What Are Alternative Treatments for Depression and Anxiety?

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Actually, there are many alternative treatments for depression and anxiety. They don't involve drug use. These treatments include:
  • Yoga. Meditation, and physical and breathing exercises are all involved in yoga. A combination of them may make patients feel better.
  • Acupuncture. It's a popular ancient Chinese healing method. It involves inserting needles in certain areas of the body.
  • Exercise on a regular basis. This is a natural way to relieve your stress. You don't need to spend too much time on it. Exercise for a short time everyday can be helpful.
  • Limit nicotine and caffeine. These can make you even more anxious.
  • Have a healthy diet. Evidence shows that foods rich in folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids can reduce depression. So, avocados, spinach, tuna and salmon are recommended.
  • Connect with others. You can join a support group. You may even start one on your own. The caring, support and understanding you feel along the way will help a lot.
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