“Nature itself is the best physician.”- Hippocrates.

This statement is particularly true in treating psychological diseases, such as depression. This is important to remain aware of as we discuss the question: ‘How can I to treat depression without medication?’

Here are some natural ways to treat depression:

Speak Out

Depression gets worse when you don’t speak out about your frustrations. To get rid of the inside blockage of negative emotions and thoughts, you should start talking. Talk to anyone – perhaps your mom, partner, or close friends. Anyone who will listen to you. Be frank with them  and let the burdens come out.

Exercise

Staying physically fit can overcome depression to the most part, as it releases happiness hormones. Start doing exercise at least for 30 minutes every day. You can do body weight exercise if you have no equipment, or you might want to consider joining a gym or sports team to keep you motivated. Keeping your mind, and yourself busy is a great way to break the cycle of addiction.

Meditation

Start a habit of doing meditation as it brings peace of mind by increasing endorphins and serotonin levels. Select a particular time each day or night when you stay away from all other distractions and meditate.

Read Books

Books are time-tested best friends of humans. When you feel like no one understand you, you can pick up a good books and it can make you feel that it was written just for you! Some great books you might like to read when feeling down are ‘Born to Run,’ ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day,’ and ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.

Visit a Therapist

Visiting a therapist is one of the best ways to treat depression without medication. Depressions come in different types. An expert therapist can identify your depression and advise accordingly. Experts can understand whether you need more family support, meditation, or anything else to help you get through this difficult time.

Long-term treatment can help you overcome this adversity and get your life back on track.