Herbal and nutrition medicines safe and effective in depression

Herbal and nutrition medicines safe and effective in depression from Erica McIntyre - Hypericum Health

By: Erica McIntyre - Hypericum Health  18-May-2011
Keywords: Depression, Anxiety, Alternative Medicine

There is an effective alternative to conventional antidepressants. Herbal medicines such as St John's Wort and Rhodiola now have good research to demonstrate their effectiveness in the treatment of depression. Fish oils and certain B vitamins have also been shown to be effective. With the use of medicines like these and diet and lifestyle changes it is possible for individuals to have control over  depression. The good news is it doesn't always need to be long term treatment either—of course this depends on the individual.

Benefits of seeing a qualified experienced practitioner
By seeing a practitioner rather than self prescribing you ensure you have the right dose and medicine prescription for your individual needs. In addition you are supported with diet and lifestyle advise to help you reach your health goals. When I treat individuals with depression no two patients receive the same treatment as each has a unique situation. Some people also have anxiety, or are wanting to discontinue use of antidepressants. In these cases it is important to have the expertise to chose the right herbs and nutritionals at the right dose. Taking this approach ensures a faster response to treatment and more sustainable maintenance and prevention of relapse. This can be done in collaboration with your doctor or psychologist.

If you are interested in taking this approach to manage depression and would like to know more. Please contact myself on 0438 448 653.

Keywords: Alternative Medicine, Anxiety, Botanical Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Depression, Herbal Medicine, Herbal Medicines, Herbalist, Medical Herbalist, Stress Management

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