Treating Anxiety Naturally

July 13, 2012 0 Comments

As Glenn Turner said, “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” Anxiety is like taking that rocking chair of worry and equipping it with an outboard motor. You’ll still get nowhere, but you’ll get there a lot faster! Instead of spending all of your energy on worrying, start spending some on treating your anxiety naturally.

Hit the Mark with Acupressure

If you are seeking to treat anxiety naturally, acupressure is as natural as it gets! This offspring of massage treats emotional and physical aspects of a person by applying pressure to certain parts of the body, known as pressure points.

You can look for a massage therapist trained in acupressure, or do some research to find out which pressure points are believed to relieve anxiety symptoms.

Now is the Time for Meditation

If you think meditation isn’t for you because you don’t own any bell-bottom pants, think again. Meditation is more than sitting in the lotus position and chanting, “Om.” As a natural anxiety treatment, meditation works by helping you focus on the present, rather than worrying about future events.

Meditation is a way of teaching you to control your thoughts and calm yourself. Find a comfortable position. Focus on your breathing. Close your eyes and block out everything around you. When your thoughts wander, bring them back to the present. Just think about your breathing.

You don’t even have to wear a headband or have been at Woodstock to practice meditation for treating anxiety naturally. Try to work meditation into your daily routine, or whenever you feel anxious.

Nobody “Nose” the Troubles I’ve Seen–Aromatherapy

You may think aromatherapy’s benefits are all in your head, but give it a try. Aromatherapy, using essential oils, may ease anxiety symptoms. There are several essential oils, which are frequently used as natural anxiety treatments.

Chamomile, lavender, marjoram and peppermint oil are commonly believed to have calming effects. You can add a few drops to a bath, use it in a diffuser or simply smell your favorite essential oil in the bottle. Some people like to put a drop or two of peppermint oil on their pillowcase to relax them while falling asleep. LiveStrong dotcom has an article about the use of peppermint oil to treat anxiety.

Take a Musical Interlude

If music really does have charms to soothe the savage breast then surely it can ease anxiety. Guess what. It really can!

According to many anxiety therapists, music eases anxiety as well as massage. So, load up that MP3 player with some relaxing tunes.

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