Theresa has been a wellness patient since 1998. In her early 60’s, she has always been the epitome of health: exercise, good nutrition, loving...
At Balance Atlanta, Dr. Caroline works with women of all ages by addressing mental, physical and neurological stress from a holistic perspective using chiropractic, functional medicine, nutritional support, BrainCore Therapy, stress management, yoga and breath skills, and practical lifestyle modification tools depending on the case.
Have you ever wondered how women keep it all together?
We are a tough bunch typically juggling the demands of bearing children, raising families, developing careers, keeping marriages intact, standing up to society’s expectations, maintaining youthful looks, creating some semblance of an interesting social life, and thinking if we keeping pushing eventually we’ll find fulfillment.
Or, what if you don’t fit into those stereotypes and it feels like you are swimming up stream against the current, breathlessly navigating where you’ll be in the flow of your own rhythm – your unique place of happiness.
While we can pat ourselves on the back for being successful in so many areas, it is apparent that the burden of duty weighs heavily on the mind, body and soul. We are told to keep striving, do more, figure it out. Yet our conscience whispers at us to slow down, take it easy, reprioritize.
Because we are overachievers, we negate our intuition and at some point, we break down. We did not listen so that intelligence within YELLED in not so subtle ways for us to cut it out, to quit doing what is shattering our well-being, self-esteem, fulfillment, parenting, relationships, and productivity.
It starts with anxiety or insomnia. We think we need to think more and do more to control more. Because we are not certain, not safe, not grounded. Our brain simply won’t shut off. It’s in overdrive. Or, we spiral downwards into depression because we give up hope, belief, and trust – in ourselves and in others.
Left unchecked, it is a matter of time until the emotional toll of dis-ease (a lack of ease) manifests as physical symptoms:
Eating disorders, chronic pain, addictions, constant illnesses, obsessive-compulsive disorders, exercise bulimia, nervous ticks, night terrors, panic attacks, and more. Eventually, this cycle will have a negative on academic achievement, interactions with family members, earning potential, and friendships at the very least.
In reading health histories of clients, common themes come up frequently:
- I am having a midlife crisis.
- I’ve hit rock bottom.
- I hate myself.
- I want to leave my marriage, job, kids.
- I am not participating in life.
- You are my last hope.
- Please fix me.
- I think I am going out of my mind.
- I can’t keep up appearances any longer.
Sadly, these signs and symptoms are developing earlier in children with the ever increasing pressure to be perfect set by society.
At Balance Atlanta, Dr. Caroline works with women of all ages by addressing mental, physical and neurological stress from a holistic perspective using chiropractic, functional medicine, nutritional support, BrainCore Therapy, stress management, yoga and breath skills, and practical lifestyle modification tools depending on the case. In conjunction with medical and counseling specialists, Dr. Caroline’s approach is to create optimal balance from within.
The results are specific and measurable.
To kids and teens, Dr. Caroline becomes “Aunt Dr. Caroline” – the trusted advisor who is not the parent or teacher, the go to person you can count on. For adult women, she’s the “Mrs. Miyagi” – the trusted confidante you can relate to, the person who makes you feel safe, validated, and cared for.
Difficult cases intensive wellness care is for women who are serious about getting mind and body back on the same page. There is a level of urgency, commitment and trust required to regain health when rock bottom has been hit. Help is on the way at Balance Atlanta.
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population.
- Women are twice as likely to have depression, and symptoms of depression, as men of the same age.
- 12% of all women in the United States will experience symptoms of clinical depression at some point in their lives.
- Approximately one in ten women experience symptoms of depression in the weeks after having a baby.
- More than one-half of women believe it is “normal” for a woman to be depressed during menopause and that treatment is not necessary.
- More than one-half of women believe depression is a “normal part of aging.”
- 10 million American women suffer from eating disorders.
- As many as 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa.
- Middle-aged women are the fastest growing segment of the population being diagnosed with eating disorders.
- The most common behavior that precedes and predicts an eating disorder is dieting.
- Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
- Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.