Herbal medicine, nutritional therapy and acupuncture have all been found to help alleviate many conditions in relation to emotional and mental health. For instance, the symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress.
Stress management is important for almost everyone living in the modern world. Modern research suggests that the effects of stress can contribute to many medical conditions. Learning how to manage your stress on a day to day basis is an important way to avoid problems with mental and emotional health.
Acupuncture is a relaxing treatment that is often used to help people struggling with depression, anxiety and stress. It also provides many other health benefits such as boosting vitality and improving sleep.
Herbal remedies have a long history of use for helping people to relax. For instance, chamomile is a gentle and relaxing herb that can reduce feelings of anxiety. It also helps to promote restful sleep. There are also a number of herbs that can provide support and lift the mood. Some of these herbs are as effective as pharmaceutical medications for mild and moderate depression but without the side effects.
Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK. This is at least partly due to our ageing population. The drugs that are available offer no hope of reversing the condition. Yet, people with mild cognitive decline are able, in at least some cases, to reverse this cognitive decline using nutritional therapy and other functional medicine techniques.
See my posts on mental and emotional health:
Sniffing out Alzheimer’s disease
Meditation for brain preservation
Alzheimer’s disease and iron intake
Alzheimer’s disease – Is fibre good for the brain?
Pesticides linked to autism and other chronic diseases
Why it’s important to manage stress for weight control
How to fight depression with herbal remedies
How much water should I drink a day?
How to fight depression
Can a better diet improve mental health?
How to manage stress