Poor sleep is one of the most common and most challenging problems faced by many people in today’s society. There are often many contributing factors including stimulants, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, hypoglycemia, mineral and vitamin deficiencies and increased urinary frequency.
There are a variety of herbal remedies that have been proven to exert a calming effect on the nervous system, enhancing relaxation and facilitating a restful night’s sleep. Herbal remedies are prescribed for the individual depending on the severity and frequency of insomnia.
The mindfulness based techniques that are taught at Health Momentum can be learned by anyone. These techniques are an excellent way to induce a peaceful calm over the mind and body, increasing the amount of time in REM (deep) sleep.
Acupuncture is an excellent way of reducing stress and anxiety, which are often primary contributors to poor sleep quality.
As we get older, our hormone levels such as melatonin and progesterone decline, causing a reduction in key hormones that are required for a deep and restful sleep. The trained naturopathic doctors at Health Momentum can prescribe the most appropriate and effective natural supplements for your sleep concerns.
The neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain) that promote sleep are very complex. The chemistry of sleep is relevant to massage therapists because massage directly influences the body’s production of a neurotransmitter called serotonin and melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone released by the brain that directs circadian cycles to prepare for sleep.
Dr. Sarah Millar, owner of healthmomentum.ca has always been interested in the dynamic and inseparable role of the mind and body in healing. After studying four years of Health Psychology at McGill University, she went on to complete a four year Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Without exception, Dr.Millar strives to address the root cause of every health concern. In her private practice, she specializes in working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fatigue and general low vitality. In addition to her private practice, Sarah runs workshops and seminars that teach people how to begin looking at illness from a totally different perspective.
Sarah teaches specific and practical tools on how to begin working with the various challenges of life in an effective and balanced way. Essential tools for life are discussed and practiced as each individual learns to turn the tide on illness and suffering. Currently, Sarah treats patients at Health Momentum, a therapeutic centre in Kitchener, Ontario.