If you’ve had a good night’s sleep but still woke up feeling tired, you’re not alone. Your mind tends to wake up before your body. That’s normal. However, what’s not normal is when you are constantly feeling tired. There are various reasons why people feel tired. It could be related to depression or disorders and diseases such as Chronic Fatigue or Addison’s disease.
Those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue are often criticised by those around them. They are often times viewed as being ‘lazy’ or ‘unmotivated’. This is not the case, because sometimes, the problem turns out to be much deeper than what it manifests.
For people with Depression, simple tasks can become difficult. Getting out of bed every day feels like a chore. Doing things can become difficult as your mind starts shutting down and your body stops functioning. Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s disease can also leave a person feeling worn out.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy centres on the use of natural medicine. Naturopath physicians use herbal medicine, homeopathy and acupuncture to treat patients. They also provide lifestyle counselling to help their patients improve their way of living through diet and exercise. Naturopath physicians also educate their patients about different treatments and how different conditions can be managed through natural remedies.
How Can Naturopathy Help?
Through changes in your diet, you can make a difference with the way your body reacts to stress. Often times, when we’re stressed, our body and mind starts shutting down. This is because stress starts ‘eating’ away at our nerves, causing them to become damaged. In order to protect the nerves of our body, our mind starts shutting down so that the body can relax.
Acupuncture and a full body massage can help de-stress the mind and body.
It helps by promoting blood circulation. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the pressure points of the body. This helps ‘kick-start’ the natural healing process of the body. The blood flows into the organs and the mind starts de-stressing. This is helpful for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. Eating more fruits and vegetables can also help. Consuming fruits that have high water content can be beneficial because they hydrate your body. Iodine deficiency can also cause fatigue. Foods such as yogurt, navy beans, turkey, baked potato etc. are rich in iodine.
A Naturopath will be able to tell you which foods are beneficial for you and what changes to make in your diet.