Guiomar Campbell’s Integrative approach to mental health

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How complementary therapy helps you

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A lot of people ask me what is complementary therapy and how it can help them?  I say it is a therapy that works alongside western medicine with focus on the patients needs and desires.  The spiritual and mental health is important part of the treatment in order to overcome illness and gain strength.

In order for the body to heal itself, it is important to also address people’s feelings and emotions, helping them to understand their experience and trust the healing ability of the body. In my treatment, I address the practice of positive thoughts to improve anxiety symptoms and I educate my patients to take charge of their bodies. When the mental and emotional self are taken care of, a person feels motivated to make lifestyle changes, to improve their diet and to have motivation to exercise. When talking to patients about their treatment I often here, I feel much better than before and I feel more relaxed. I know and I understand that no matter what symptoms patients are experiencing, the goal is to feel relaxed and safe. Establishing a good connection and trust with my patients is very important to me.

Complementary or integrative therapies includes various healing modalities, I like to call it healing arts, including traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic, ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine, chiropractor, osteopath, shiatsu therapist, massage therapist, Reiki, psychotherapists, nutritionists, prayer and the list goes on. There are 80 types of alternative therapies available in our society. 

I have over 20 years of experience treating patients with anxiety disorders using acupuncture and energy work, and I have seeing tremendous improvement in them specially when comes to managing their physical imbalances understanding what is healthy to their bodies and what is not. Patients learn how to cope with their  mental health issues, as well as overcoming side effects of medications naturally. Understanding the patient’s needs helps me to properly diagnose and treat. Patients are happy when they are given direction and recommendations for their imbalances.

Acupuncture therapy uses cupping, acupressure technique, movement Qi gong, moxabustion, guasha, electro therapy and needling to treat imbalances. The therapist will diagnose patient’s condition by checking the pulse and tongue, family history, life style, diet, sleep, physical imbalances as well as through observation and palpation.

Common mental conditions treated are depression, anxiety, anorexia, insomnia, manic depression and mood swings.

Acupuncture is also beneficial in treating anxiety in men and women that are trying to conceive. They have reported feeling less anxious and more focus on staying healthy throughout their treatment.

Women who are experiencing PMS and painful periods, PCOS, cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, irregular period, discomforts in pregnancy or menopause are improving their health from this integrative approach. 

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What to expect on your first consultation

The initial consultation lasts 1.5 hours. It will integrate a detailed case history and a variety of therapeutic techniques to determine the patient’s health concerns.

In a sensitive, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I will review the intake forms filled out by the client to obtain an overall picture of their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.  I will also discuss lifestyle, life events, relationship health, health history, health and/or life goals to collaboratively develop a client-centered integrative wellness plan.

Following the treatment, recommendations may be given on various self-healing techniques and wellness tips to optimize overall health, resiliency and well-being. Patients dealing with mental health will need initially between 10-15 sessions and monthly follow-ups.

For more information, email lotusguia@lotusartswellness.com

Guiomar Campbell

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