When you lack the motivation to do things that you really want to do, not only are there material consequences, but you begin a downward spiral to the place of sadness. In that place, you are reclusive and find normal activities exhausting or impossible. It’s difficult to keep your weight at a healthy point; you’re either forgetting to eat or stress eating, and neither situation is good for your physical or mental health.
When you’re on medication, you might have some relief, but at the cost of harmful side-effects, For example, a recent study from JAMA Internal Medicine found that some antidepressants are associated with an increased risk for dementia.
Wouldn’t you like to find relief that doesn’t bring side-effects or compromise your long-term health?
In a review of 9 randomized controlled trials, researchers found that the general trend of results showed that acupuncture treatment for depression could be just as effective as antidepressants.
According to the Huffington Post, scientists found that participants who learned mindfulness techniques showed much lower levels of a specific biomarker for stress in the body. This suggests that meditation can not only help you feel less stress, but also may leave an impression on a cellular level.