When you experience anxiety or stress, your shoulders start to tighten, blood flow is restricted to the heart, you start to take shallow breaths and your body goes into “fight or flight” mode more than it should. These physiological reactions often happen to us during mentally stressful times and we often don’t even notice. As a new year begins we often think that good wishes and resolutions will help us get through, but we must be aware of our stress levels and our body’s reaction to it. That’s why it’s important to identify what stresses you out mentally, so you can start to recover from the physical ailments that bring you down.

Everyone searches for their own way to relieve stress but more people are turning towards medical professionals to help relieve their symptoms. At Profiles Laser & Medical, we offer you a variety of ways to strengthen your mind and body and these are some of the ways that can help you through the next year.

Many people seek to improve their physical appearance and the flow-on effect is that it builds up your confidence, which can improve your mental wellness. When you are mentally well, physical signs of stress are often reduced. It’s a “full-circle moment” as Oprah would call it. When people suffer from anxiety or mental illness, the physical signs can range from headaches, fatigue, chest pain and stomach trouble. Often people seek treatment for one of those symptoms or all of them, without even looking into their mental health.

Another way to boost your mental health is Ketamine therapy. It’s a treatment we offer at Profiles Laser & Medical that is doing wonders for people suffering from the aches and pains of mental illness. It’s used to treat people suffering depression and to stop their reliance on painkillers. Ketamine therapy will often treat the cause and not just the symptom. That follow through and follow up might be the next level of care you are looking for.

So many people make losing weight a part of their New Year’s resolutions, Losing weight can be such a difficult task and therefore this year, why not reach out for help? Having someone else guide you through nutrition or weight loss regiments allows you to create “accountability” in your goal. Being accountable to someone else is a proven motivator and this will give you a leg up.
Now that you have a plan and some help, you may see that as your physical fitness improves, so will your mental health.

Whether it is mental or physical health that is bringing you down, they are both inextricably linked. One is not affected without tilting the other off kilter. This strong coalition means that when we look after our body or mental health benefits and vise versa. Take a moment to think how professionals in the medical world can start to change your world this year.

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