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Vancouver Naturopaths & Depression

If you are suffering from depression, naturopathy may be beneficial for you. By promoting physical activity, a healthy diet, and proposing natural health treatments, naturopathy can help you feel better without medication.

Vancouver Naturopaths treat depression:
Depression affects nearly one million Canadians a year. Episodes can last for long periods of time and affect emotions, physical activity, and a person’s social life. Depression is the feeling of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness. These feelings may last for two weeks or more and are often recurring. They are accompanied by a “down” mood and can tragically result in self-destruction or even suicide. Additionally, depression does not only affect the person with symptoms but also their family and loved ones.


Downtown Vancouver Naturopathy Clinic

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Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

Symptoms:

  • Decreased interest in physical activity
  • Constant sad feelings
  • Significant weight changes
  • Loss of appetite or increased hunger
  • Insomnia or over-sleeping
  • Loss of concentration
  • Restlessness
  • Feelings of self-worthlessness
  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression can be hereditary, however, it can also be caused by sudden life changes such as a death in the family, job loss, or an ending relationship. Certain diseases and their medication can also lead to depression. For example, feelings of depression are often side effects of cancer and HIV treatments.

There are many medication options prescribed to patients, but the most common anti-depressant prescribed in Vancouver is Paxil. Medications commonly combined with counseling and psychology as this combination is believed to be more effective than medication alone.

Vancouver Naturopaths Treat Depression:

Naturopathy believes that it is possible to treat depression without chemical drugs. Our downtown Vancouver naturopathy clinic specializes in natural treatments for depression and other medical conditions.

Vancouver Naturopathic Treatments For Depression and Overall Natural Health:

  • Aromatherapy is a scent inducing therapy used by Vancouver Naturopaths. It associates different smells with different emotions. Certain smells relieve certain feelings; for example, lavender can ease stress. Aromatherapy is often paired with massage or acupuncture to help alleviate stress and anxiety felt by patients who suffer from depression. This treatment promotes natural health without relying on pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Bach Flower Therapy is another therapy used in naturopathy known to change emotional and psychological behaviors. The oil from a variation of 38 different flowers is added to a cup of water and consumed 4 times a day. It infuses different energies into the body to alleviate depression. Flower therapy is also used to promote general natural health and is available in our downtown Vancouver Naturopath Clinic.
  • Color Therapy is used in naturopathy to promote relaxation. Color is beamed at certain points, or charkas (energy points) and meridians (acupuncture points), on the patient’s hands and feet. In response to different colours, different energies are restored in the patient’s body. Vancouver naturopathy uses the color yellow to alleviate depression. The color yellow is the “solar plexus chakra” and helps the patients’ mental well being. As well as treating depression, yellow beams can energize, improve memory, improve appetite, and help stimulate the digestive tract.

Vancouver Naturopaths Treat Depression


If you are suffering from depression, contact one of our
downtown Vancouver Naturopaths to explore natural treatments

Downtown Vancouver Naturopathy Clinic

vancouver naturopathic medicine aumakua integrated wellness clinic phone number


Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

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