Many people in this world are dealing with stress and anxiety. In fact, we all deal with some sort of anxiety, stress or uneasiness in our lives.
Due to the struggles of everyday life, Covid-19, money, relationships and various other potential conduits of stress, more and more people are starting to become aware of their mental health.
Though a little anxiety can be a good thing, lots of people experience anxiety almost on the daily bases and it can be a huge hindrance in their lives. They may develop anxiety disorders or phobias. Stress and anxiety can spawn many disorders and can be diagnosed as acute or even chronic in more extreme cases.
Managing stress and anxiety can be a challenge, but it can be treated or reduced. Prescription medications are the go to for some but others may opt for a more natural remedy.
I’m going to detail a few natural and herbal remedies that can help relieve stress and anxiety
Drinking a cup of tea can do wonders to help relieve stress and give you a more even keeled feeling. One of the key reasons why tea, specifically herbal teas, can improve health is because it contains an amino acid, L-Theanine, which can keep your mood balanced.
There are many herbal teas that help quell stress and anxiety.
Here are a few:
- Mint Teas
- Rose Teas
- Lemon Balm
These herbal teas all provide a calming and soothing solution for stress and anxiety. Looking to calm the mind, then tea is a definite must have. Tea can be a great way to introduce a little moment of zen into your daily routine.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. It has been used for centuries. Used by inhaling essential oils, the scent molecules in the oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy.
It’s a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extract to improve health and relaxation. Many scents can help to raise your mood, help you take a load off, and reduce anxiety.
A few ways that essential oils can be used is by evaporating the oils into the air with a diffuser container, oil droplets, steam bath, spray or you can get creative and mix your favorite scent in a carrier oil to place on your wrist or neck.
These scents are especially potent for anxiety:
- Clary Sage
- Bergamont Orange
Inhaling soothing plant oils can assist in easing stress and anxiety. Some scents work better for some people than others, so consider experimenting with different options.
CBD Oil. One of the many chemicals found in sativa plants. Sativa plants are a kind of plant that also include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the chemical in marijuana that gives you the “high” feeling.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD can help with many ailments, such as aches, pains, sleep deprivation, inflammation, stress, depression and anxiety. Though, still in its early stages, studies show that it may potentially aid in coping with anxiety. Some research has suggested that CBD may work by impacting the brain’s serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical in the body that has a hand in affecting your behavior, mood, digestive system, as well as sleep.
Studies show that increasing serotonin levels in the brain can help treat anxiety. By regulating serotonin levels, some research suggest that CBD may work in a similar way to antidepressants. It may be much healthier as well.
Sativa plants also include hemp plant which are used to make many CBD items. There are various CBD products that you can purchase.
- Chocolates & Candies
- Lotions & Creams
- Herbal Teas
- Oil Drops
CBD is not particularly hard to find and purchase. In areas where medical marijuana is legal, doctors may also be able to prescribe the oil.
Another relatively effective way to put halt to stress and anxiety is by exercising. Working out is an awesome way to get rid of some of that anxious energy. It isn’t just good for your physical health but, it also provides a much-needed boost for your mental health.
During stressful periods, your body may even begin to have physical symptoms of stress and anxiety. Studies show that working out can help alleviate some of these symptoms while simultaneously proving to be beneficial to your mental health.
Getting active helps to take your mind off of the issues bothering you. It also triggers your body to release endorphins, which are natural feel-good hormones. Working out may also help with anxiety caused by stressful circumstances.
Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. Meditation is the practice of mindfulness. By focusing on removing destructive thoughts from your mind and replacing them with calm, tranquil ones; studies indicates that meditation can help to relieve anxiety symptoms, helping you to feel more at ease.
By meditating, you can help to slow thoughts that may be racing through your mind, making it easier to handle stress and anxiety.
There are a wide arrays of meditation styles, some include yoga and mindfulness meditation. Breathing and relaxation techniques can prove to be crucial in dealing with stress and anxiety.
Deep breathing practices involves taking deliberately deep and measured breaths to restore normal breathing patterns, which can help to reduce anxiety and combat a common symptom of anxiety that causes rapid, shallow breathing. Rapid, shallow breathing can make you feel dizzy, increase heart rate and cause panic attacks.
A relaxation technique you can do is try lying in a comfortable position and slowly tightening and relaxing each muscle group, starting with the toes and moving up to the shoulders and jaw.
In The End…
Stress is a major problem for many people around the globe. Many people yearn for natural remedies to help the cope with the stress and anxiety that everyday life can bring. The aforementioned remedies above, can prove to be very helpful in reducing stress and easing anxiety.
While natural treatments can help with anxiety symptoms, please be sure to carefully monitor your mental health and never be afraid to go get help or visit a doctor if need be.
I leave you with this quote from the great William Shakespeare: “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.”
-Tha Health Plug