Natural Remedies For Depression - Have You Considered Vitamins For A Depressive Disorder

By Ollie M. Buhr

It's always best to look for the most gentle yet effective way to treat any disorder or disease. The fewer side effects, the better and we've all probably heard of enough stories of the volatile side effects that tend to result from prescription medications, especially those of anti-depressant medications. There are many natural remedies for depression and a number of self-help techniques that you can turn to. Depression is a disorder of your thoughts and if you keep focussed on that fact, you can overcome depression by taking back control of your mind.In writing, it does sound like an easy task to just change your thoughts to more uplifting and empowering things and leave all those negative and joy-stealing thoughts behind, but our mind is a mysterious thing. Our thoughts came from a variety of experiences and influences that we don't even realize, as well as being a result of the chemical make-up of our body. Not an easy thing to control, especially if you've spent most of your life not realizing that you can control your thoughts. The easy part is getting lost in thoughts and letting your mind control your feelings.

It does not necessarily have to be a result of biochemical imbalances. For instance, you can cure depression by being honest with yourself. If you are faced with a situation that presents a decision that is not easy to make, accept it. Consider your condition carefully because it could be the reason you are depressed. You could be sexually restless, your marriage may not be working and you have to end it. You may also be feeling disconnected spiritually. The best way to treat your depression naturally is by getting to the root of your problem.

Along with various other natural substances, you can treat depression by changing your thought processes. Whether you use prescription drugs or natural therapies, you will eventually have to use this method to avoid falling into the "depression trap" again. There are a number of different ways to change the way your mind thinks and depending on your personality, some will work better than others. Try out all that you can to see what resonates the most with you, and then stick with one or more as part of your daily routine. Some examples of resources to change your thought patterns are: subliminal audio, meditation, affirmations, hypnotherapy, reading resources and spiritual nourishment. These are just some resources that you can look for to give yourself that paradigm shift to get rid of depressed thoughts for good.

Physical Therapies.There are physical practices that can be used to cure depression naturally. They include; Moving the body:Exercising is very important. This is because it helps in releasing endorphins that create happiness in the body. These endorphins acts naturally like anti-depressants. Different types of body movements or exercises can help in reducing stress. They help in relaxing the body, mind and eventually reducing depression symptoms. Exercising also increases flexibility, energy and balance. This ensures a healthy body and mind in a safe, easy and effective way.Massage:

Massage helps in relaxing the body through a special touch. Your body and mind are interconnected in a special way. Touch therapies are based on this premises. As such, massage help in promoting both physical and emotional health. Naturally, massage cures depression because when the body is relaxed through touch therapy, the mind relaxes as well. This ensures that your mind ensures better health reduced depression and better overall well being.

Depression doesn't usually happen overnight, and it may take you some time to recognize that you are actually depressed. Sometimes you live with some of the symptoms for a long time until a family member or friend points out that there's something wrong.If you've been experiencing any of those symptoms, then you should seriously consider seeking help, and continue reading the holistic approach that has helped many combat times of depression.Herbal medicine is medicine based on using plants or plant extracts. I've always been more trusting of things that are natural, and so when anyone needs a natural cure for depression, I always recommend natural cures.It's sad that most of the medicine that is made for fighting the symptoms of depression can be addictive or have very negative side-effects. I always prefer using an infusion, a herbal treatment or herbal pills, rather than using pharmaceuticals.

Boil seeds of 2 cardamoms in 1 cup of water with tea (avoid black tea). Add honey for taste and drink it twice a day.Blanch 5-7 rosemary leavesin 1 cup boiling of water, add honey, wait 3 minutes and drink.Boil a few rose petals in 1cup of water. Add honey for taste. Drink occasionally in place of your usual tea or coffee.Add to 1 cup boiling water 1/4 teaspoon Indian basil (tulsi) and 1/2 teaspoon of sage. Drink twice a day.Make a tea with 1/2 teaspoon each of ashvagandha and brahmi in 1 cup boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Drink 2 or 3 times a day.Eat an apple with milk and honey. It will recharge your energy, uplifting your mood.Cook 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal to 1 cup of rice milk or soy milk, boil and stir for 1 minute on low temperature.

Add honey, maple syrup, fresh or dried fruits, nuts, and almonds.Eat cashew nuts. A rich source of the B vitamin group that is extremely beneficial in treating depression. It stimulates the appetite, energy levels and promotes activeness.Aromatherapy. Helps the body to relax and revive the nervous system. Inhalation of some herbal oils like rose, jasmine, lime, and grapefruit are considered a natural remedy for depression. Flowers that smell good also help with eliminating depression.Relaxation is one effective measure in treating depression. Take daily walks. Fresh air and deep breathing exercises help in relaxation. A bath for one hour daily is also helpful in the treatment of depression. Get the proper amount of sleep, not too much and not to little. There are many ways, remedies, treatments, and cures for depression.These 10 listed here are simple and homemade, being found usually in one's own kitchen. And the walking, sleeping, breathing of fresh air and flowers are all free and available to all. Take advantage of what nature has already provided.

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