When issues arise that affect our mental wellbeing we seek help to alleviate the feelings of mood shifts.  If you're already receiving treatment for mental health issues, adding complementary therapy to your current regimen is a great decision. You can sleep better and have a stronger sense of overall well-being after just a few sessions.

What Raviva can do for Depression

The most important thing to understand is that the most "natural" way to treat depression is without any type of medicine at all. Many people turn to herbal supplements, for example, because these supplements are not made from manmade products, but medicine is still medicine, herbal or not. The safest possible way to cure anxiety - and the most natural way to treat depression- is with some type of therapy or exercise that does not involve any type of herbal or medicinal treatment in any way.

Keep that in mind as you consider alternative options to prescription anxiety medications. While an herb or mineral may improve your depression, they still affect your body, and are not truly as natural as learning new coping mechanisms and ways to control stress.

Of course, when most people think of natural depression treatments, they think of herbal medicine, because herbal medicine is considered a natural way to "treat" different disorders. The good news is that there are many different herbal medicines for depression. However, always talk to your doctor before taking any type of herbal medicine, as some of them may interact with other medications.

How Acupuncture for Anxiety Works

Ancient Chinese medicine describes an energy force called Qi that regulates the body’s overall health, according to University of Chicago Medicine. Like blood in the circulatory system, Qi moves throughout the body via pathways called meridians. When factors like injury, stress, poor nutrition, or a change in environment disrupt the flow of Qi, health issues follow, according to the University of Miami Health System. By inserting needles at specific points in the body, acupuncturists restore the balance of Qi and the body’s overall health.

Acupuncturists insert each needle half a millimeter away from a nerve. Depending on where the needles go, acupuncture can cause the nervous system to produce painkilling chemicals, jump-start the body’s natural ability to heal itself, or stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions, including anxiety. All these results can help you feel more balanced and treat a variety of illnesses.

Natural therapies for mental health

A brief rundown includes:

Homeopathy is an often misunderstood alternative treatment. It's the belief that a very, very diluted number of elements that cause a condition like anxiety can cure it.

Reflexology is the belief that pressure to certain points on the hand can relieve stress in the rest of the body. Reflexologists utilize these pressure points in a way that many believe has a very calming effect for all types of stresses.

Acupuncture is the oldest and most effective form of traditional Chinese medicine. It is commonly used for special healing and overall health.  An effective acupuncture treatment will promote and restore balance and ensure a continuous flow of vital energy.  It is safe and non-evasive and can treat a multitude of mood disorders

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