Most people have experienced anxiety at one time or another in their lives. For some, it can simply come in brief bouts before attempting something new or unknown, and for others it can become a more prolonged experience where the symptoms become more severe and the anxiety episodes last longer.
While there are prescription medications available, there are a variety of reasons why a person might not want or be able to take them. The reasons range from lack of insurance coverage, a doctors unwillingness to prescribe them, an allergic reaction or unwanted side effects, or it can simply be that a person does not want to risk dependency on the medication.
Regardless of the reason, there are luckily a few home remedies that can really help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and make you feel calmer and more centered again.
The following is a list of the possible symptoms of anxiety and a list of home remedies for anxiety you can try to get you through it.
Possible Symptoms of Anxiety
* Shortness of Breath
* Heart Palpitations
* Dry mouth
* Inability to concentrate
* A sense of impending doom
* A quesy feeling or knot in stomach
* Feeling shaky and/or physically weak
Home Remedies for Anxiety,
* Deep Breathing/Meditation
One of the best ways to calm yourself through an anxiety attack or panic attack is to practice deep breathing or meditation. Some of the worst symptoms of an anxiety attack is the inability to focus and the inability to get control of racing thoughts. This can even be accompanied by shortness of breath, heart palpitations and feeling shaky or jittery. Deep Breathing techniques and meditation can help reduce all of these symptoms. The internet has literally thousands of sites where you can learn these techniques and get immediate relief from these symptoms. Click here for an example of one of these exercises.
* Learn EFT- The Emotional Freedom Technique.
The Emotional Freedom Technique is an amazing exercise where you tap certain meridian points on your body to get instant relief from anxiety or panic attacks. It is an exercise you can learn in as little as 15 minutes and you can do it anywhere or anytime you feel anxious. Best of all it is completely free. Click here to learn how to do this amazingly effective treatment.
Aromatherapy is another great way to relieve anxiety naturally. Sandlewood, orange peel, lavender, rose, vanilla and chamomile are all known scents that can help relieve stress from the body. You can purchase these in candle form or use an oil diffuser. Also many of these scents can be added to a warm bath for an extra calming effect.
A brisk walk can also work wonders in relieving stress or anxiousness from the body. Get out your Ipod and daydream while walking briskly for at least 10 to 15 minutes. You will be much more clear headed when you get back.
*Vitamin B6 or B12 Supplements
Another great home remedy to reduce anxiety is taking B6 and B12 Supplements. Many anxiety sufferers have said they felt like completely different people after taking these supplements within the first week. As a matter of fact, having a B6 deficiency can actually cause anxiety or stress, so this might even be the origin of your problem. A simple blood test can tell you if you are deficient for either of these vitamins and a doctor can recommend exactly what your dosage should be.
This is another member of the B Vitamin family (B3 to be exact) that can work wonders in reducing stress and anxiety. A little research on the internet has shown that the doses people take of Niacinamide vary greatly so again a quick call to your doctor is recommended to find out the proper dose for you.
* Drink Tea
Luckily there are also a variety of teas available that can also have an instant calming effect on the body. Look for teas that contain L-Theanine such as green tea. Other teas that work wonders are Valarian tea (can be purchased pre-made or you can get powdered Valarian root and brew your own) or try feverfew herb.
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*While this site is dedicated to Home Remedies, there might be a rare occasion where you might need a little help from an outside source. The following are some other products or procedures that you can try if your situation is a little more severe and these home remedies aren’t quite doing the trick.