Medicines and treatments give faster and more effective results; however, they are always underlined with adverse side effects; sometimes, the side effects are so dangerous that people start to dislike and shun the pill bottle down the drain and seek an alternative that will help them calm their nerves.
Responding to such an appeal, the cult of the natural and holistic wellness industry has also garnered attention for mental health.
As we dwell in the anxiety-consumerism world, the internet always throws at you some products and techniques that will help you chill out.
The masses generally fall into this ploy and entertain themselves. But professional therapists suggest that it is not wise to replace professional medicine and therapy with a completely natural or unauthenticated form of therapy; they also further say if you believe that it works well, it is the power of placebo at play (apology, too many alliterations).
Though anxiety is highly treatable with therapy and medication, only a few patients receive professional help. Some may adhere to natural therapy, and some may not scale therapy due to stigma. This 'anxiety disorder landscape' has led people to turn to alternatives that aren't always effective as they appear.
Here is a quick roundup of a few products that have been used for a longer time; read and decide for yourself whether they may prove helpful to you. Also, do not forget to inform your therapist about the complementary form of therapy.
1. Herbal Medicine
Herbs like ashwagandha, golden root, and chamomile promise to treat general anxiety disorder. Also, the passionflower herb can help you to relax and fall asleep.
Not every herbal remedy will be right for everyone when it comes to herbs. Therefore, do homework before deciding which herb will help you ease as you didn't want to land in a situation that may not help treat anxiety. also, you know your body best
2. CBD Oil
A recent buzz on social media has heralded for a quick review of this oil available in the form of gummies and treats. It is known that CBD acts at a wide range of brain sites and could act on serotonin receptors. Also, unlike other marijuana, it does not contain compounds that make you high. Research suggests CBD is used for panic and anxiety.
3. Essential Oil
Essential oil ruffles your olfactory nerves and makes you feel calm and relaxed. The aromatherapy is proven effective as it is harmless; the inhaled fumes do not affect our body systems. Lavender peppermint is distressing oil. Research shows that essential oil reacts the same way biochemistry that some anti-anxiety medicine does with special neuroreceptors.
4. Essential Nutrients
Certain vitamins Vit D Vit B12 are essential for normal functioning. Low levels of vitamin D and Vit B12 can be related to anxiety. Nuts, fish, and seeds contain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that alleviates anxiety symptoms in those with clinical diagnoses.
If you are taking it in supplement form, consult your medical practitioner because FDA doesn't regulate these supplements the way it does drugs.
5. Mind-Body Practices
Your anxiety kicks in uninhibited to create futuristic scenarios that are mostly never going to happen. But you have little control over your mind and the anxiety that controls your mind, so the least you can do is become aware of your thoughts by practicing mindfulness. Of Course, it's difficult to practice it when you have anxious thoughts, but yes, when you practice mindfulness daily for 5-10 minutes, you can use it during your anxiety attacks.
They are low-key practices, do not involve any complications that can harm your body and can be easily practiced without authorization.
Another form of mind-body practice involves doing yoga- a moving meditation. Yoga is beyond weight loss; it is known that yoga helps to restructure your brain waves and bring in holistic living. You train your muscles to handle physical postures asanas (yoga postures). Using the power of our breath, we become sensitized to the feelings emotionally during yoga sessions and develop an awareness of thoughts in our minds. So when you're stressed due to anxiety, you can easily identify the emotions and prevent them from escalating. Researches suggest that yoga is merely not an exercise but an intellectual and mental exercise that can improve overall feeling. Furthermore, it suggests that yoga can improve the psychological conditions for monitoring and managing stress and negative emotions, increase positive emotions, and help mental balance.
The link between gut and brain (which is referred to as the "gut-brain axis") is not new, and it may prove to be effective to take probiotics for anxiety. Microbiota in our gut, sometimes referred to as the "second genome" or the "second brain," may influence our mood. Studies have already shown that people who suffer from anxiety often also display gastrointestinal disorders, such as bloating, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome. These co-occurring disorders provide quite a significant backing for a strong gut-brain link.
After Netflix, anxiety is the second most thing that snatches your sleep. Sleeping over your anxiety is like cheating on your partner. But you have to ( no, we don't encourage you to cheat) but to sleep when you are anxious.
Insufficient sleep affects mood and emotional health, which may exacerbate the symptoms of anxiety disorders. The symbiotic relationship of sleep and anxiety can be self-reinforcing; worrying causes poor sleep, contributing to greater anxiety and aggravating sleep difficulties.
It'sIt's difficult, but there are many options available in every goopy corner of the internet desperately making an effort to make you sleep better.
For those overwhelmed with the plethora of treatments available and the information about these treatments, to be precise, seek your therapist's views and advice to get the best out of it. If you want to learn more about anxiety and how to manage it, Saiyan Health has renowned and experienced therapists that may save you from unnecessary melodrama and confusion. And if you don't want to seek help and involve yourself in a self-care regime that is more trendy and almost meaningless, it's time to look more closely at self-knowledge (read our blogs), which is just - if not more powerful.