Anxiety comes on suddenly and without warning, causing the pulse to race, cold sweats, tremors, stomach pains, dizziness, nausea, and more.
In today’s article we want to suggest some specific solutions to reduce anxiety with natural remedies that will help you restore your emotional and mental balance.
What is anxiety?
Before we discuss the remedies to reduce anxiety, it’s important to note that these only work to reduce anxiety when you’re having an attack. If you have chronic anxiety and need to eliminate it from your life, you need to consider deeper emotional issues and seek help from a therapist.
Breathing plays a key role in balancing your nervous system. In general, when people experience a stressful situation they stop breathing or do so only slightly, just enough to survive.
That’s why when you realize you’re feeling anxiety you need to sit or lie down, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. Your breath must first fill your abdomen, then move to the chest, and when you exhale you’ll go through the same motions but in reverse.
After a few minutes of conscious breathing you should start to feel a big improvement.
Bath with magnesium
Water can be a key component of some simple and inexpensive home therapies. To ease your anxiety in a pleasant way, we suggest taking a bath to relax you instantly.
Adding magnesium to your bath is also a good way to fight instances of insomnia, nervousness, irritability, pain, and inflammation – it’s also very useful in times of stress.
To do this, all you need is 100 grams of powdered magnesium sulfate and your favorite essential oil to enhance the experience. Natural scents also directly influence your mood, and citrus specifically targets the nervous system.
Add these ingredients to a hot water bath.
You can soak for 20 to 30 minutes, but we always recommend that you follow your bath with a cold shower.
Never underestimate the power of plants to act quickly to restore your sense of well being. You can even combine multiple herbal treatments while drinking a tea made with passionflower, an herb that’s well known for its ability to reduce nervousness and related symptoms like palpitations, tremors, muscle spasms, and more.
Emergency floral treatment
This remedy is known as Bach flower, and it uses floral essences to soothe feelings of crisis. It helps you take control of the situation, keeps you focused, and enables you to act calmly and without impulse to rebalance your body.
Sometimes this treatment is simply called “Rescue,” but particular Bach flower brands have emergency remedy in the name.
You shouldn’t take it for extended periods of time, because its benefit comes from the ability to use it in particular circumstances. But it has no side effects or drug interactions and it’s even safe for children and women who are pregnant, so it’s very low risk.
When you sense you’re feeling anxious, add four drops of this remedy to a glass of water and sip it slowly for a few minutes. Drink only what you need to begin to feel better.
Clay for the abdomen
What is the relationship between your nervous and digestive system? Many nutrition experts and therapists have pointed out how poor digestive function can influence the mood, to the point of causing significant bouts of irritability or anxiety.
If you suspect that your anxiety might be due to an imbalance in your digestive system, you can try a very old remedy that will soothe you quickly while also relaxing you.
All you need to do is prepare a compress of red clay and apply it to the abdominal area for half an hour at least, or even overnight. Cover the clay with a towel to keep it warm.
To remove the clay, just take a warm shower.