Anxiety sufferers are turning to natural treatments for an effective way of reducing their symptoms. Some people find that yoga or meditation helps them overcome fears more quickly than drugs do, while others have seen good results with hypnotherapy for severe cases where medication is not enough on its own. Holistic methods can also help you make long-term changes in your lifestyle so symptoms don’t come back again once the effects wear off.
The side effects of anti-anxiety medications can be both dangerous and painful for those who suffer from anxiety. From hallucinations to rashes, anti-anxiety medications can be hard on the body’s system. One of the best treatment options would be finding out what triggers your symptoms so they can be treated and stop coming back every day. Medication is good for temporarily relieving panic attacks and anxiety, however, long-term use may result in addiction followed by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if stopped all at once.
Various natural supplements such as ginseng and valerian have been used successfully as anxiety treatments. For example, ginseng has been shown to have positive effects on anxiety, in addition to cardiovascular health, menopause, physical endurance, and diabetes. However, once the substance is no longer ingested, the beneficial effects slowly dissipate. Like prescription drugs, natural supplements fail to address underlying triggers behind anxiety and stress.
It is interesting to note that doctors are increasingly turning to natural treatments for anxiety, in addition to more traditional methods. Studies are beginning to show the physiological effects which occur in the body during holistic practices such as meditation and hypnotherapy. For example, during Transcendental Meditation, a style of meditation founded in the 1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, mental activity is slowed while alertness and clarity remain. Actual physiological changes include slowing of the metabolic rate, increased cerebral blood flow, and changes in muscle resistance.
Hypnotherapy is also a natural treatment for anxiety that has been increasingly accepted in recent years. The patient works with their hypnotist by recognizing underlying triggers and causes behind anxious behavior, leading them on an imagery-driven journey toward healing from those fears/phobias through positive associations; there’s also promising evidence suggesting its effectiveness at treating addictive behaviors such as drinking too much alcohol or smoking.
You can find instant relief from anxiety and stress by taking drugs or natural supplements, but be aware that this may not work for those with long-term conditions like depression or PTSD. Natural treatments such as meditation have been shown effective in treating mental health disorders including GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder).
Considering a holistic approach addresses both lifestyle and physical symptoms of anxiety. It can be a very effective treatment that allows you to relax and have a better quality of life.