by Charles Weller August 18, 2014
You can manage your stress levels in a healthy, positive way by using natural remedies for anxiety. But this isn’t news for most of us. We eat right, exercise regularly and get lots of rest. Even if we take great care of our bodies, there are times in our lives when the stress just piles on, leading us to feel anxious and overwhelmed. Outside of treating a serious mood disorder, prescription medicine might be too extreme when dealing with those rough spots in our lives.
We’ve researched a number of articles on natural remedies for anxiety and distilled them into three effective methods that you may not have tried.
The Farmer’s Almanac, first printed in 1792, is still a valuable source of information. They recommend drinking bitter valerian tea or eating a raw onion before bed, but neither will make you popular with whomever you share your bed with. Both the Almanac , Health.com and Dr. Oz recommend drinking passionflower tea an hour before bed, which in studies has been proven as effective as Xanax and tastes better, too. Try Republic of Tea’s Get Relaxed Tea.
Greenmedinfo.com cites studies that prove the efficacy of inhaling lavender oil, rose oil and patchouli in stress reduction. These handmade, modern-looking Aromis aroma therapy diffusers operate via a cold air nebulizer, so you they are safe to use at your desk or in your car. Combine the aromatherapy with deep, yoga breathing and really feel the tension leave your body.
Of course massage helps us relax, but not all of us have time or the resources to visit the spa for an hour a day. If you’re stuck in traffic or at work and feel your blood pressure begin to rise, try these quick and easy self-administered acupressure techniques from Michael Reed Gach, PhD to instantly calm down.
Even the most über health-conscious of us have periods of heavy stress, whether at work or in our personal lives. This can quickly overwhelm our bodies and cause us to feel anxious, lose sleep, and/or become moody and withdrawn. Natural remedies for anxiety are a healthy, positive way to cope. Make these a part of your routine to get you through those tough times.