April 18, 2016 Courtney M

Integrative Treatment of Eating Disorders

Living with an eating disorder can consume every part of your life. In addition to affecting your physical health, eating disorders affect your mental well-being and you can feel their reach into your daily life and personal relationships. While it is easy to want to get treatment for an eating disorder, the truth is that it can be very difficult to find a treatment that targets the cause of the disorder and gets you the help you need.

Rather than trying to suppress the symptoms of an eating disorder, it is important to identify the root of the problem. In an effort to do this, your doctor can help find the treatment method that will be most effective for your unique situation. Different medication, natural therapy, psychology and bodywork are all varying types of treatment for eating disorders.

You may also opt for functional medicine, which aims to target the foods and nutrients you are avoiding, so that your body recovers from any deficiencies that have developed. Neurofeedback will help you retrain and recondition your brain to work in conjunction with your body so that you do not restrict your intake and can instead understand the benefits of the food you eat and how eating disorders can be destructive. Oftentimes an eating disorder will occur when another condition is present, such as OCD, anxiety or depression, so it is important to talk with your doctor when any symptoms arise so that you can get the help you need to be healthy.