Remedies for Anxiety
are some natural remedies for anxiety you can use before making use of
traditional medical treatments. Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling
that most people experience at some time. Sometimes it acts as an
important defense mechanism that keeps us alert to danger. Other times,
we feel anxious for no apparent reason, the anxiety may last for
long periods of time, or be so severe it interferes with our ability to
go on with our normal lives and therefore many consider anxiety
Making changes to your lifestyle may
help reduce your anxiety episodes quite a bit. That includes exercising
regularly to burn off excess energy and reduce stress.
Regular exercise has all kinds of health benefits like lifting
depression and improving your physical and mental well being. In
addition, cleaning up your diet may be beneficial. Food additives or
allergies may be responsible for causing anxiety.
Eating a healthy,
balanced diet is one of the natural remedies you can start right away
with no added expense. Other lifestyle changes you may want to consider
are stopping smoking, giving up alcohol, and being sure to get plenty
of sleep every night.
Herbs commonly used
Natural remedies for anxiety also come in
the form of herbs such as kava and valerian. Remember that while herbs
are natural, they may pose a health hazard if you have certain medical
conditions or take medications. Your doctor or other expert will be
able to advise you of the safety of the herbs you choose. Kava for
example, is a herb that makes you feel relaxed and is said to be
helpful for people with social anxiety. However, it has also been
linked with liver complications, so its use is controversial.
herbs that have been used to treat anxiety either alone or or with
others include passion flower, chamomile, pennyroyal and St.
also act as natural remedies for anxiety.
your body is deficient in certain minerals or vitamins, you may
experience the effect of feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed. B
vitamins in particular are thought to help relieve anxiety by altering
the production of certain chemicals in the brain. The B complex can be
found in liquid yeast (can be obtained at health food stores).
Omega-3 fatty acids
may also help in the treatment of anxiety; you can use them in the form
of supplements and in a more natural way on your meals by eating the
sources of it like: flax seeds, olive oil, walnuts, or fish in
moderation, for example. Magnesium is also thought to help with issues
of anxiety and relaxation.
You may also find it beneficial to learn stress reduction techniques.
Learning how to stop an anxiety attack before it escalates
into a full episode will help you manage your anxiety so you can
control it instead of letting it control you.
One of the not so common natural remedies
for anxiety is cold showers. Some people report favorable results with
this method. All it involves is taking a short cold shower at least
once a day. You can see there are many natural options you can try, so
you can manage your anxiety issues better. They can be totally natural
lifestyle changes like eliminating caffeine or they might require
trying various herbs until you find one that works for you.
Consult your doctor when considering natural remedies.
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