety.
If you are someone who suffers from PMS or PMDD, you likely already know how important it is to have effective treatment options that address often painful and disruptive symptoms. Read on to learn more about the causes PMS and PMDD and the ways that Chinese Medicine is providing relief for women through acupuncture.
At least 25% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. Find out why vitamin D is important for your mental health and how to meet the recommended daily dose. While sunlight provides the most vitamin D naturally, too much sun exposure provides its own risks and so many people turn to vitamin D supplements.
Dr. Beata Lewis discusses how community involvement can be as good for your own physical and mental health as it is for the health of the community. Voting, volunteering, and engaging with others in the community often lifts the spirit and new research uncovers that it is also associated with positive physical health benefits as well.
More and more research is proving that the gut plays an important role in emotional and mental wellbeing. The gut-brain axis is the pathway through which these two parts of the body communicate, and because of this open line of communication, it is essential that we pay attention to how what we eat effects how we feel. As a curious and motivated integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Beata Lewis has spent a lot of time studying the importance of gut health and can offer guidance for those wanting to learn more.
Recent research shows that blue light-blocking (BB) glasses can be effective in relieving the symptoms of mania in patients with bipolar disorder. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis presents research supporting this integrative approach to treating this disorder and explains why, as an integrative psychiatrist, she appreciates these alternatives to traditional medications.
Inflammation seems to be common in individuals suffering from depression. In these patients, taking the time to treat both their heightened inflammation as well as their depression could lead to a faster recovery and better treatment results. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis offers analysis of current research that explores the role of inflammation in depression.
Eating a tub of ice cream after a breakup seems to be an accepted behavior in response to a stressful situation. However, it also reveals a relationship to food that, in excess, can be unhealthy. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis describes the signs of a binge eating disorder and offers tools for addressing it.