Mental Health Problems And Meditation

Meditation & Combating Mental Health Problems

Approximately one-third of South Africans live with some form of mental disorder. According to Professor Dan Stein from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. Mental health disorders can be deadly. Unfortunately, due to stigma attached to it, many patients refrain from getting treatment they require. Despite there being a number of traditional therapies and community initiatives available. They can help treat mental health concerns, and many individuals are turning to more holistic remedies such as meditation to help them battle their demons. Combating mental health problems with meditation has shown promising results. This has been found to improve axonal density and links that connect the various parts of the brain. It can also benefit mental health in numerous ways such as the following:

Meditation reduces your anxiety and depression

Depression can affect anyone at any time. At present, it is estimated that nearly 4.5 million South Africans live with varying degrees of depression. Hypoxia (low oxygen levels) and hormonal imbalances are cited the cause for depression – and these are just some of many.

While traditional therapies are of some benefit, meditation, non invasive ozone steam saunatherapy and self-reflection has been found to help even those individuals that are very resistant or hesitant of antidepressants and psychotherapy. The power of meditation lies in its ability to reduce the release of cortisol, the hormone that is responsible for stress.

According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the USA, meditation can relieve the symptoms associated with stress and depression in a manner similar to that of conventional, trusted pharmaceuticals – without any of the side effects commonly associated with these types of drugs.

Meditation helps you tackle unhealthy habits

Whether you are a bad driver or an unhealthy eater, chances are you have a habit you dislike. Quitting a bad habit can be extremely difficult, resulting in elevated stress levels and severe frustration. It can even help individuals break their bad habits.

It also has the ability to shrink the right amygdala which is responsible for fear and other negative emotions. The more frequently you meditate, the easier it will become to steer clear of your bad habits. The meditation will help you to acknowledge your habit, remain present and change your behaviors accordingly.

Meditation can delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s

As we age, the brain undergoes changes that lead to the development of mental disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, USA found that meditation can assist in slowing degenerative mental disorders. The research found that individuals who engage in meditation for at least two hours a week displayed significantly less atrophy in parts of the brain with better overall brain connectivity. Meditation is especially effective when coupled with gentle yoga with professionals.

Ozone Therapy can also assist in the fight against anxiety, stress, depression, Alzheimer’s diseases and Dementia. Ozone improves brain activity, naturalizes toxins and impurities in the body, rids the body of carbon monoxide, strengthens the nervous system, relives stress, increases the oxygen levels in the body and strengthens the immune system.

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