In the hustle and bustle of our modern day world many people struggle with depression and anxiety. This article “Home Remedy Network – Alternative Treatment For Depression And Anxiety – Meditation” looks at meditation as a treatment option. There are additional links to alternative treatment for depression and anxiety resources below.
Western medicine has taken the approach to treating depression and anxiety that the more drugs the better. This is the end result of years of trial and error that included things such as boring holes in people’s heads, leeches, electric shock and then now psychotropic drugs available only via prescription. In the East however, herbal treatments and mediation has been used for centuries.
In terms of risk, meditation far outweighs the use of prescription drugs. While meditation, unlike prescription drugs, is not a quick fix it does, again unlike prescription drugs, offer long term and lasting benefits. Meditation also does not have any adverse effects.
The number of ailments that meditation offers relief from include:
Some forms of schizophrenia
Meditation however does not fit the modern model of wanting results NOW. When using meditation you have to be willing to take the time and effort necessary for the process to be effective. Modern Western science is however beginning to examine the effectiveness of meditation and how it actually works. The field of psychological health is beginning to make strides and is beginning to achieve acceptance.
Still you should use meditation with the advice and consent of a professional. You should not discontinue the use of any prescription drugs on your own and should only do so with the consent of your physician.