A depressive disorder will be experienced by around 20% of all South Africans at least once during their lifetime and the incidence of suicide in South Africa has soared to 23 a day. This is revealed in research by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group.
Depression is a “persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that people normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities for two weeks or more and can result in lack of energy, shifts in appetite or sleep patterns, substance abuse, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness and thoughts of self-harm or suicide are also common, and can wreak havoc on entire families.”
What causes it?
One possible cause can be the gut-brain connection, because the brain has a direct effect on the stomach. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected.
What’s the solution?
Therapeutic or ‘medical’ reflexology
Therapeutic ‘medical’ reflexology treats the ‘whole’ person – physical body and emotions, such as anxiety and fear. Reflexology aims to create “homeostasis”, which means that the organs and emotions in the body all work together and at their best. It is an effective well-being solution and it is a non-invasive, non-medicative therapy that brings your central nervous system back into balance.
A patient’s state of health is assessed by observation and listening. Patients are amazed at how their feet reveal their state of health, eg anxiety, stress, poor breathing, digestive problems, sleeping problems unresolved grief and more….
My reflexology technique triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, stopping the fight-or-flight response. It focuses on reducing emotions such as anxiety, worry & fear, and conditions such as over-eating or stopped eating. It improves energy and gets people feeling better and looking better. Treatments are usually carried out on the feet (the feet provide a map for the body organs). Hands, ears and body can also be treated, where appropriate.
If you’re tired of struggling with your depression and don’t have a predictable, reliable and sustainable step-by-step system you can follow to help your depression, then our simple solutioncould be the breakthrough for you this year.
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