Depression

Statistics from the World Health Organization, show 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. These rates are increasing over time as the world we live in  is becoming more disconnected from genuine human interaction, off kindness, compassion and love.
In a study in 2014,  showed 19.7% of people in the UK aged 16 and over showed symptoms of anxiety or depression, and I'm pretty sure that, that this static is much higher today especially after the covid 19 pandemic.

Although the nature of life really does have it's up and downs, and there are times that feeling depressed is needed and that insights that come from these short periods of depression, can  literally strengthen your soul.Yet long term suffering depression can be very dibilting. At The Ozone Spa, we look at 6 possible ways to help our clients who suffer from depression ways to overcome this.

6 Ways To Overcome Depression

The reasons of someone's depression is individual to each person. The suggestions here are not to replace any Doctors advice or medication, rather they are simple natural remedies that can possible help, please check with your Doctor if any recommendations that you maybe in interested in are suitable for you.

The 6 Ways To Overcome Depression

  1. Ozone and PEMF Therapy
  2. Health Supplement Advice
  3. Mindset Coaching
  4. Breathing Technique Coaching
  5. Hot and Cold Showers
  6. Nature

On this page we are going to go into more detail on each one.

Ozone and PEMF Therapy

At The Ozone Spa , we can offer an Ozone Sauna session, although there is no scientific evidence that shows that ozone steam therapy helps with depression, we have plenty of feedback from our clients saying that a ozone sauna steam session really helps lift their mood.

We also offer PEMF therapy along side The Ozone Sauna,  in short PEMF is a very effective magnetic therapy. The FDA has approved the use of PEMF for treating mental depression in US and Canada, and it's also widely accepted in the eastern-Europe and the EU.

To find out more about our PEMF and Ozone Treatments please go to our treatment pages.

Health Supplement Advice

At the Ozone Spa, we believe your biggest medicine cabinet is your own body and mind. Yet sometimes a few supplements for a short period of time may help. These are, are top recommendations.

Beneficial Probiotics

Science is discovering a huge link between a healthy microbiome and depression. They say your gut is your second brain. The health of your gut affects your brain. More links are being made from, after having a course of antibiotics,possibly causing  other health problems from cancer to depression. One of the best probiotics we know off that can address this is, Micro Max.

To buy this supplement you can get it direct from the Really Healthy Company based in London, they have been making supplements for over 29 years now. If you click the image it will take you straight to their website.

At the CHECKOUT in the shopping basket, if enter "THEOZONESPA" as the "practitioner's reference code" you will get 5% discount, plus we earn a small commision, which we really appreciate.

B3 Niacin

B3 also know as Niacin, Some say it reduces the  feelings of sadness and hopelessness, and others say it made their depression completely go away. However, according to scientific research, there's currently no evidence that niacin can be used to treat depression.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is an extract from the leaves of the ginkgo tree. It's been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Studies have suggested that it may work better than a placebo, or “dummy,” medicine to ease the symptoms of depression. Germany has approved Ginkgo Biloba as a depression treatment.

St. John’s wort

For centuries, St. John’s wort has been used to treat a variety of health conditions, including depression and mental health disorders.

The herb also has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Today, St. John’s wort is a popular alternative antidepressant medicine in Europe. However, the FDA hasn’t approved St. John’s wort as a treatment for depression.

Research is mixed on the effectiveness of this herb for depression treatment. A 2009 study published in Evidence-Based Mental Health showed the herb to be beneficial.

The study found that St. John’s wort may be more effective than a placebo. The herb also appears to cause fewer unwanted side effects than traditional depression medication.

Mindset Coaching

One of the biggest areas of overcoming depression, is how your mind processes the information, you can literally talk yourself into depression, this inner dialogue is key.

Tony is qualified to teach Yoga and Meditation, over the years he came across a teaching called the 3 Principles, and when he has shared this with his clients with depression the results were really positive.

What are the 3 principles? In short it is a fundamental physiology looking at 3 aspects of how the brain works, the 3 parts are mind, thought and consciousness. This may sound very simple and in a way it is, yet really getting it, is where the magic happens.

On Youtube there are literally hundreds of short videos about the 3P's, and pretty much they all say the same thing, the benefit of this, is that this teaching is subtle, it is by listening to different talks that after watching one after another, maybe let's say one a day for a month you build up, what we call "AH HA moments" and it is these personal insights that come from within you, that will help you see depression in a totally different way. Here is one video to get you started on the journey of understanding of the 3P's. We encourage you to watch a few more video on YouTube on the 3P's. Plus at The Ozone Spa we do put on 3P's workshops through out the year, and your welcome to ask Tony any questions on the 3P's if your getting stuck on it.

MindSet/Breathing Coaching With Antony Taylor

£40

  • 1 Hour

Breathing Technique Coaching

We think Wim Hoff breathing technique is again super simple yet it is so profound if you do it well. This video below explains his breathing technique. We believe if you practice this for 10 minutes in the morning and possible 10 minutes in the evening , this will have an incredible effect on your emotions.

Plus if you combine this breathing technique with some Yoga stretches, this can completely calm and rebalance your nervous system. The secret is when you start the practice you maybe in not such a nice state, yet if you have the determination to face whatever state you're in, and say to yourself I'm going to work through this and build small results consistently over time, the results accumulate. As Tony is qualified to Teach Yoga Breathing, if you would like a one to one coaching session on this breathing technique, please use our booking form.

Hot and Cold Showers

Hot and cold showers is not rocket science, yet with these few little tips you maybe able to take the full advantage of the benefits of it. So the tip is have a hot shower and then build up so you have 1 minute really cold and let the shower head go all over your body, then have as much hot as you like and then repeat the process once or twice more, it is super simple, yet can be very effective for lifting your mood, plus it help detox your body and move oxygen and nutrients around your body.

Nature 

There's something so therapeutic by growing some vegetables, going for a swim in the sea, going for a walk in nature. In this technological age, of everything faster and faster, more and more. Sometimes it is in the slowly down, connecting to nature, seeing where we have come from, and seeing what we are connected to, lifts your spirit better than anything. The tip here is invite a friend or have some quiet time to yourself in nature and let the harmony of nature unravel some of your burdens.

 “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi 

Ask yourself how you want to change the world. Remember that the world needs people like you because you have a unique mindset and skill set that no other human being can replace or recreate. This is why it is important to ask yourself, how you want to use this skill set. Get connected and more involved in your community. Any form of service for others, no matter how big or small, will both lift your spirits and the spirits of others.

While going through a divorce, documentary filmmaker Katinka Blackford Newman took an antidepressant. Not unusual except that things didn't turn out quite as she expected. She went into a four-day toxic psychosis with violent hallucinations, imagining she had killed her children, and in fact attacking herself with a knife. Caught up in a real-life nightmare when doctors didn't realise she was suffering side effects of more pills, she went into a year-long decline. Soon she was wandering around in an old dressing gown, unable to care for herself, and dribbling. She nearly lost everything, but luck stepped in; treated at another hospital, she was taken off all the medication and made a miraculous recovery within weeks. By publicising her story, Katinka went on to make some startling discoveries.  Moving, frightening and at times funny, this is the story of how a single mum in Harlesden, North-West London, juggles life and her quest for love in order to investigate the side effects of anti depressants.

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