Not everyone can be for you, but if you are honest with yourself and with patience, you can find something that works for you without taking pharmaceutical drugs. Some of the options available to you include:? Bibliotherapy? read self-help books gives you a great deal of information to help you understand what may be happening to you and why. Knowledge is power. Ayurveda is the practice of knowing yourself and the three doshas of your body. If your body is out of balance, you may become depressed. You can not have a deep understanding of himself. Medication and prayer are other ways of being tuned in the universe gives you answers within.
Spirituality and increasingly higher power may be enough to make you feel connected and less alone. The herbal treatments such as St. John’s wort, Siberian ginseng, licorice, basil, cloves, ginger, thyme increase serotonin in the brain and can help you with depression. The essential oils used in aromatherapy science can help you feel relaxed if you have anxiety or stimulate if you feel lethargic. Sometimes when we smell a scent that we like, just feeling good too. Acupuncture or acupressure can touch the energy points of the body and release blocked energy you are experiencing. Yoga, Pilates, or just have a type of exercise you enjoy can immediately make you feel better, lifting depression.
These are just some of the options available to you. Diet is a big problem when it comes to depression. Do you drink too much caffeine, or eating too much sugar? Are you drinking too much alcohol? Do you have enough vitamins and minerals in your daily diet? You may have food allergies or are lactose intolerant making you feel weak and depressed. A thorough examination by a doctor can tell if you have a deficiency of some kind and what you can do about it. The imbalances of any kind can cause disease physically and emotionally. I heard that if you put garbage in the mouth that is digging your grave with your teeth. So what can be done to stop the progression of making poor decisions when it comes to eating? Fruits and vegetables or cereals and beans are a good place to start. Avoid the processed stuff because most of the nutrients have been removed. If you consume complex carbohydrates such as pasta, cakes, potatoes and oatmeal, you can increase levels of serotonin in the brain. We often forget about and have the right balance in the body. Make sure you have enough thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12 and C. Without adequate amounts on a daily basis, you may experience irritability, depression, anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, forgetfulness, memory loss, confusion and more. Combine minerals such as calcium, magnesium, chromium, selenium, iron and zinc with other vitamins in a daily regimen and you will feel better too. The body and mind are very complex, and giving the right combination of treatments, diet, medical care and information, you will have a better chance of staying healthy and strong. Combine the modalities of alternative medicine in the care of your doctor and you’re well on your way to feel better mentally, emotionally and physically.