Anxiety Therapy + Panic Attack Doctor in San Francisco
Work with Dr. Victoria Chan, a local holistic Naturopathic Doctor with expertise in anxiety and panic attacks, to identify the root cause of your mental health struggles, receive a personalized strategy to treat them, and achieve freedom in your life. Dr. Chan helps patients via telemedicine, so you can receive treatment without leaving home.
Although she is based in San Francisco, she can help you in whichever city or state you live in. Learn more about her medical and health consultation processes then reserve your Discovery Call to begin your healing.
Why Work With Dr. Victoria Chan?
Dr. Chan cares deeply about each patient’s needs, and she creates unique health plans for each patient she works with. She is committed to uncovering the cause of your anxiety, and rather than indefinitely masking your symptoms with pharmaceuticals and artificially altering your hormones, she will study your lifestyle, lab test results, and genetics to heal your root causes and help you overcome your issues naturally.
Her formal medical education as a Naturopathic Doctor comes from Bastyr University, and prior to her studies in medicine, she earned a degree in psychology from The University of Hong Kong. In her ND studies, she researched biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, clinical sciences, and how naturopathic remedies can help a patient’s body heal itself.
In short, she is a highly accomplished doctor with a well-rounded knowledge of both conventional and holistic medicine. That’s why she was invited to become a Board Member of The Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Although she is formally trained in conventional methods like pharmaceuticals and minor surgeries, she is committed to helping patients achieve mental health naturally where the goal is to not be indefinitely dependent on pharmaceuticals. She is also the Founder of The Banish Anxiety Method® where she teaches people how to effectively heal anxiety and panic attacks without pharmaceuticals (and prevent them from returning).
Natural and Holistic Treatment For Anxiety and Panic Attacks in San Francisco
Consultations to Identify the Underlying Cause of Your Anxiety
A holistic approach to anxiety includes a much more in-depth study of your health than conventional meetings with your primary care physician. We will extensively discuss your genetics, family history, lifestyle, diet, and more, and we may determine that lab testing may be beneficial.
Naturopathic Doctors often discuss the importance of finding the “root cause.” That’s because every health ailment happens for a reason (including causes beyond “chemical imbalances”) and you deserve to know your root cause to effectively heal your health. We believe that root cause treatments and preventative medicine are more important than prescriptions that merely mask symptoms indefinitely (which could result in dependence). Lab tests (such as blood, stool, urine, and saliva tests) may reveal hormonal imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies, and more, and we can craft a unique health plan from there. For instance, if you have a neurological serotonin imbalance, we may pursue that as your root cause.
Creating Your Unique Path To Healing
Once we have identified the root cause(s) of your anxiety, we can proceed with your personalized strategy. Many patients need an intentional diet change to support healthy gut health – all of that “good bacteria” does influence your mental health. Or perhaps your adrenal gland is hyperactive because of unoptimized sleep quality, imbalanced diet, or some other stressor. Naturopathic Doctors specializing in anxiety create custom, unique plans that patients can follow. When you change your lifestyle to support your health, your symptoms will likely improve.
Furthermore, NDs can treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and similar mental health concerns with natural supplements. Herbal and other natural remedies for anxiety and panic attacks are advantageous for these reasons, in addition to others :
- Side effects from natural remedies are mild or nonexistent when compared to pharmaceutical products
- Herbal and natural remedies do effectively work to reduce anxiety
- Herbal supplements do not lead to dependency like more mainstream remedies
If you have any questions about herbal supplements for anxiety issues, please get in touch to set up a consultation.
Enjoy Holistic Health Benefits - Not Just Anxiety Treatment
A Naturopathic Doctor recommends treatments that improve the whole body and mind. As a result, symptoms can significantly improve – but your whole self will improve as well. You can change your lifestyle in accordance with your doctor’s suggestions, partake in behavioral medicine practices, and take natural supplements; all combine to improve your mental health and hormone balance.
How a Naturopathic Doctor Can Help With Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia
Are You Suffering from Panic Disorder or Agoraphobia?
Patients suffering from panic attacks often report heart attack-like symptoms, shortness of breath, dizziness, the sensation of being sick to your stomach, and a host of other issues. In fact, some patients suffering from panic attacks can’t sit through dinners, can’t drive, can’t perform at work, and may not even be able to enjoy time with their families and kids.
These experiences can be traumatic, and they often cause patients to withdraw from social settings, situations that may “trigger” a panic attack, or even from loved ones. If you think you might be suffering from panic attacks, it’s in your best interest to seek medical help from a primary care physician or a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (who are trained as primary care physicians) as soon as possible to prevent missing out on more opportunities or memories. Agoraphobia is another type of anxiety. Those suffering from this condition may become claustrophobic, and they may not be able to endure enclosed spaces, small rooms, or even groups of people - thus often missing out on fun events.
How a Naturopathic Doctor Experienced in Panic Attack Therapy in San Francisco Can Help
Naturopathic Doctors will search for the root cause of a patient’s panic attacks. The ND can analyze lab results to find imbalances in hormones or nutrients, and they will examine a patient’s lifestyle and family history. NDs may recommend herbal or other natural supplements that can help you overcome panic attacks without the often serious side effects of pharmaceuticals. Or help you optimize your pharmaceutical plan so that the medicine works more effectively or causes less unwanted reactions.
Additionally, a holistic Naturopathic Doctor may recommend that you include more specific nutrients in your diet via fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, and other wholesome foods. Naturopathic Doctors have extensive knowledge of nutrition and how it can be used to treat mental health disorders. You may even work with your ND alongside a licensed NP who can prescribe behavior therapy sessions, like breathing drills, muscle relaxation exercises, or even carefully organized exposure treatment. NDs are trained to work alongside other providers to create the most optimized health plan for you.
Contact a Medically Trained Anxiety Specialist Based in San Francisco Today
Dr. Victoria Chan often works with San Francisco residents suffering from anxiety, but she also works with people from anywhere in the world through live online sessions. Reach out and schedule an appointment at your convenience - you don’t even need to leave home to start yourself on the path to healing.
Dr. Chan would be happy to discuss your anxiety and unique biology to provide the solutions and healing you deserve. To begin, learn more about her medical and health consultation processes then reserve your Discovery Call.