Natural Cures for Anxiety

Natural Cures for Anxiety, Acupuncture, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

Are you among the 40 million Americans suffering from Anxiety? Many people become anxious from time to time. Public speaking, deadlines, or even a blind date will cause a person to become anxious. In those types of situations, it's fairly normal to have anxiety. It becomes abnormal when you experience anxiety on an everyday basis; you may be unable to handle daily occurrences, you may feel like everything is out of control, and become overwhelmed by the smallest task. When the feeling of anxiety disrupts everyday living, you may have an anxiety disorder. 

Anxiety, like many conditions, have significant effects on the body system that will display physically. You may experience:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Sweating
  • Poor appetite or increased appetite
  • Poor digestion and diarrhea
  • Increased urination
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Muscle tension

Anxiety is highly treatable but only one-third of Americans actually seek treatment. Among those who seek conventional treatment, approximately 20% experience improvement. Some of the more natural ways you can began healing, without the use of prescription drugs, include:

  • Use essential oils - lavender, chamomile
  • Exercise for just 20 minutes
  • Talk a walk in the woods-Statistics show people who take walks in nature significantly lowered their stress hormone levels compared to people who walked in urban neighborhoods. While walking, make sure to inhale fresh woodsy air and absorb the beauty of nature.
  • Meditate-You don't have to sit on a mat with your legs crossed. Just be somewhere (anywhere) to focus your mind and breathing. Even 5 minutes of meditation can help with anxiety.
  • Incorporate acupuncture into your life.

All of the above suggestions are common sense but one must be mindful and in the present moment to really destroy anxiety. The development of combating anxiety takes time, but it can be done without the use of medication. Sometimes doing a major life transformation is what's needed to regain emotional control. You may have to end a relationship, leave your current job (or decrease hours) to pursue your dream, or do something as simple as taking a day to spend time with yourself. 

If you feel it's time to seek help, please do so. Life is so much more than feeling anxious. Life is living as freely as possible...