Calming Down: Natural Treatments For Anxiety

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Anxiety isn't the niche diagnosis it used to be, nor it is just a term for when you're feeling stressed out – clinical anxiety is a real, present mental illness, with 18.1 percent of the United States' population having been diagnosed with it. But if the medicines and prescriptions your doctor gave you just aren't enough – or if you don't have the time, money, or inclination to visit the doctor – then it's understandable that you'd turn to natural cures and treatments for this pervasive illness. So if you're looking for a few natural treatments for anxiety disorders, then here's what you need to know.

Soak 'n' Smell

Anxiety can cause you to tense up, making you feel stiff and sore, which can cause you to feel even more anxious. To combat this, try combining the luxury of a bath with the healing power of aromatherapy. A walk-in tub is the best vehicle for this treatment, as it usually contains little bonuses like an ergonomic seat, soothing jets, and temperature control that can help your bath to be even more relaxing. Talk with suppliers like Twin City Stair Lifts about different options for your tub.

Your aromatherapy comes in at this point; combine three or four drops each of lavender, jasmine, and clary sage essential oils into the bathwater while it's running and enjoy the calming scents wash over you. Each one of these oils are routinely used to help calm your mind and help rid you of anxiety, and using them all together will help you to get to a calm place more quickly and for longer.

Amino Harm

An amino acid present in green tea, L-theanine might just be your ticket to a quieter heart and mind. L-theanine can do a few different things for your body – slow your heart rate, calm your blood pressure, and, best of all, calm your anxiety. Studies have shown that about 200 milligrams of L-theanine can help a person with high anxiety focus and calm down in stressful, test-like situations. While you can get L-theanine by just drinking green tea, you'd have to drink quite a number of cups in order to get 200 milligrams, so you're better off finding this supplement in capsule form at your local health food shop or drugstore.

(O)Mega Power

What do salmon, mussels, anchovies, sardines, chia seeds, walnuts, and soybeans have in common? They're all great sources of omega 3 fatty acids – which can (among other beneficial effects) help halt your anxiety in its tracks. This anxiety treatment is best found in natural food sources, rather than in supplements (as your body processes it better when you eat it), so try to include the foods listed above in your diet for a healthier, calmer you. 


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