15 Ways to Help You Cope With Anxiety

By Carole Tucker / Lifestyle / December 23rd, 2019

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Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the world today. Alternative therapies play a big part in helping people with anxiety issues. Aromatherapy has been used for millennia as a way to improve health and wellbeing. Essential oils, taken from parts of various plants, are absorbed through the skin, through inhaling or simply enjoying their aroma. Oils recommended for relieving anxiety include lavender, rose, chamomile, jasmine, sweet basil and bergamot.

Massage therapy helps relieve tension in the muscles and promotes feelings of calm and tranquillity, especially when the masseur uses essential oils during the massage. Another successful alternative treatment for anxiety is hypnotherapy. Being under hypnosis is rather like being in a state of deep meditation and relaxation. The hypnotherapist will use this altered state of mind to help you react positively to past traumatic events, thus helping you react positively to future events.

Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years. Two of the most common that are used for the alleviation of anxiety by reducing cortisol levels and maintaining serotonin levels, are St. John’s Wort and valerian. Passionflower, lavender, chamomile and lemon balm are also recommended for their calming effects.

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