Getting Rid Of Anxiety
via Natural Home Remedies by author on 3/15/11
Suddenly feeling scared, nervous and extremely worried without a hint as to why you are feeling so is an indication of anxiety. But, you are not the only person going through this trouble.
Anxiety is affecting a lot of people these days, so you need not be ashamed. Moreover, the condition does not even involve treatment through too many medications.
Although there are several types of prescriptions drugs available to cure anxiety still, you can try certain natural home remedies as well.
n fact, you would be amazed to find out that natural solutions for anxiety home treatment are highly beneficial in reducing the problem considerably without any side effects. However, finding a perfect and suitable anxiety home remedy out of all these home remedies is not an easy task.
Many individuals have reported that consuming large amounts of alcohol tends to increase their anxiety. Therefore, restrict your intake of alcohol as far as possible. This is one of the most effective tips to reduce anxiety.
It is specifically helpful for those of you who drink at least a few drinks in a week. Slight social drinkers just need to make sure that they do not make drinking a regular habit.
Lack of proper sleep also contributes in worsening anxiety attacks. Sleeping provides adequate rest that helps in keeping your mind relaxed. Thus, when dealing with anxiety, it is suggested that you should try to get as much sleep as you can.
Plus, you also need to take some vitamin supplements, particularly vitamin B supplements because they are useful in relieving anxiety symptoms. Moreover, these supplements provide additional nutrients that you might not be getting through your limited diet.
Reducing the intake of sweeteners is another highly recommended remedy for controlling anxiety attacks. Sweeteners include both natural sugar and artificial sweeteners. In addition, closely monitor your condition to identify possible reactions to certain sweeteners that tend to worsen symptoms of anxiety.
Therefore, when choosing a sweetener, try to ascertain its effects on your health before deciding upon using it regularly. Do not switch to another sweetener in case you have found one that suits you and does not aggravate your attacks.
Caffeine has also been known to increase anxiety and nervousness. Thus, try to avoid products that contain high amounts of caffeine to avoid unnecessary increase in anxiety levels. In fact, you are sure to experience rapid changes in your nervousness levels as soon as you start reducing the intake of caffeinated products.
So, in case you are habitual of religiously having a steaming cup of coffee in the morning, you should better get rid of it. As it is not easy to give up this habit completely, you can switch to decaffeinated and still start your day refreshingly.
Furthermore, it has been found that engaging in physical activity is helpful in relieving anxiety. Therefore, whenever you feel extremely nervous or anxious, just try to walk around or exercise to take your mind off anxiety. Allow yourself to gradually calm down and relax.
This simple home remedy for anxiety helps you refocus your attention constructively towards some other activity instead of getting deeper into the cause of anxiety, thereby aggravating the problem unnecessarily.
These natural home remedies help avoid the use of conventional medication used for anxiety treatment. Moreover, natural cures help avoid the risk of experiencing harmful side effects of such medication. Hence, natural treatment of anxiety can prove to be extremely effective in dealing with this problem.
In addition, factors encouraging stress should also be identified accurately to find the perfect solution for relieving anxiety naturally.
Getting Rid Of Anxiety – Natural Home Remedies
Home Remedies For Anxiety Attacks
via Natural Home Remedies by author on 2/11/11
Constant and overwhelming anxiety can be controlled with the help of natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks. If left untreated, these attacks can eventually give rise to anxiety disorder.
Under normal circumstances, tension and anxiety help to keep you focused but when the condition becomes severe and occurs suddenly, it becomes more of a problem.
Anxiety attacks or panic attacks involve symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, accelerated heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness, muscle tension, trembling, headache, nausea, upset stomach, fatigue and excessive apprehension.
These attacks usually last up to half an hour. The condition is often associated with other psychological issues like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobia, Depression etc. Given below are some tried and tested Anxiety Attacks home remedies that can help a great deal in reducing your problem.
Natural Home Remedies for Anxiety Attacks
• The most popular natural cure for Anxiety Attacks is to take deep diaphragmatic breaths. While following this home treatment, take long, deep breathes while keeping your chest and shoulders in position and slowly expanding and contracting the stomach area.
Ancient breathing exercise called alternate nostril breathing is useful in getting rid of tension and anxiety. Meditation also helps in healing this problem.
