“I’m stressed out!” “My adrenals are shot!” “Some days I just wish I’d stayed in bed – I’m so overwhelmed”. Does this sound like you? An estimated 75-90% of visits to family physicians are due to stress-related illness. In five of the six leading causes of death – heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease, and accidents – stress is a factor. Many of us are working longer hours than 20 years ago with less time for relaxation; the world is overwhelming and most people are feeling the stress.
For a significant segment of the population, stress is taking even more of a toll. It is estimated that between 10-15% of the population have an extra sensitive nervous system designed to notice subtleties in the environment – the psychological term for this group is the Highly Sensitive Person (or HSP). When bombarded by today’s stressors, HSPs are often left feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, and are more susceptible to long-term impacts from the stress, like auto-immune illness or chronic fatigue.
Naturopathic Medicine can provide some safe and gentle remedies to build up your resilience against stress, for HSP’s and non-HSPs alike. The naturopathic doctors at Healing Path use hormone profile testing, nutritional counselling, botanical medicine, stress management techniques and other therapies to bring your body back into balance.
Take this quiz to find out if you are a Highly Sensitive Person. You can bring your results to your naturopathic visit.
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