Alternative treatments for depression are becoming more and more popular. However, there are so many people that want to use alternative treatments but have no idea what treatments they should use. Pick up any health magazine today and read about alternative medical treatments and it can be daunting and downright confusing!
When you are doing your research, please be aware that there are a lot of companies out there just trying to make a buck and will sell ice to an eskimo just to make a sale! So, consider the source and get some feedback from ohters before trying any specific treatment or remedy.
Below is a list of treatment options that will help to alleviate depression symptoms. I specifically say "alleviate" because it is my experience and opinion that therapy is the only way to truly treat and dissolve depression. With the help of a mental health professional, you can deal with the root cause instead of just "taking the edge off".
With that said, below is a list of options that will help to balance your energy, get you reconncted to your body, ground you and help you alont the way!
All of these methods have been proven to help with depressive disorders to some extent. The key is to choose a method that you will enjoy so that you are more likely to do it on a regular, consistent basis.
Also know that what works really well for one person may not necessarily work well for you. However, with that said, there are so many alternatives to consider that it would be virtually impossible not to find something that will work for you!
One of the alternative treatments for depression that I use as a National Certified Counselor, is somatic therapy. I use a integrative mind, body, spirit approach that works wonders in helping my clients overcome depression. It is proven to work in treating depression and can really transform your life. If you are interested in a consultation, reach out so we can talk. Simply click on the image on the righthand side of this page and it will take you to my calendar!
Do you have experience with any of the options listed above? Or do you know of any others that you'd like to share? Please chime in so we can help and be helped!