Treat That Anxiety Naturally

on Thursday, 22 December 2011. Posted in Combination Cures, Alternative Therapies & Cures Written By: Archana Mahendra

Learn extremely effective natural ways of treating anxiety

Treat That Anxiety Naturally

More than often you would have heard that people are on medication to deal with panic attacks and other general anxiety symptoms; anti-anxiety and anti-depressants are known to have side-effects and are generally not helpful in the long run. Alternatively there are some extremely effective, natural ways to treat anxiety disorders completely and permanently.

Here are some natural and effective techniques, one can try:

Diet Control

Reduce sugar consumption to as low as possible. Have food rich in protein and carbohydrates; while protein takes care of our energy needs, carbohydrates assist in the production of serotonin-the chemical that regulates our moods. Drink lots of water and reduce your intake of alcohol, tobacco and coffee.

Anxiety Trivia

Over 10% of the population will suffer from panic and anxiety attacks at some point in their life.

Anxiety is the second most common psychological problem.

Yet it remains undiagnosed 75% of the time.

Body Work

A regular exercise regimen will help promote physical relaxation and alleviate mental stress. Breathing exercises are very effective in treating anxiety symptoms; they help calm down our agitated mind and body; and also have a healing effect on the nervous system.

Herbal Remedies

Use of herbs is becoming an increasingly popular alternative for treatment of anxiety, since herbs tend to be gentler, safer and non-addictive. The following are some of the most popular herbs used:

  • Valerian: It is a great herbal remedy for sleep disorders and mild anxiety; however, this should be avoided if one is taking any medication like sedatives or antihistamines.
  • L-theanine: This is an amino acid derived from Green Tea and is known to have significant anti-anxiety effect.
  • Passion flower: It has also long been used for treatment of anxiety and insomnia. This is a sedative herb that relieves anxiety, tension, spasms and pains.

However none of these herbs should be taken without advice from a medical practitioner and never along with any other prescribed medication.

Aromatherapy

This is best suited for anxiety sufferers who are hesitant about using prescription drugs. However, aromatherapy alone can't cure acute anxiety, it is only a good alternative to stop panic attacks naturally. Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla are very effective in treating anxiety since they reduce stress and work as mood enhancers.

Massage Therapy

Massage is a great stress-buster. A massage helps relieve muscle tension and hence, promotes relaxation.

Other Therapies

Practicing yoga, tai chi, meditation, biofeedback and self hypnosis are also other effective ways of managing anxiety.

It is necessary to treat anxiety to ensure you can lead a happy and healthy life. Natural remedies are a better way of treating the disorder, since they have few side effects and are not habit forming. Yet, never follow any treatment method without consultation with your doctor.

 

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