Home Remedies for Mania

Some experts believe that home remedies can reduce symptoms of manic depression. Following a healthy balanced diet, maintaining discipline and a structured daily schedule and avoiding events and people that may trigger off a manic episode are simple ways to keep the condition under control. Some suggestions to treat mania naturally include:

  • Avoid caffeine, salt, and fat in your diet as these can interfere with some medications or may even trigger off a manic episode.
  • Follow a consistent sleep schedule. Go to sleep and get up at the same time every day and ensure that you get at least seven hours of sleep at night.
  • Ensure that you take your medication religiously every day and at the prescribed times. Keep your meal times consistent in case medications have to be taken with a meal.
  • Stay away from alcohol and drugs. Combining drugs and alcohol with medications for mania can be life threatening at times.
  • Avoid situations and people that increase stress levels and anxiety.
  • Alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, and massage therapy may help relieve anxiety and stress and improve overall health. A lot more research is required to determine how these particular treatments help relieve mania. Patients need to be guided by a professional on how they can practice alternative medicine in a risk free manner.
Before using any alternative medicine, make sure you know all the risks involved. The tag of it being natural does not guarantee safety. Always be honest with your doctors and inform them of what remedies you use or are thinking of trying out, in addition to your medications. At no point of time should you start or stop taking any medications without your doctor’s permission. 
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