• Valerian root, red clover, lavender, passionflower, thyme, kava kava, lemon balm, winter cherry, orange blossoms, chamomile etc are regarded as excellent herbal remedies for Anxiety Attacks natural treatment. These herbs help in relaxation of muscles and making you calm; some even work as mild sedatives. Valerian, in particular, helps improve the quality of sleep and relieve anxiety.
These herbs can be taken in the form of tinctures, capsules, liquid extracts or herbal teas. Pregnant and nursing women should consult a doctor before taking any of these herbal solutions.
• Massaging around the back of the head, around throat and in the diaphragm area is useful in controlling and reducing Anxiety Attacks. As it helps relive tension.
• Taking a peaceful walk is one of the most highly beneficial natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks. It is a gentle form of exercise that helps anxiety characterized by a rush of adrenalin. Moreover, regular exercising helps in avoiding Anxiety Attacks to some extent.
• Refocusing your thoughts and engaging your mind elsewhere is a simple but highly effective Anxiety Attacks natural remedy. When trying this home remedy, try to focus on positive thoughts and eliminate negative, worrisome thoughts.
But, do not try to escape from the situation altogether or else it can lead to development of phobia. Dealing with this problem all alone is extremely difficult. Therefore, it is suggested that you take help of your family and friends.
• Having a relaxing warm bath with soothing music playing by your side is also helpful in curing Anxiety Attacks naturally.
• Another common tip to reduce this problem is to take to take a sniff of comfort smells like that of baby powder, freshly baked cookies or other such items that are associated with good memories. The aroma of lemons is also helpful in dealing with Anxiety Attacks.
• Yoga, aromatherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and other such alternative therapies are considered as valuable natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks.
Besides, restrict the consumption of caffeinated items like tea, coffee, colas and chocolates. Stay away from artificial sweeteners.
Drink adequate amount of water throughout the day and consume healthy foods like alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, bananas, carrots, cabbage, soya beans, oatmeal, strawberries, bell peppers, ginger, yogurt, warm milk and other stress relieving foods. In addition, make good sleeping habits to keep the mind calm and relaxed. Sleep deprivation tends to worsen stress and anxiety.
Apart from these natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks, seek professional help in case the attacks become severe and start affecting your daily routine. Methods like cognition therapy, behavior therapy, hypnosis are considered useful in Anxiety Attacks treatment.
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- Fighting osteoporosis
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- Fighting anxiety
- Panic attacks
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- Depression and nervous exhaustion
Clare is actually dictating this to me right now:
My daughter, Clare, who’s 27 years old, went through her first Hydro-colon Therapy Experience. She went in because she has been suffering severe anxiety/panic attacks for years – which have been throwing her into violent vomiting and sometimes, like recently, kidney problems. These are so severe she has to be hospitalized while they hydrate, de-nauseate and sedate her before her kidneys fail completely.
She has been so upset about the hospital bills and the overall lack of a solution to the problem. I started googling all of her symptoms and finally came up with hydro-colon therapy and the possibility of a parasite. She had been complaining about a band of pressure around her transverse colon (the stretch of muscle below the ribcage), a lot of throwing up, continuous nausea, heartburn, sore throat from the throwing up, back-pain, severe anxiety, and more anxiety worrying about whether she would be hospitalized again!
We went to Healing Waters Hydro-colon therapy where she underwent an hour of her first cleansing. Forty gallons of water flowed in and out of her for an hour! At first the water was clear and Clare was skeptical about this whole hippy-dippy thing. And then the first parasite showed up – whoa. She wanted to cry as about 5 minutes of blood clots, parasites and bile from her liver and intestines flowed past. And that was the first cluster! The parasite was about 6 1/2 inches long!
Pause, while we both breathe and take a breath.
She said it was very uncomfortable every time they came to a clot, but never painful. It wasn’t just a clot of blood, where the parasites had literally chewed away the intestines, but a clot of parasites as well. So dramatic.
This happened 4-5 times! She has to go back next week to complete the process. The therapist was convinced that the parasite had lodged itself into the transverse colon, right in the area of nerve endings that send messages to the brain, specifically the point having to do with calm/anxiety.
