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3 Natural Methods for Dealing With Anxiety

By Genevieve Cunningham

Anxiety is something that plagues millions of people. It creeps in quietly and unnoticed, but when it takes hold, it grips tightly and refuses to let go. This condition can be crippling for many, ultimately causing problems such as headaches, insomnia, and even heart problems. Though it often goes ignored, anxiety is a big factor in health and wellness. When anxiety becomes debilitating, it’s important to seek professional help. For many, however, there are some natural ways for dealing with this troubling problem. Read on to find some methods that may help you through an anxious moment.

Drink a Calming Tea

It might sound cliche, but warm tea really can soothe the body and mind. Teas such as chamomile, peppermint, and green tea contain ingredients that decrease the symptoms of anxiety. Many who drink tea also enjoy the process. Everything from heating the water to holding a warm mug in the hands to smelling the aroma creates a serene atmosphere, further easing the nerves. If you suffer from anxiety on a regular basis, making this a part of your normal routine may be just what you need to stay calm and focused.

Use Aromatherapy

Many cultures and even individuals have proclaimed the benefits of aromatherapy for years and years. If you have never tried using a scent to bring healthy benefits, then you may not truly understand just how well it really works. For anxiety, professionals in the world of aromatherapy suggest the smell of lavender. Burn a candle, use some oil, or buy a hand lotion to really benefit from the calming nature of this soft scent.

Breathe Deeply

Anxiety often causes short or erratic breathing and a feeling of suffocation. Because of this, deliberately breathing deeply can help to simmer the onset and lower the intensity of the attack. The breathing should be slow and deep, inhaling from the diaphragm and exhaling very slowly through the mouth. If you need help learning a great breathing technique, check out meditation or yoga, as both of these teach calm breathing techniques in every class.

Anxiety can absolutely get in the way of everyday life and add significant stress to an otherwise healthy individual. When an attack strikes, it can render you immobile and incapable of continuing your current activity. Use these tips to calm the nerves and suppress anxiety in your life. You’ll feel calmer and more peaceful for a life of health and well-being.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Monrovia, Calif.

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