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ANXIETY DISORDERS, SOFT SOLUTIONS ARE WITHIN YOUR REACH

You feel depressed, anxious, pathetic, before moving on to heavy artillery, anxiolytics or antidepressants, gentle solutions that have been proven can help you regain a winning spirit.

St. John’s wort the plant that gives back the sun

Known since antiquity to heal the wounds of the soul, St. John’s wort has been used for 20 years in Germany where it is prescribed more than antidepressants to overcome mild and transient depressions. Like Prozac®, it increases levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that helps the brain regulate sleep, appetite and mood, a deficiency of which can cause depression.
Contraindications: it does not mix well with the contraceptive pill, certain immunosuppressive drugs, anticoagulants or even antiretrovirals. In addition, a withdrawal syndrome can be felt when treatment is stopped.

Omega-3 the facilitator of well-being

In the omega-3 family, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) acts on the fluidity of brain cell membranes and promotes the proper diffusion of well-being hormones (serotonin, endorphin).

Sport take a breath of fresh air

Moving your body is good for morale. Prolonged physical effort (20 to 30 minutes) can stop (at least for a time), the constant flow of ruminations, anxieties and worries. And this thanks to the modification of the vascularization during the effort, which promotes peaks of psychologically stimulating hormones, endorphins and dopamines (neurotransmitter essential for movement and pleasure)

Acupuncture the needles of well-being

In case of anxiety, stress and depressive disorders, acupuncture stimulates the parasympathetic system to the detriment of the sympathetic, which generates stress. It thus promotes the coherence of the heartbeat and leads us to emotional well-being.

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White light for dark thoughts

Do you get depressed as soon as winter shows up? You may be suffering from seasonal depression, like 10-20% of the population. In this case, light therapy is what you need: a few sessions of exposure to an appropriate intense light source will slow down the production of melatonin, responsible for this racing of your brain.

To meditate is to heal

It’s not just the title of Dr Frédéric Rosenfeld’s book, it’s also a treatment technique that mobilizes the parasympathetic system, a source of calm, to the detriment of the sympathetic system, a source of stress. After two months of daily practice, Richard Davidson, professor of psychology at the University of Viscontin, observed that the activity of certain areas of the left brain (dedicated to positive emotions) increased considerably in subjects trained in meditation.

Write, to “recycle stress”

Several studies have shown that when medical students, asthma patients or sufferers of painful rheumatic disorders wrote down difficult events in their lives, they were in a better mood and had a statistically significant boost in their immunity.

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