So how does she feel after her first colon cleansing? In her own words,
“AMAZING! No anxiety, much lighter, emotionally relieved, not having something living off of you! This is the best I’ve felt in 3 years! It’s so good to feel things moving through me, instead of feeling clogged!”
Great way to start the new year!
Clare’s bug bite in Mexico happened 3-4 years ago and is still on her ankle today. We’re seeing if it’ll go away with these cleanses. Her nausea, vomiting, kidney problems couples with anxiety and panic attacks began shortly after her Mexico trip!
Day 2 – Clare’s on the MMS and Para-Control. She called to tell me she feels fantastic! She had so much natural energy last night, she couldn’t sleep until 4 a.m. (Clare has taken no caffeine, for years.) “Seriously, all the blemishes on my whole body are clearing up! Look at my skin! It’s kind of insane!”
Day 3 – I feel good! Look at my skin! It’s so clear! Energized!
2nd appointment – Clare says that for 45 minutes there was clear water, only. She looked at the hydrotherapist and asked,
“Does this mean I’m perfectly clean inside?!” Georgia’s words – “Nope – here they come!” And THOUSANDS of green worms came out of her transverse colon! She feels amazing! The first time in years that she hasn’t felt of band of pressure around and under her ribs!
Holiday to-do list expanding too fast? Work pressures got you tearing your hair out? No date for the season’s festivities? Regardless of the cause, when we’re stressed we often counterintuitively turn to diet-busting goodies for comfort. Instead of soothing our frayed nerves, many of them ultimately make us feel worse.
Take the classic, curling up with a pint of ice cream. It’s a total backfire. Why? Sweets are insidious: After the initial rush, the body’s insulin response kicks in, causing a sudden blood-sugar drop that triggers the release of stress hormones. Soon you’re feeling more jangled than you were before you inhaled that whole container of Chunky Monkey. And alcohol, of course, is a wolfish stimulant in calm sheep’s clothing.
But true comfort foods do exist:
Berries, any berries. Eat them one by one instead of M&Ms when the pressure’s on. For those tough times when tension tightens your jaw, try rolling a frozen berry around in your mouth. And then another, and another. Since the carbs in berries turn to sugar very slowly, you won’t have a blood-sugar crash. The bonus: They’re a good source of vitamin C, which helps fight a jump in cortisol, a stress hormone.
Guacamole. If you’re craving something creamy, look no further. Avocados are loaded with B vitamins, which stress quickly depletes and which your body needs in order to maintain nerves and brain cells. Plus, their creaminess comes from healthy fat. Scoop up the stuff with whole-grain baked chips — crunching keeps you from gritting your teeth.
Mixed nuts. Just an ounce will do. Walnuts help replace those stress-depleted B vitamins, Brazil nuts give you a whopping amount of zinc (which is also drained by high anxiety), and almonds boost your E, which helps fight cellular damage linked to chronic stress. Buy nuts in the shell and think of it as multitasking: With every squeeze of the nutcracker, you’re releasing a little tension.
Oranges. People who take 1,000 milligrams of C before giving a speech have lower levels of cortisol and lower blood pressures than those who don’t. So lean back, take a deep breath, and concentrate on peeling a large orange. The 5-minute mindfulness break will ease your mind, and you’ll get a bunch of C as well.
Asparagus. Each tender stalk is a source of folic acid, a natural mood lightener. Dip the spears in fat-free yogurt or sour cream for a hit of calcium with each bite.
Chai tea. A warm drink is a supersoother, and curling up with a cup of aromatic decaf chai tea (Tazo makes ready-to-brew bags) can make the whole evil day go away.
Dark chocolate. Okay, there’s nothing in it that relieves stress, but when only chocolate will do, reach for the dark, sultry kind that’s at least 70% cocoa. You figure if the antioxidant flavonoids in it are potent enough to fight cancer and heart disease, they’ve got to be able to temper tension’s effects.
There are a number of very good things to serve as natural anti-depressants. I highly recomend my Ultimate Meal for energy and power. It really feels good and energizing to be on a really healthy diet, as you know.
The webside: gerson.org is very good for getting people off of chemicals like the modern drugs and helping them recover from the effects of modern chemistry.
iHerb.org or com is supposed to be good for getting peope off of that stuff. A cash register person at Target told me about how it helped her a lot coming off diabetes and anti-diabetes meds.
