Alternative therapies are being widely used to treat mental health. It has provided promising results in treatment of mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 450 million people are affected by mental health problems. Approximately 20% of the adult Australian population experience mental health problems. Of the 20% of the adult population experiencing mental health issues, 11.5% have one mental disorder and 8.5% have two or more disorders. About 45% of the Australian population will experience mental health issues once in their lifetime. Some of the most common alternative therapies for mental health are as follows:
Meditation is the process of focusing one’s thoughts and energies on a particular point. Meditation helps the patients suffering from mental health issues relax and focus on one thing. It has been known to be effective in treatment of mental health problems like anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain etc. It has been commonly used by psychologists in combination with their regular therapies to treat mental health.
Dietary supplements are commonly used by psychologists for treatment of mental health. Dietary supplements have shown positive results for treatment of various types of mental health like anxiety, stress, depression etc. They are also effective in treatment of physical pain and ensuring overall health of patients. However this doesn’t get to the root cause of the mental health triggers.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a popular alternative treatment therapy which aims at changing the perceptions of the patients on the memories and factors triggering mental health issues. The mental health problems are triggered due to the way in which patients perceive the stressful conditions and develops the response mechanisms. CBT aims at developing positive emotions and feelings in the patients and improve their coping skills with stimuli triggering mental health issues. The therapy also improves the communication skills of the patients and helps them to communicate better with others and develop healthy relationships.
EFT therapy has shown the most positive results overall for the treatment of mental health based on the fact it aims to get to the root cause of the issue and resolve it rather than finding ways to manage the mental health or find a bandaid for it. It works whereby you talk about your triggers while tapping on pressure points on the body to release and resolve the negative emotions towards an event. The traumatic memories and feelings are resolved from the subconscious mind and positive emotions are developed. This therapy helps the patients to deal better with stimuli causing mental health issues.
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You can view research on EFT and stress here: https://www.innersource.net/ep/images/stories/downloads/Acupoint_Stimulation_Research_Review.pdf