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Henderson, NV 89052
Are you suffering from depression? Do you feel sad or unmotivated? Have you lost interest in many of the things that used to bring you joy? You may be dealing with a major mood disorder that’s affecting your quality of life.
For many years, depression was a condition no one talked about. Those suffering from depression suffered silently. At Valhalla Wellness, there’s no stigma associated with depression. We are committed to easing your suffering and helping you restore your positive outlook on life.
A Functional Medicine Approach to Depression
The symptoms of depression have long been defined. But the root cause as to why it develops remains somewhat of a mystery even to the most seasoned medical practitioners.
A doctor's diagnosis could indicate that the problem was caused by the patient's biological differences, changes in his or her brain chemistry, unbalanced hormones, or even inherited traits.
Holistic health care practitioners like our team of physicians at Valhalla Wellness employ a functional medicine approach to depression. We start with an assessment to learn more about you: your lifestyle, your overall diet, potential chemical disorders in your body and if you are pre-disposed to depression due to genetics. We do extensive blood testing and/or saliva testing to determine what is going on chemically or genetically.
We also know that depression may be caused by a damaged gastrointestinal tract.
Treating Gut Problems to Address Depression
The gastrointestinal tract serves as our body's second brain. The brain and the gut constantly communicate with each other through the vagus nerve. When the gut fails to send good signals to the brain due to health issues like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and indigestion, the brain is affected in the long run. The brain's neurotransmitters that make us feel good (like serotonin and dopamine), start to diminish.
An unhealthy gut causes an unhealthy brain. When our brain is unhealthy, the way we think changes. As the brain gets fogged, mental diseases like depression and anxiety develop.
The first step to treating depression with functional medicine is to determine whether you, the patient, suffer from gut problems too. If you do, then the right course of action is to address the intestinal issue first. Remedies are administered to clear out all the bad bugs and optimize digestion. If you have a lot of toxins in your system, our infrared sauna will help to clear things out as well. Once the problem in the gut is addressed, you’ll naturally start to feel better, and your mood is elevated as well.
While the gut is healing, we also focus on brain support. Herbal formulations are prescribed to increase the dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. This addresses the blood-brain barrier that causes leaks in the gut and brain. To further enhance healing, our team of holistic health practitioners may also prescribe lifestyle changes, proper diet, and adequate supplementation.
Pulsed Electro-magnetic Frequency Therapy
One of the most effective therapies to treat depression is Pulsed Electro-magnetic Frequency or PEMF. The FDA approved this therapy in 2011 for use on patients who don't respond well to antidepressants. PEMF therapy introduces a low frequency electromagnetic field designed to recharge the cells of the body and increase their ability to absorb nutrients and remove toxins.
Based on our assessment of your overall health, our physicians may recommend PEMF as part of your treatment as it helps to regenerate nerve flow and heal cellular damage.
Here’s how PEMF works: the patient’s brain is stimulated by weak magnetic pulses, called the transcranial pulsed electro-magnetic field. This helps alter mood and reduce depression and anxiety. One to two therapy sessions each day are recommended for two or more weeks.
PEMF is also widely used by orthopedic surgeons for their post-surgical treatments. It effectively stimulates the speedy recovery of fractured bones.
Depression as a Secondary Issue
Many of our patients don't realize they are suffering from depression until they come in to see us for an entirely different issue. People come to Valhalla Wellness for help with their diabetes, weight gain, neuropathy (and more) only to realize that they are suffering from mild depression as well. Treating depression with functional medicine becomes the next step.
During diagnosis, their health practitioner will ask the patient if they also suffer from anxiety. Then they may discover that the patient has problems in the gut or other related issues. Whatever the case, our patients get treated for all their health issues and not just their primary concern.
Valhalla Wellness uses an effective functional medicine approach to depression. Our patients report better mood, restored interest and happiness in their lives and less anxiety. If you are ready to regain hope and feel better, contact us for a free consultation today.
Most people are unaware of the major role the bacteria in our gut plays in our mood. Scientists recently discovered a connection between our gut and common mood disorders including, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
The presence or absence of these bacteria can cause symptoms such as fatigue, unexplained weight gain, memory loss, digestive issues, panic attacks, anxiety, muscle aches, and depression.
It can be difficult to treat these symptoms with traditional prescription medicines and therapy. That’s why it is very important to select the right professionals to entrust your care with.
Innovative Gut Health Treatment
During your evaluation, we will develop a prioritized action plan to approach your condition through a functional and nutritional approach by optimizing lifestyle through diet, exercise, and our alternative treatment. You’ll meet with our staff of professionals to evaluate if your symptoms are truly related to an imbalance in your gut bacteria.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF Therapy) has been studied to treat depression and/or neurochemical imbalances that cause depression. PEMF therapy can quickly tune cells to produce more energy with less oxidative waste, thereby enhancing natural cellular detox. This excess energy enhances production of hormones and neurotransmitter chemicals. These synergistic effects elevate mood and fight depression.