One can google Family Constellations by international therapist Bert Hellinger. Bert feels and I feel that the person is one of the stars in families of constellations of stars. When one star in the past has had a difficult time, other stars feel a pulled into their gravity or vortex. Bert would have some very interesting and helpful insights about how people with illlnesses are often following someone before in the family, like a grandparent, a parent, an uncle or an aunt went through same or simiilar illness processes. It is like bonding acrossgenerations amd simple little communications can have significant impact in detaching a person from unconscious family processes and history that may be influencing them. Like I loved mom’s brother Uncle Howard Smith. A WW II recon and vietnam B-52 pilot, he took a lot of risks and was considered a hero, dying young. When I feel under stress and doing too much giving, in my imagination, I say “Uncle Howard, i love you. I think I am following you.” And I imagine him saying back: “Brian, I love you. You be well. Live long.”
I am sure glad people are communicating their needs.
Hey, thank you so much for the tips. I am having the most problems with the ugly ugly side effects of the withdrawal from Paxil; nausea, headaches, irritability, diarrhea, brain zaps, dizziness, vertigo, motion type sickness, anger, crying, blurred vision, stomach pain and muscle pain, unsteady gait, itchiness. Is it any wonder no one wants to be around me. My last pay period, I missed 30 hours of work and have no short term sick pay available, so Christmas was pretty strange. I miss my kids the most right now, and one has been calling and I haven’t been able to call her back, because all I do is cry, and then I will trigger a migraine. This is the most awful I have ever felt and would prefer to go through labor again than have this continue. I am down to 5mg from 30mg and have a really good nurse practitioner helping with med mgmt. I see her on the 7th and am scared, as she thinks she wants to take it down to 0mg and that so scares me. So sorry to be such a whiner, but just wanted to be sure you know. (the symptoms)…Thanks again for your caring and concern. It’s really good to know that I have you… in my corner… Love to you and everyone and Happy New Year.
Here are a couple things for anxiety/depression. When I have something to work on, I do it all – all at once! But you could try one of these, or all of them. This EFT stuff works SOOO good. There’s more on the net, but here’s a good introductory to it:
- Learn EFT Tapping for Busting Through Cravings – The Renegade Health Show Episode #453 – 2009-12-03 20:21:37-05
111Today is special… We’ve been home connecting with friends and one of them happens to be a documentary producer who’s got a message that is going to help you break through your food cravings. I have to admit EFT/Tapping looks a little strange, but before you judge the technique, try it and see what happens… (I’ve had great [...]
Great, simple video.
Use the same technique for ANYTHING! Bad experiences, fear of any kind (I used it for skiing a few seasons ago) , abuse, allergies, pain of any kind, depression.
I like how the guy makes the statements really short, and also uses, “I choose to relax now,” as a message.
Different types of food send hormones racing through your body. Practice eating something and see how you feel emotionally afterwards. LIke, for me, if I recall, cheese, white bread, diet cokes, fried foods, shift my body radically to a new hormonal state. I hate it! I feel out of whack, emotional, off-balance.
And some foods make you feel great! They actually make you feel happy! See which ones work for you. Like, for me, it’s goji berries, raw chocolate with honey, certain teas…ohhh, alot of raw foods. The ones with B vitamins were particularly great for depression – like brown rice, foods with nutritional yeast. You’ll know because you actually feel uplifted with them. Dance and yoga make you feel great like that. Particularly, for me, Kundalini yoga.
The Bach remedies are superb, as well.If I were depressed:
- Eating all living foods is supposed to help tons with depression.
- At least eat as many greens as possible, preferably green smoothies.
- Blue green algae capsules
- Maca, definitely
- Wheatgrass or Amazing Grass powder
- B vitamins
- Motivating information, books and DVDs (good movies, the Raw DVD, positive books and articles)
- the book/DVD called “Mindful Way Through Depression” which is really just great mindfulness tips but the doctor said the results were very strong: http://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Way-through-Depression-Unhappiness/dp/1593851286/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260298423&sr=8-1
- Be extremely grateful, for everything
- Help someone else today
- Learn EFT Tapping for Busting Through Cravings – The Renegade Health Show Episode #453 – 2009-12-03 20:21:37-05