You may already know there is no medical cure for bipolar disorder.  There have been some "miracle cures" that have come out on the market that make extravagant claims, but many have been exposed as scams.  However, did you know that there are many natural ways in which you can come as close as is humanly possible to curing yourself of your bipolar disorder as you can?

 

No, there is no cure for bipolar disorder yet, but there is treatment for it.  Treatment consists mainly of medication and therapy.  I believe that without these two things, none of the other techniques I will talk about in this article will help you in any way; so first of all, be sure that you are taking your medication and seeing a good psychiatrist and therapist to get the best treatment possible.

 

There are other things you can do to help get yourself as close to a "cure" as possible, though, until research and the medical profession catch up to you.

 

One very important, but highly overlooked, thing you can do is keep a good sleep schedule.  This is so important because lack of sleep (or a disrupted sleep schedule) is one of the most common triggers to a bipolar manic episode.  You should be going to sleep at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning, and you should be getting eight to nine uninterrupted hours of sleep every night.

 

Another thing you need to do for yourself is to keep your stress and anxiety levels to as great a manageable level as you can.  The more you can do that, the closer your "emotional self" will be to a cure.  There are several ways to do this.  Consider the following examples:

 

One way to lower your stress level is to meditate or to pray.  I'm not advocating any specific religion here, or promising that a Higher Power will cure you of your bipolar disorder.  What I am saying is that many people with the disorder have found that some type of spiritual practice has helped to lower their stress and anxiety levels.

 

Another way to lower your stress level is to practice relaxation exercises.  The easiest one is to take deep breaths to the count of five.  Take a deep breath in through your nose to the count of five, hold for the count of five, and breathe out your mouth to the count of five.  Repeat this five times.  The reason this is so easy is that it is all "fives," and therefore easy to remember.  You should be relaxed after the fifth time, but if you are not, you can repeat the exercise.

 

The greatest "cure" you can do for yourself is to be balanced.  You must be balanced physically, mentally/emotionally, spiritually and financially.  Imagine it as a table with four legs.  If all four legs are balanced, the chair is upright; however, if one leg is out of balance, the whole chair is out of balance.

 

I wish I could tell you there was one magic pill you could take to be instantly cured of bipolar disorder.  I would love it if the researchers were able to announce a medical cure for bipolar disorder tomorrow when we woke up.  Unfortunately, until then, you must do what you can to be your own cure for bipolar disorder.  By following the suggestions in this article, you will come as close to a cure for the disorder as is humanly possible at this point.