These days more and more people are looking to alternative treatments for mental health problems. As dependable and reliable as Western medicine is, it doesn't always offer the best treatment. Combining Eastern and Western philosophies can result to a happier, healthier you. Perhaps you've considered using natural remedies to cure things like the common cold in the past, so why shouldn't you use them to cure mental health. Often, we start ourselves on a certain path without realising there are alternative paths to take.
Ancient tribes holding the secrets to ailments
Around the world many tribes have ancient secrets that have often been exploited by Westerners for profit by pharmaceuticals. This has been evident for many tribes such as those found in the Amazon, Papa New Guinea and Pacific Island tribes such as those in Fiji, Vanautu and Christmas Island. Some natural remedies might already be present in your diet, and you're consuming blissfully unaware of not only the medicinal properties but also the positive impact its having on your mental wellbeing. A very common one is Ginseng. Gingseng has proven to be an effective combant against mental health disorders. Ginseng is what's known as an adaptogen. These help calm you down and boost your energy without over stimulation. Ginseng also works as an anti-oxidant and helps protect the brain against free radical damage.
Try natural remedies for insomnia, anxiety, low energy and more
Valerian which is derrived from the root of a pink flower, can be particularly effective in relieving anxiety and also aiding sleep. So you can ditch the sedatives and try valerian, next time you're looking to relieve anxiety or suffering from insomnia. However, it's worth noting it does take a while to kick in, and is perhaps more effective on children and the elderly. There's also Mulungu bark which is commonly used in Central and South America and can be used for calming the nerves, treatment of sleep disorders, and improving your mood. The more you start researching about alternative natural remedies, the more you uncover. It just depends on how far the rabbit hole you want to go down.
We have already produced a very concise infographic on natural remedies and depression, and a few adjustments in our daily routines can have tremendous results. But, if you're someone who is always on the lookout for new breakthroughs and treatments, then nootropics might be worth looking into. Nootropics are essentially cognitive enhancers taken as supplements used to improve concentration and memory power. Many psychologists are starting to acknowledge the positive effects of nootropics and antioxidants. However, there is some scepticism surrounding their usage in healthy adults from the medical world and there are many known side effects as with most medication. It's important when considering alternative natural remedies and new products on the markets to really do your research. There's certainly a lot of benefit in researching and weighing up the pros and cons. Natural remedies can certainly complement medicinal usage nicely.
Soloman started out Software Engineering but through trying to improve his productivity discovered a passion for mental health, encompassing meditation, mindfulness, communication, work life balance, and nootropics. He now writes full time at Piracetam.net, and is currently working on his first book detailing his change of life direction and experiments with all things mental health.