Treatments for Anxiety and Depression

There are many natural and alternative ways in which anxiety and depression can be successfully treated without the need of taking medications. In fact, natural and alternative remedies can replace the need to take medications, which can result in dependency and unwanted side effects. We promote natural and alternative therapies because they allow opportunity for one to reconnect their body and mind, analyse root causes of anxiety and depression instead of simply trying to fix the symptom and also encourages one to be in tune of their body and their nutritional needs.



Parkinson’s Care and Support UK promotes the use of natural remedies, therapies and non- pharmaceutical supplements for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and its symptoms.

For anxiety and depression, evidence has shown the following to be of help and may dramatically improve such mental health problems

• Relaxation techniques
• Massage therapy
• Acupuncture
• Aromatherapy
• Various forms of meditation and mindfulness techniques
• Music/ Sound therapy
• Reiki


Exercise is a great way to burn off anxious energy and can be a great treatment for anxiety. Sadly, being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. It is important to try and give exercising a chance if you are suffering from depression. Ask family or friends to work out with you or join one of our Parkinson’s Specialist exercise classes for support and motivation. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression and it is especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression.

It is encouraged that people with Parkinson’s exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week to improve both motor and non-motor symptoms. Sticking to an exercise routine can help to alleviate depression.


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