Is natural healing possible for depression?

anxiety and depression

Anti-depressants are life-saving for many people suffering from anxiety and depression. USA Food and Drug Administration approves most depression drugs. However, the pharmaceuticals have side effects that may be detrimental to your health. The WHO (World Health Organization) predicts that in 2020 depression will become a leading cause of disability globally. Nevertheless, natural therapies can address the root cause of your anxiety and depression.

How to detect stress and anxiety symptoms

  • Do you feel weak and tired?
  • Do you become restlessness, nervous and tensed?
  • Is your heart rate increasing?
  • Do you have trouble concentrating or think about anything?
  • Do you breathe rapidly?
  • Are you trembling?

Here are a few ways you can experience natural healing from depression.

  1. Eat a balanced diet.

Diet is a vital component of your mental health. What you eat can link to your anxiety and depression. Healthy eating habits can cast away depression symptoms, discover solutions through healology programs. A diet pattern full of processed meat, fatty dairy products, and low intake of veggies and fruits puts you at risk of depression. According to Psychiatry Research of July 2017 carried out in 21 countries found a correlation between your diet pattern and the risk of depression. It is important to formulate a diet and learn to love yourself.

  1. Physical activity

Anxiety and depression can improve with physical activity. It is not a formal way of treatment but it eases the symptoms and makes you feel better. Regular exercise helps in releasing natural chemicals found in the areas of the brain called Endorphins. The chemical makes you feel good and helps in transmitting electrical signals within your nervous system. Acupuncture and massage increase the body’s endorphin levels. You need to exercise regularly to benefit from the ‘feel-good’ chemical. The chemical’s reaction is comparable to what morphine triggers in the body. An exercise boosts self-esteem. Low self-esteem leads more people to become vulnerable to depression according to Orth and Robins 2013 research.

  1. Sleep

sleeplessness 200x300 - Is natural healing possible for depression?Anxiety and depression have a complex relationship with sleep. For instance, people who suffer from insomnia have higher chances of getting depressed. According to researchers, frequent disruption of sleep alters your brain activity. A child who suffers from insomnia or excessive sleepiness is likely to have a long-lasting depression. A natural way of healing and curing depression is through habit transformation.

In order to understand the habit transformation check our healology programs by Dr Hanan Selim.

  1. Support groups

Use support groups to openly talk about your situation. You can get support from family, friends and religious organizations, pastors, rabbis, and imams.  

  1. Herbals and dietary supplements

St. John’s Wort is a herbal useful for mild depression. Use it cautiously because it may interfere with chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, and blood-thinning medications. Omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts, flax oil, and cold-water fish can suppress depression in certain individuals. More research is necessary to determine the efficacy of Omega-3 fatty acids in supporting natural healing of depression.

In summary, more 300 people globally suffer from depression. According to Dr. Rasha Bassim of Dubai Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai, antidepressant helps in the treatment of severe to moderate forms of depression; however, it is not a first line cure for mild depression. It is true that the treatment of depression requires both psychotherapy and drugs (pharmacological). It is not possible to replace the treatment of depression with natural healing because some supplements and herbals may not work.

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