So you have anxiety and You choose to go natural Your in luck because well I have some techniques for you heres a few to start with its a video please tell me if you can actually view it or if it gives an error btw its an hour long so please be sure to have that much free time jot down notes in a note book to help cope these sre all natural techniques that the video will describe to you methods that are helpful and methods that may not work for you every one is different and copes different remember that
Another thing is this song listen to it when your in a panic or when you need o goto sleep
Breathing methods such as this one that helps me very quickly is breathing in through your nose to a count of 3 then exhaling out of your mouth to a count of 4 do this for a few minutes 5 minutes for maximum benefit 2 minutes if you cant tolerate the slow breathing for that long laying down works best if you need to do it sitting down go ahead if you feel lightheaded while doing it (i never do but inase you do) sit down or lay down for the first time trying it
As far as natural remedies try some of this:
Holy basil---you can get this at any health store such as a "whole foods" which is a grocery store in Long island they may call it different in other areas
Buy a diffuser which is basically a humidifier
Get lavender oil put water in the diffuser and a few drops of lavender and sit back and enjoy the smell
Lavender essential oil is a very good source of natural relaxation and helps soothe the mind and nerves
If you dont want to use the essential oils with a diffuser you can get the same benefit if you apply a dab of the oil on your finger and wipe directly under your nose and just breathe in through your nose and feel relaxed
For head aches take PEPPERMINT oil and dab a droplet on your finger and spread around your forehead it will feel VERY COLD but rest assured its gonna take a few minutes to help with your head ache sometimes if the head ache is weak the peppermint oil takes it away but if its in the middle of when you got the head ache it may just soothe the pain rather than takig it away completely
For anxiety And depression take Cashews if you eat them daily it will help you along the day
Magnesium is good for anxiety and its healthy
Melatonin is good for when you cant sleep take 5 mg its natural your body produces it on its own and way better than taking benadryl as youll feel groggy in the morning as if you slept like crap
Meditation is a great sourxe for when you are stressed out and very on edge from anxiety or anythig that is bugging you here are some videos I love to use when meditating
You can find so many more if you look in the "related" section of each videos these were just a few of my favorite
During your anxiety attacks write in a journal everything you THINK everything you FEEL no matter how crazy your thoughts or feelings are JOT THEM DOWN
The reason we should all be jottig down how we feel what we think during our anxiety atacks we can pin point our "root cause" why is it important to find the root cause and not just use medication to solve the issues?
Well the root cause cannot be resolved by medication as its a BAND AID yes thats right your applying a bandaid that you may THINK is helping sure for some it helps but what if you take away the medication? For me it actually made things WORSE why? Because medication for anxiety is like throwing eveything under a rug the problem will still be there once you remove the rug because THE ROOT CAUSE has not been picked at.
So your journal will help find this root cause because your thoughts and what leads to you being "triggered" into having these anxiety attacks will shed light on ROOT CAUSEs of your anxiety for example:
Your driving and thinking about having an accident and all of a sudden your heart starts racing and every symptom you have after that hits you all at once and your really panicing and your mind begins to throw every WHAT IF possibilities at you your root cause could be a fear of death or a fear of being in an accident and no one can help you or a fear of being injured or in harms way there are endless amounts of possibilities but your in the correct category of this root cause so you begin to narrow it down as you progress in your journal things will stick out so much clearer
The root cause is the solution to your success in getting over your anxiety for some people reading this your gonna say well im getting past my anxiety just fine with medications and thats okay im happy for those who can take medications and be just fine with the "band aid" solution but there is no reason to not find the root cause and maybe be free of taking medications and anxiety all together
A lot of this about root cause and medications are my opinion so if those of you who take medications for your anxiety please do not think im calling you weak or anything negatice this post is for everyone who has anxiety these are just natural remedies for those who maybe wanna get off meds or who wanna try the natural route before going to medications or who simply cannot afford medications because of there own reasons so again i mean EVEYTHING OUT OF LOVE AND POSITIVITY and wish everyone the very best luck! And what ever worls for you works for you!
Therapy works for some people so TALK to your family members talk to your best friend DO NOT BE ALONE IN THIS talk to US we are all here for each other to help everyone go another day with anxiety to be a supportice group for one another and to gice our remedies and benefit together for me helping one of the members here allows me to feel genuinely happy and proud that im someones life saver from afar I always wanted to help people in ways a therapist could and this forum allows me to do such a thing
So lets get through this together! Tell me in a private message if you feel comfortable that way how the above worked for you or if you have your own methods post them here or privately
We are all in this together i do not bite and neither does the community lets get this thread popular so newcomers can see all the endless possibilites of remedies out there ! Knowledge is power !
Namaste to all!