There are many natural ways of helping anxiety! Drinking chamomile tea, taking herbal supplements, seeing a Holistic doctor, exercising for twenty minutes a day, getting extra sleep, getting massages, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and practicing deep breathing exercises are all different natural ways of helping anxiety!
I'm unsure of any natural cures, but you can alleviate anxiety through diaphragmatic breathing, self assessment, and changing your thought process. If you're experiencing an onset of a panic attacks, you can count the wrinkles on your palm, which works in many cases.
While there is no ~cure~ for anxiety per se, these can work as good alternatives to alleviate your symptoms. They may reduce your symptoms for a long period of time which you may consider a cure, which is great, however for others they may only work temporarily.
- Deep breathing exercises
- Distraction (with hobbies)
- Speaking it out to a friend/family member or caring
- Writing, drawing
- Avoid alcohol
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Reduces risk of aggravating certain conditions.
- Stress management
- Pursuing an enjoyable activity or verbalising frustration to - reduce stress and improve mental health.
- Quitting smoking
- Quitting smoking tobacco.
- Relaxation techniques
- Rhythmic exercise and other activities that reduce
symptoms of stress
- Healthy diet
I think a good way for curing anxiety is to confront the human with the anxiety. Maybe its hard but if you train to confront you with your anxietys you adapt and with every traing you push your anxiety one step more away from your mind.
Personally, I just open up a word doc and type. Don't stop typing even if it's gibberish or repetitive don't stop typing tell the word doc what's happening and how you feel. Type a page or two or three or how ever many you need to just get it out. Then delete, along with the anxiety.
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October 2nd, 2014 8:12am
The best natural way I personally find for curing anxiety is by using a particular scent. I spent a long while choosing a scent that I found lovely and then made sure I associated that with positive things. Then whenever I felt anxious, i would use that scent to remind me of the good things and try and ease the anxiety.
Exploring meditation could be a good natural remedy. It calms the spirit and with enough practise, one could develop 'mini mediation techniques' when feeling anxious/nervous which can be used to calm the nerves. Writing in your diary every day could help one notice patterns in their anxiety that can lead to recognizing and thus focusing on solving more specific issues. :)
The best way to get over anxiety is breathing relaxation. Take deep slow breaths through your nose and exhale it through your mouth. Also is there is a technique called Jacobson's progressive relaxation, were you have tighten your muscles and be aware of the tighten and then you have to relax your muscles and be aware of the relaxation and how good it feels. To quiet your mind, the best way to do it, is by practicing meditation. This way you will get into control of your thoughts.
Definitely check out the self-help anxiety guide, it's great. You can also just google "coping with anxiety" for a myriad of solutions. It can definitely be hard, at least at first, but practicing documented destressing activities (cognitive reconstruction, relaxation exercises) can definitely help. What's worked best for me - and this is different for everybody, so I'd suggest trying them all - is distracting myself so my physical symptoms go away, allowing me to relax, and finding other outlets to disperse that anxious energy, like exercise. Yoga is especially great because it's relaxing and will get you more physically fit. If that's not your cup of tea, even just thinking through cognitive reconstruction, which is identifying what thoughts are making you anxious and working to change your perception of your triggers, can be beneficial.
Sound therapy, behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, gestalt therapy,
yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or other forms of relaxation exercises.
Kava, valerian root, passionflower, magnesium (try different ways-- supplements, in foods, tea)
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November 16th, 2014 4:31am
Meditation is a really good way to cure anxiety. Breathing exercises and power poses can also help a person gain more confidence and get rid of their anxiety. Self talk can help motivate a person and allow them to do the things they want.