It’s Better to Meditate than Medicate
Depression and/or anxiety are potentially life-threatening mood disorders. Depression and anxiety are also known as “silent killers” and their devastating effects have been overlooked for years. Mood disorders affect 1 in 4 persons in the United States. As many as two thirds of people with depression do not realize that they have a treatable illness and do not seek treatment.
For those who do seek treatment and are willing to look for help, most of them turn to the only treatment they know, namely psychotropic drugs. Many people may not realize it, but using drugs to treat depression or anxiety is only putting a band-aid on the underlyling issues which cause them.
One of the biggest disadvantages of medication is the side effects we may experience. Depending on how our body reacts to specific medication, some side effects may include palpitations, dizziness, nausea, etc. We need to think about whether the reliefs we get from the depression or anxiety symptoms are worth the side effects.
However, the prudent use of medication can help us in the short term and for some people it is essential for long term quality of life. Stablilizing our moods can give us the chance to practice natural techniques to manage our depression/anxiety symptoms. But remember that medication alone does not solve our symptoms or address the cause of our symptoms.
Meditation, on the other hand, is a practice in which we train the mind to induce relaxaton or to increase awareness. It is a way that can help us recover from depression and many other emotional pains we may be going through. When we meditiate, we see and experience true answers within ourselves. Results are generally immediate, though they can be enhanced significantly with the help of an experienced meditation practitioner.
True meditation is not about calming the mind, sitting in silence, and finding peace alone. It is about observation of the mind and body and can pinpoint exactly where the source of the problem is. Once the source is found, then problems no longer repeat. Imagine family and friends no longer riding on the emotional roller coaster? What would life be like for everyone?
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Dr. Howard Peiper, N.D., nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written several popular books on nutrition and natural health. His blog address is: drhowardpeiper.wordpress.com.
Howard, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written numerous books on nutrition and natural health including 12 best sellers.
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New Hope for Serious Diseases
The A.D.D. & A.D.H. Diet
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The Secrets of Staying Young
Nutritional Leverage For Great Golf
All Natural High Performance Diet
Natural Solutions For Sexual Enhancement
Super Nutrition for Dogs and Cats
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Dr. Peiper is co-host of the award winning Television show, Partners in Healing. They feature guest in the alternative healing field including such names as Harvey Diamond, Dr. John Upledger, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Gary Null and Dr. Marshall Mandell.