5 Systems and Remedies for Bipolar Disorder | BlackDoctor | Page 2

    5 Symptoms And Remedies For Bipolar Disorder (That “Empire” Didn’t Show You)

    …potentially more rewarding experience. There are many different types of yoga. Try to find the yoga style that works best for you.

  • Music Therapy
    Just like in “Empire”, Andre goes through music therapy in helps to combat some of the symptoms from the disease. Music therapy, as the name suggests, uses music as a treatment tool to address non-musical goals. The idea that music can heal is an ancient one, but its status as a contemporary therapy truly began after World War I and World War II. Musicians would visit veterans hospitals to play for people suffering from both mental and physical war injuries. Medical workers immediately recognized a powerful patient response, which led hospitals to start hiring musicians to help care for patients.
  • Amino Acids
    Studies have shown that some amino acid neurotransmitters play a role in mood regulation. Many antidepressant medications work in conjunction with the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Supplements are thought to boost the production of these chemicals. Some amino acid supplements used for bipolar symptoms are:

    • taurine
    • tyrosine
    • phenylalanine
    • S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e)
  • Massage
    Massage therapy is another alternative means for managing bipolar disorder. As with yoga and meditation, massage helps reduce anxiety and stress.
  • These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.

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