integrative practices help against depression


Complementary practices are important to complement the treatment of various disorders and diseases, including depression. integrative practices
Activities such as yoga and meditation, for example, are among the available in more than 9000 stores throughout Brazil and offered by the Unified Health System (SUS).
Therapies are present in 9,350 stores in 3,173 municipalities, of which 88% are offered in primary care. In 2017, there were 1.4 million individual sessions in integrative and complementary practices. Adding the collective activities, it is estimated that about 5 million people a year participate in these practices in SUS.
AtividadesYoga is of Indian origin and works various aspects of body, mind and spirit. The first scientific studies were conducted in 1924 by Swami Kuvalayananda, which is considered the pioneer of yoga therapy. The practice can reduce stress, relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia, and enhance physical fitness, strength and general flexibility.
Meditation is a path for those seeking tranquility and quality of life and have practical effects on health, relieving anxiety and stress and acting on chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, obesity and depression.
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“People who meditate have a higher self-care, improving the living habits, as well as being more compassionate, more cooperative, less reactive and more happy,” explains the doctor and meditation teacher of the Health Department of the Federal District, Maira Polcheira.
There are several types of meditation methods and with different objectives, however it can be said that traditionally the practice is the art of getting acquainted with something in the case with the mind itself. “Meditation has the potential to reach a huge diversity of users. It is commonly indicated for the case of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and is recognized as a powerful tool to combat stress, “explains Nicholas Augustus, coach of Recife Health Department.
According to Nicholas Augusto therapist, the population has contact with practice has stuck at 100%. “Sometimes, there are users in the first unbelievers meetings in meditative process and especially themselves. By being immersed in the collective imagination about what meditation is, they believe they will ever get. There are many myths of what meditation is and most of them are untrue, as you see it is something religious, “he says.
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Brazil is a leading provider arrangements in primary care of the public health system. The PNPIC was published in 2006 and now 29 are complementary and integrative practices offered to the population with 1.4 million unique visits and 5 million Brazilians attended, including 35 000 sessions of Yoga.
In 2006, when it created the National Policy on Integrative and Complementary Practices (PNPIC) were offered only five procedures. After 10 years, in 2017, they were incorporated into 14 activities, reaching the 19 practices currently available to the population: ayurveda, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, anthroposophic medicine, medicinal plants / herbal therapy, art therapy, bio-dance, circle dance, meditation, music therapy, naturopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, reiki, shantala, integrative community therapy, social Hydrotherapy / crenoterapia and yoga.


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