- Complementary and alternative therapies aim to increase wellbeing, aid relaxation, and promote good mental health, but there generally isn't much good evidence to say they work.
- It's important to make sure the therapist you choose is suitably qualified, as not all therapies are regulated.
- Some complementary and alternative therapies may not be allowed in certain sports.
- Before using complementary and alternative therapies, it's a good idea to speak to your GP or psychiatrist, especially if you're taking other medication or using other treatments, you're pregnant or breastfeeding, or you're under 18 years old.
Acupuncture: A Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
Yoga: A Practice for Reducing Stress and Anxiety
- Reduces stress hormones and heart rate
- Improves mood and reduces symptoms of depression
- Increases feelings of relaxation and calmness
- Enhances overall physical and mental well-being