There are many treatments for anxiety disorder that come from a prescription bottle. Drugs like Xanax and Valium are widely used but also highly addictive drugs labeled as benzodiazepines. We know that these drugs have a high risk of addiction and also carry possible side effects. After so many years of dedicated research on the subject of anxiety we now know that there are a number of other options available to anxiety sufferers, most of which are natural and do not carry any known side effects.
There are a few basic precautions you can take to deal with everyday situations that will help in preventing the on-set of excess anxiety. Begin by setting realistic goals for yourself and only take on a reasonable amount of responsibility. Do not over-do it! Break large tasks and goals into smaller sub-tasks to make seemingly larger issues more doable. Share your feelings with a friend or loved one and do not keep yourself bottled up with uncertainty. You really just need someone to talk to about how you feel. You are not asking for advice you are expressing your emotions.
Get plenty of regular exercise and maintain a healthy diet. Keeping your mind and body healthy keeps your inner chemistry balanced. Get adequate sleep at night and if you begin to have trouble sleeping recognize these issues as they develop. Be patient and kind to yourself. And above all else maintain a positive attitude. You will be amazed at the power you have over your own thoughts.
The Eastern practice of meditation has become a modern day practice of Eastern lifestyles and it is a positive practice for anyone who uses it. Meditation has particular benefits for those with anxiety disorders. Finding a personal meditation schedule to off-set anxiety disorders may be a little tricky but the key is to find what works best for the individual. Some people will need to begin slowly using shorter increments while others will want to begin with thirty minutes a day or more.
The trick is finding what helps you relax. It could be music, candles, a water fountain, incense, whatever calms the senses. Then find a meditative spot that is comfortable and begin to focus on your breathing. There are thousands of different meditations but the perfect one is the one that works best for you.
There are herbs that can be made into teas or taken as supplements that can be helpful for signs and symptoms of anxiety. Kava Kava, Ginseng, Valerian, Ashwagandha, Lemon Balm, Catnip, St. John’s Wort, and chamomile are all very beneficial herbs in helping to soothe the senses. There are many alternatives to heavy prescription drugs. We all have to take charge of our own health and stress levels. We do have control of our own lives and therefore we decide what we put into our bodies. Once we decide on how to deal with our anxiety then we can begin to take control of the proper methods in order to do what we have to to bring about our own healing, in a healthy and harmonious way.
Please note that you should consult with a doctor before making any medical decisions regarding your health.