What is Hyperpermeability?
Hyperpermeability of the gut, or commonly “leaky gut”, is when the GI tract is not sufficiently filtering before releasing into the bloodstream. A few of the many causes include:
Traditional medicine may treat this with pills, but the better way is to make lifestyle changes specifically targeted toward your GI tract. Valhalla Wellness Center starts with a 52 point blood panel and an in depth analysis of our patients’ results. This allows us to work with you on a transformative wellness approach to your ailments.
Giving Your Body What It Needs
Once we have the analysis of what our patients’ lab work reveals, we then begin to work with our patients on an approach to not only help with current ailments and diseases, but to prevent possible future diseases. Our approach is not disease oriented, but wellness oriented. We give our patients:
Our goal is always to allow our patients’ bodies to heal themselves rather than using medicine to do it for them.
Some options can ease the symptoms of people in need of neuropathy treatment services, but there are actually ways to reverse this disorder
Neuropathy patients are often sick and tired of dealing with pain, and anyone who’s suffered from this condition will understand why. Twenty million Americans are living with some form of neuropathy, which can develop after the body’s nervous system suffers some kind of damage.
Neuropathy can stem from a number of different sources, including diabetes, infections and metabolism-related issues. It can be thanks to hereditary factors as well as traumatic injuries. Patients suffering from neuropathy can experience debilitating symptoms including weakness, pain and numbness, particularly in the hands and feet – though it does also affect other areas of the body.
The pain associated with neuropathy presents as a tingling, burning or stabbing sensation. Patients have compared neuropathic foot pain to “walking on sandpaper,” which speaks volumes about the impact this condition can have on a person’s lifestyle.
Luckily, there are ways to relieve — and even reverse — the harmful complications caused by neuropathy. The secret is a functional, multifaceted approach to treatment that can equip the body with the strength and health needed to heal itself, while also taking steps to repair damage to the nerves.
What Can Neuropathy Sufferers Expect from Valhalla’s Treatment?
Similar to your traditional doctor, we’ll address your symptoms in the short term with prescribed medications to ease whatever discomfort you might be feeling. However, our functional approach to healing means we will also identify and address whatever underlying problems could be contributing to your condition. At Valhalla Wellness we don’t focus on targeting symptoms. Instead, we seek to improve the overall health of your body, which in turn will help you heal more efficiently.
A common side effect of neuropathy is tingling, which is due to a lack of blood flow. If untreated, nerves and tissues can begin dying off. To combat this, we adopt the use of a neurostimulator which aids in the growth and regeneration of damaged nerves. We stimulate the affected area, and the improved circulation that results can help extremities come back to life.
We also use leg wraps, which exfoliate the skin to open the pores, which then become a conduit for localized healing. We infuse the area with herbs to facilitate healing in problem areas, bringing relief and repair directly to where it hurts most.
The treatment plan we put together for you will take your genetics, lab results and overall health status into consideration. The program we put you on will suit your needs, and we’ll work with you to make tweaks and adjustments based on your progression.
We also address nutritional needs, via vitamin and herbal supplements. We’ll work to develop the ability of your body to heal itself, beginning on a functional level that targets the causes of your issues instead of only the complications.
Issues Patient Might Face If They Don’t Seek Treatment
Neuropathy is a condition no one should ignore. Treatments that slow or reverse its symptoms can have a promising impact on a patient’s quality of life. On the other hand, untreated neuropathy can lead to serious complications. When you notice symptoms of this condition, it is vital that you speak to a health care provider as soon as possible, as those symptoms could also be indicators of other potentially serious disorders. Only a qualified medical professional can tell you what the root issue is, so delaying a diagnosis can be both unwise and dangerous.
If ignored for too long, neuropathy can lead to:
Why Valhalla’s Programs Stand Apart from the Rest
We’re living in a pharmaceutical world, where much of the funding, as well as most doctors, lean in that direction. Valhalla Wellness strives to show patients another way. We shed light on the value of an integrated, alternative approach to healing that incorporates pharmaceuticals along with holistic methods and varied therapies. Our multifaceted programs allow us to use the best features of different areas of medicine, including traditional and natural remedies along with cutting edge technology for maximum effect.
A “quick fix” approach helps with immediate symptoms, while a functional approach targets the underlying problems. Although we don’t chase down symptoms, complications tend to resolve themselves as the body’s overall health improves. Issues that once were painful enough to keep you in bed all day become an afterthought, and you might be able to stop the medications you thought you’d be taking for life.
Our ultimate goal is to optimize the body’s ability to heal itself. The improved quality of life that results from this means our patients can hope for much more than just the end of their symptoms.
