5 Natural Ways to Treat Anxiety
Almost everyone experiences some form of anxiety when exposed to significant stress or threat. Individuals who have an anxiety disorder, however, experience anxious episodes frequently, and often in the absence of realistic stimulus.
Anxiety sufferers experience physical symptoms such as chest tightness, dizziness, upset stomach, nausea, inability to sleep, and a feeling of impending doom. These symptoms become life-interrupting and even disabling.
Fortunately, anxiety is treatable. In addition to working with a doctor or therapist, there are a number of natural ways people have used to treat their anxiety.
Five natural ways to battle your anxiety and its symptoms
Several species of chamomile have a long history of medicinal uses. This daisy-like plant is most often used to make herbal infusions and teas to address many health conditions. Compounds found in chamomile have a similar effect to benzodiazepines, which is why it has been helpful in anxiety treatment. Chamomile teas, extracts and supplements are readily available in grocery stores and pharmacies.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is a neurotransmitter that regulates communication between the brain and the central nervous system. Having low GABA levels can manifest in mood disorders and anxiety. GABA supplements can help your brain cope with stress, lessening anxiety symptoms. GABA supplements are available from natural health suppliers and online.
Magnesium is a chemical element that plays a vital role in enzyme reactions throughout the body. Among many other things, the mineral is vital to neurological function. Magnesium supplements can have a mild sedating effect which can relieve anxiety symptoms. Anxiety can also be an indication of a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is found in many foods such as vegetables, spices, nuts, and cereals. It’s also available everywhere as a supplement.
- Passion Flower
Passionflower has been used extensively in traditional medicine because of its anxiolytic, antispasmodic, and calming properties. Its leaves, roots, and petals have been made into teas and extracts to successfully treat sleep disorders, neurological conditions, and anxiety. Passionflower supplements, extracts, and teas are available through natural health suppliers and online.
The One who made all of these natural remedies above is the One who make you. A most logical and entirely natural approach to addressing your anxiety and its symptoms it to appeal to God in prayer. Prayer isn’t an afterthought. And it’s not an either/or—just as you were created a three-part being, healing and restoration involves all three, body, mind and spirit.
Be encouraged. Anxiety and its symptoms can be successfully treated with the right information, help, and support. With treatment, many people get back to a fulfilling life.
Let us help you take back your life. At Honey Lake Clinic, our experienced doctors and staff strongly believe that faith-based treatment, encompassing your physical, mental and spiritual health, will provide you with the long-lasting tools and knowledge to find happiness and wholeness again.