What is mental health?

Mental health is mental and psychological wellbeing. When you have good mental health, you can handle the pressures of daily life, work and study effectively, maintain an active social life and live your life to the fullest.

Everyone experiences times of sadness, anger or anxiety. However, when these emotions persist for an extended time they negatively impact your mental health. Poor mental health can affect your relationships, work and study, confidence and overall wellbeing.

Mental health conditions Vital Chi treats

Stress

Stress is a normal process that our bodies go through when we are dealing with demanding situations. Stress is influenced by external factors (work, study, relationships) and internal factors (how we react to a situation).

Things flow more easily in your life when you’re not having to “fight” your way to keep going. However, most people do not receive any form of treatment for their stress despite the numerous amounts of helpful options. Vital Chi offers an array of solutions to help manage and overcome stress.

Stress symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation, and nausea
  • Aches, pains, and tense muscles
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Loss of sexual desire and/or ability

Depression

Depression is a common illness that causes a low mood that is debilitating, lasting for weeks, months or even years. It does not have to rule your life. We are here to support you explore natural medicine as a treatment either in conjunction with your medication or as an alternative to pharmaceutical medication. 

Depression symptoms

  • Feelings of overwhelmed, disappointed, miserable sad.
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia or over sleeping
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Loss of concentration
  • Loss or change in appetite
  • Relying on alcohol and sedatives,
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Lacking in confidence.

Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious at some point. However, when anxiety becomes frequent and persistent it can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. Anxiety disorders are common but that doesn’t mean you have to let it inhibit you day to day life. Vital Chi can help you understand and deal with debilitating anxiety. We offer a range of treatment options to suit your needs.

Anxiety Symptoms

  • Sense of impending danger and panic
  • Difficulty with concentration and memory
  • Increased heart rate
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Stomach or chest pain
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Feeling tense

Naturopathy

Treats: Stress, anxiety, depression

Naturopathy is a holistic healthcare discipline that takes into consideration your symptoms, lifestyle, nutrition and goals. Our naturopaths use herbal and nutritional medicine, diet and lifestyle advice, the practice of mindfulness and massage to help you get back to leading a healthy and fulfilling life.

Kinesiology

Treats: Anxiety, depression

Kinesiology uses gentle muscle testing to identify any imbalances in your body, determine what areas need healing and assess your energy levels. This treatment addresses physical, emotional and psychological recovery. At Vital Chi we will support you through this journey to positively enhance certain areas of your life.

Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)

Treats: Anxiety, stress, depression

MiCBT combines mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioural therapy training. Mindfulness meditation teaches you to recognise your current state and accept all the feelings you are experiencing. You will learn to not worry about the past and future and to instead live in the present moment. Cognitive behavioural therapy compliments this as it helps you take control of your thought patterns and change your actions into those that are deliberate and positive.

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