Of course, not everyone is a perfect fit for our treatment plans. A functional approach to healing requires a certain level of commitment. You need to be willing to stick to our program, which isn’t easy — there is a great deal of commitment involved. At Valhalla Wellness, we have resources at our disposal that will help you feel better than you’ve ever felt, but our methods can only work if you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get better. This can mean big changes to your diet and lifestyle, as well as strict supplement regimens. However, if you understand the value of your health, and you’re ready to do what’s necessary to beat your condition, this is a small price to pay for a better, healthier life.
Don’t delay getting help for your neuropathy! Call us today to schedule a consultation so we can start working on the best possible treatment plan for your needs.
What makes Valhalla Wellness’ weight loss services better than those available through other providers?
People seeking weight loss services often do so out of frustration and a need for something different. For many, previous attempts at slimming down have led nowhere in a hurry. Many people also have anxiety as they know they’re likely facing future problems.
For some, weight gain came along unexpectedly, after pregnancy or once they reached a certain age. For others, it's an issue that has plagued them for years. Regardless of the way it occurs, being overweight can be a heavy burden on anyone's lifestyle.
Beyond leading to knee and back pain, as well as more serious ailments, it can negatively impact all aspects of a person’s life. Everything from your career to your social life can suffer due to being overweight, but Valhalla is here to show you another way. We can help you achieve the weight loss you desire, regardless of what may not have worked in the past. Our functional approach to medicine and wellness can bring about results that will improve your health in every way.
How Does Valhalla Help Patients Lose Weight?
Our functional approach to medicine means that to us, weight loss is a side effect. We differ from typical weight loss programs, as our focus is on your underlying problem instead of only trying to help you shed pounds. Our treatment will strengthen your body, and as we resolve the contributing issues, symptoms like weight gain tend to resolve as well.
When healing on a cellular level occurs, people who aren’t feeling well in addition to being overweight can slim down while experiencing improved health across the board. There could even be a connection between the underlying issues and other symptoms as well! This makes weight loss only one out of countless potential benefits a functional approach to treatment can achieve.
Our programs will strengthen your body with exercises, lifestyle changes and herbal remedies. In-house therapies, which include whole body vibration, concentrated oxygen, Infrared saunas, and even pulse electromagnetic therapy all facilitate the healing process. We couple these strategies with vitamin and mineral supplements that optimize your body’s fat burning hormones and help boost your metabolism.
Accepting Being Overweight Isn’t Worth the Risk
Losing weight isn’t only a way to get back your energy and self-confidence. It’s also an important step for people aiming to avoid future complications down the line. Many serious health issues are more likely to manifest themselves if you’re overweight.
Weight loss is particularly advantageous when it occurs as an accompaniment to an overall improvement of your health. This factor helps demonstrate the value of our approach to wellness.Failing to take the initiative to shed your excess pounds and strive for a healthier body can lead to an increased risk for many serious issues, including:
Although not everyone who is overweight will suffer from these complications, carrying excess weight will increase the likelihood of them occurring. Additionally, genetics will play a role in determining your risk levels. If conditions like these run in your family, taking steps to lose weight becomes even more critical for your long-term health.
The Flexibility of Our Weight Loss Programs
Challenging as it can be to take the initiative to get better, you won’t be facing your obstacles alone. With Valhalla Wellness, there will always be support. We have knowledgeable wellness coaches on staff who have experience helping people in your situation. You will receive ongoing guidance as you work toward achieving better health. Also, there is no risk of feeling pigeonholed into a plan that might not suit your preferences as our plan is customized for you.
On average, people lose 25 to 30 pounds over the course of our 12-week program. If you aren’t convinced a program of that length is suitable for you, there is also a 5-week “starter” program available. Patients who opt for that can lose 10-15 pounds — a fantastic head start for someone striving to get healthier.
The majority of patients who join our weight loss programs have found success because we’re addressing the underlying problem to handle the extra weight. If you don’t want all aspects of the program (you might prefer only therapy or vitamins and supplements), we will be more than happy to accommodate you.
If you fail to lose weight as quickly as you hoped, there could be other factors preventing weight loss. Whether it’s genetic or health-related, we can perform lab work to identify the issues and address them. We can design your program to mesh with your specific needs and situation.
Are You Ready to Let Valhalla Wellness Help You Lose Weight, Look Better and Feel Healthier?
Although our prime objective will always be to ensure you’re healthy on a cellular level, we also offer body sculpting services. Our lipo-laser can help reduce your waistline anywhere from 3 to 10 inches over the course of a month. It’s necessary to lose an appropriate amount of weight first, but once you achieve that, we can help you with the unsightly issues that take a toll on anyone’s confidence. We can address everything from bra bulge to muffin top to love handles. Coupled with the weight loss you’ll achieve with our program, the results might surprise you.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight for health purposes or to feel better about yourself, Valhalla Wellness can help you meet your goals. Regardless of the length of the program you desire, our unique, functional approach to health and wellness can change your life. During your first visit with us, we’ll explore your various options and determine if our treatments are right for you. The sooner you come see us, the sooner you can begin your journey to a healthier, happier version of yourself!