Anxiety attacks may debilitate its victim, causing untold distress as well as feeling of being powerless. Millions of people worldwide suffer from anxiety and unfortunately the condition interferes with their normal daily life.
Not many people know that anxiety can be dealt with home remedies and those suffering with anxiety can themselves treat its symptoms. However, in order to combat anxiety symptoms in the right way, it is very important that you understand what exactly anxiety is.
Anxiety is essentially a term that describes how people feel when they become stressed or are faced with some threat, danger or the situation that they do not want to face. People generally feel anxious because of different life experiences such as relationship problems, job loss, serious accident, illness or death of a loved one.
Anxiety, in reality, is the natural reaction of our body to stress. When a person is stressed, adrenaline hormones are produced that enable people to make their best attempt and perform in the best possible way. Common symptoms include panic attacks, irritability, sweating, restlessness, clammy hands, nausea and trouble concentrating.
However, you must understand that anxiety is an inevitable part of life and there are billions of people who suffer from stress and constant worries because of different issues such as money, family, heath etc. in their daily life. If you too are one of such people, use the following guide and treat anxiety symptoms with home remedies.
Home remedies for anxiety
Though most people suffering with anxiety require medical attention or psychotherapy, but home remedies and lifestyle change can also help. Following is a list of few things that you can do to make your life better.
Exercise is considered to be one of the most powerful stress busters. Exercises will not only keep you healthy, it will also improve your mood. Those suffering with anxiety must develop a proper exercise routine and make it a habit to work out at least six days a week. It is recommended that you start slowly, and gradually increase the intensity of your workout. Also practice some breathing exercises.
Anxiety sufferers must avoid sugary, fatty and processed food. There are a number of food items that are rich in B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. You must have such items and avoid sedatives and alcoholic beverages as much as possible. Both sedatives and alcohol worsen anxiety symptoms.
Practice Relaxation Techniques
Anxiety sufferers must practice visualization techniques, yoga, meditation and other relaxation techniques to ease anxiety.
It is very important for anxiety sufferers to make sleep a priority. You must make attempts to get quality sleep. In case you’re not sleeping well, it’s very important that you seek doctor’s advice.
Cut down on Smoking
Those suffering with anxiety must also reduce smoking, if they cannot quit it. They must also quit drinking coffee and stop having anything that contains caffeine or nicotine. Both caffeine and nicotine worsen anxiety symptoms.
Talk Your Heart Out
One of the easiest and best remedies of easing off the anxiety is talking to someone about your feelings as well as fears. You can talk to anyone you feel comfortable with. In case you do not have anyone with whom you can share your feelings, get help from a psychologist. Talking about your fears and feelings is very important for emotional release and keeping anxiety at bay.
Those suffering from anxiety often stop caring about their health. Health is something that should never be ignored by those suffering from anxiety. If you are an anxiety sufferer, have food items that are rich in calcium and protein. Have plenty of dairy products and also consume lean meats. This will help you calm anxiety. You must also avoid too much of spicy food as it may escalate anxiety.
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If there is some worry that you cannot get out of your mind, indulge in activities that diverge your mind. It can be anything like watching television, reading, going for a walk or talking with friends (only stress- free topics). Do anything that can keep your mind off the issue that is forcing you to worry. If you cannot do anything, try counting numbers in your head.
Try chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is a great anxiety-reliever. Kava may also help. Kava is a plant that has sedative effect but it can be consumed either in the form of a capsule or in tea. However, seeking advice from Doctor before consuming kava is recommended.
Take almonds that have been soaked in water overnight and after peeling off their skin. Now blend the almonds and mix the blended almonds in a cup of warm milk. If possible, also add some ginger and nutmeg. Have this milk whenever you’re feeling anxious. The preferable time to have this milk is before going to sleep. It will soothe your mind and relax you too.
There are plenty of essential oils that are made by blending a number of herbs, plants and flowers. Aromatherapy essential oils encourage both psychological and physical wellness.
You can overcome bouts of anxiety by thinking deeply about happy childhood time. You may also concentrate on other times when you were really happy.
You must have a vitamin rich diet in order to deal with anxiety symptoms. Vitamin B-complex, calcium and magnesium are essentials for your diet. Along with supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals, avoid carbohydrates and refined sugar. Also avoid artificial sweetener.
Hydrotherapy, which is also called cold water therapy, is a technique in which water at different temperatures is used to relieve discomfort that is caused by anxiety.
Take a warm and soothing bath whenever you’re feeling anxious. You may also try aromatherapy bath by mixing some essential oil in warm water in your bathtub. Try listening to some soothing music. It will surely provide you relief.
If you often suffer from anxiety, try socializing. Make new friends and talk to new people. Go out and have a good time. It will bring a drastic change in your life.
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