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The Best Natural Remedies For Depression

Updated on January 15, 2009

Depression is clinically defined as a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. There are those of that can bounce back from this emotional rut pretty quickly and there those of us that it takes a little bit longer. Here are some natural ways to help with depression.

Change of scenery-Simply changing your scenery can help you focus on the matter. Take a trip to a local park, zoo, museum or library. Sometimes a change of scenery will bring a fresh perspective on whatever is that you maybe dealing with and get you back on track.

Journaling-Journaling can be therapeutic in it's own right. Sometimes writing about your feelings or particular situation helps to bring things into perspective. You're able to get all that you're feeling out instead of holding on to it.

Exercise-It's been known that exercising releases endorphins into the body that have been known to help with everything from to depression to memory improvement. Exercise leads to the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain both, physical and mental. So trying walking, jogging or any aerobic activity to get those endorphins flowing.

Talking it out-Sometimes just talking to a clergy person, friend or family member helps. They can offer an objective point of view or even a few suggestions that you may not have thought about.

Acupuncture-Acupuncture is said to have a positive and holistic effect on those suffering from depression especially when it's used in conjunction with herbal treatments. Acupuncture is the use of fine needles that are inserted along various points of the body, with the purpose of stimulating the body's energy and functionality.

These aforementioned methods are all natural remedies that will work fine on their own but when used as combination of sorts, should definitely bring about a more positive, healthy and happy change.


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