There is a powerful interplay between our body and emotions – it is impossible to separate the two. When we experience emotional upsets, our internal state is disrupted. Similarly, when we experience physical problems or changes, our emotions can become greatly affected.

At the Nature’s Intentions Naturopathic Clinic, we first identify the root cause and underlying imbalances that are causing symptoms of depression, as well as other factors that have contributed to the problem.

At the Nature’s Intentions Naturopathic Clinic, we use a variety of natural therapies to treat depression*. One of those therapies is acupuncture, which has shown to help regulate mood swings and balance, improve energy and sleep in individuals suffering from depression, as well has shown to reduce blood pressure levels in people subjected to mental stress. Acupuncture can be very effective to reduce anxiety in some individuals.

Daily practices of relaxation techniques can definitely make a great difference in dealing with stressful life situations that might cause anxiety and stress, eventually leading to depression. Regularly practicing relaxation techniques will have a calming effect on the body and mind. Our psychotherapist on staff does provide patients with various stress coping strategies and management systems such as cognitive behavioral therapy, guided relaxation and counseling.

Another natural treatment of depression is Reiki. Reiki is an energetic method of treatment and is very effective in releasing emotional stress in a calming and energizing effect. It will also strengthen the individual’s energy system, also known as aura. It has also been very helpful for treating anxiety and insomnia, as well, as nightmares.

Dietary and nutritional changes may also been implemented during treatment to identify and eliminate foods that might play a role in creating the depression in the individual. These changes may also identify allergies or uncover sensitivities to foods that might be playing a role in the root cause of the depression.

Our naturopathic doctor may also use homeopathic medicine as part of the treatment for depression. This type of medicine consists of minute doses of plants, animal and mineral substances, which help treat and prevent a variety of symptoms, especially those that have a mental emotional basis. Other natural supplements might be used in the treatment of depression including vitamins, minerals, herbs and teas to help restore the balance in the body and the mind.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Please call the clinic to schedule a visit at 416 913 4325 or email us at We can help diagnose and treat it successfully with alternative therapies.

* DISCLAIMER: The information on this article is the property of Dr. Sushma Shah, Naturopathic Doctor, and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases or promote any services or products mentioned on the website.

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