The Elements of Holistic Therapy for Depression


Natural, holistic forms of treating depression are becoming more and more popular throughout the United States as individuals are seeking non-medical solutions for their mental health issues.

What are the Core Elements of Holistic Depression Therapy?

The following are some of the most common practices used to enrich the mind, body and spirit of the individual who suffers from chronic depression.

  • Yoga.  The ancient practice of yoga is used to enhance physical wellness and expand the consciousness of the individual so that they can clearly address the root causes of depression.
  • Nutritional counseling.  Research has found that low vitamin levels can cause depression in many individuals.  Nutritional counseling creates a plan to increase vitamin intake and achieve healthy, balanced eating habits.
  • Acupuncture and Acupressure.  Used by Eastern societies for generation, acupuncture helps isolate the areas within the body that are causing chronic depression and focuses only on those individual points of concern.
  • Meditation.  One of the most effective ways to use holistic practice to address depression – meditation allows the individual to experience greater focus.  He or she can use this focus to shut out all the “noise” – and gain clarity about the negative influences that are bringing about the depressive behavior.
  • Sound therapy.  Where individuals listen to deep, rich musical tones until they are in a trance-like state that creates a higher level of consciousness.

Acceptance of Holistic therapy for Depression

Not everyone is willing to accept holistic (or “alternative”) care as a means of coping with depression or receiving therapy for the condition.   But it is those who open up their mind to holistic therapy that will have the most success with these programs.  Holistic care has worked wonders for many millions of people over the centuries.  It is important to remember this fact before playing the role of the skeptic.

Holistic therapy for Depression and Modern Science

Many of the finest depression therapy programs in the country combine elements of holistic care with modern treatment styles.   For example, it is not uncommon for a patient to engage in yoga and meditation part of their treatment day, but then also undergo neurological testing to pinpoint certain “problem areas” that may be causing the behavior for the remainder of the day.   By creating the “best of both worlds”, treatment facilities are helping introduce the power of holistic therapy to a new generation of individual who might have been skeptical otherwise (if not for the addition of “modern science” to the program).

Moonview Sanctuary offers holistic care for depression and a wide range of other illnesses through their Overcoming Personal Crisis program.   The expert staff at Moonview understands the important of mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of wellness.    Located in Santa Monica, California, Moonview also incorporates cutting-edge neuroscientific procedures into their depression therapy programs.  The result is a powerful combination of modern and traditional that provides truly individualized care.  Contact Moonview Sanctuary today for more informatio





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