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Depression Treatment: Body

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Treatment of depression can be impacted by addressing various imbalances in the body that can effect brain function. Exercise and Yoga have been to be as effective as antidepressants in treating depression symptoms. Other types of body treatments include acupuncture and aromatherapy. These treatments can be used in conjunction with other treatments, as an alternative or as a preventive measure prior to the onset of depression symptoms.

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Effect of Acupuncture on Depression

Acupuncture (especially when used in conjunction with Chinese herbs) is said to help restore balance to the energy fields that run through the body. Acupuncture uses sterile, disposable, single-use,...

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Effect of Exercise on Depression

Exercise can raise mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain resulting in an improved mood and outlook. Exercise may also depression by triggering the release of endorphins, which are commonly...

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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Depression

In aromatherapy, chemical compounds in oils are absorbed in the body through skin application and/or inhalation. Oils in certain herbs contain chemical compounds that activate the limbic system,...

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Effect of Yoga on Depression

Yoga is a set of postures along with deep breathing that facilitates relaxation and the release of blockages in the body that can lead to negative emotions commonly associated with depression. Yoga...

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Effect of Tai Chi on Depression

There are five major styles of Tai Chi each named after the Chinese family who originated each particular style: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu and Sun style. These (and all other off-shoot) styles involve...

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