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HERBALS FOR STRESS RELIEF

Anxiety and Herbal Remedies: 8 Herbal Remedies for Immediate Stress Relief

Stress has become more rampant in today’s ever-changing world. It comes in all shapes and forms, springing up when we least expect it. Whether it be the struggle of a career, a family, or even the mere fact that we’re always connected, it leads to many problems along the way. It’s also something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In the United States alone, 77 percent regularly experience physical symptoms that are caused by stress. And if you don’t believe that times are changing we can infer you to the fact that 48 percent of those asked reported that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Stress can also lead to a number of physical ailments such as heart disease, skin conditions, and reproductive issues....

Chinese Medicine to Allay Anxiety

Chinese Medicine to Allay Anxiety

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CH Chinese medicine is an excellent treatment for anxiety, a condition that is highly common as a result of today’s fast-paced, high-pressure society. According to Chinese medicine, anxiety is derived from a disharmony within either one or a combination of the heart, kidney, spleen and liver organ systems. Chinese medicine treatments such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, combined with the exercises of qigong or tai chi are excellent options for restoring balance, peace, and harmony when anxiety has become an issue. These treatment approaches are appropriately directed to rebalance the energetics of the particular organ systems involved to restore calm and balance to the body, mind, and spirit. In general, they work by an opening flow of qi...

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5 Steps to Stop Stress in Its Tracks

By Sharon Salzberg At best, stress is a constant hum; at its worst, it’s an acute and insidious pang. There are countless reasons for stress, spanning from inbox overload to more painful experiences like grief. While we can’t control our experiences, we can control how we respond to them. With that in mind, here’s a quick and effective five-step plan to help stop stress from spiraling out of control. 1. Recognize and Accept the Feeling Trying to deny any feeling creates resistance, and that only exacerbates pain. If stress arises, the first step is to simply notice it. 2. Tune Into Your Body Where in your body do you feel stress? Is it tightness in the chest? An accelerated heartbeat? Doing a quick body scan is a great mindfulness practice and helps you be present. 3....

5 Integrative Medicine Techniques for Treating Anxiety

5 Integrative Medicine Techniques for Treating Anxiety

Everybody knows what anxiety feels like. It’s a normal emotion that you feel when you’re under pressure, having problems, or experiencing something new and unfamiliar. However, for some of us, anxiety levels can become too high and take over. Over 19 million adults in America suffer high levels of anxiety that dramatically affects their daily life. Anxiety may be aggravated by certain chemicals, toxins, environmental stresses, nutritional deficiencies, and/or hormonal imbalances. Common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include: Nightmares Palpitations Ritualistic behaviors Feeling panicked Scared Uneasy Uncontrollable obsessive thoughts Muscle tension Dizziness Nausea Inability to stay still or be calm Treating anxiety depends on what type of anxiety the person is experiencing and the underlying root cause of the anxiety. Integrative medicine strives to achieve balance in all...

When You Have Pain All Over and You’re Falling Apart

When You Have Pain All Over and You’re Falling Apart

Cindy Perlin, LCSW Do you have pain almost everywhere?  Have you also been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease or have debilitating chronic fatigue?  Have you had multiple joint replacements? If your answer is yes, and you’ve been seeing a conventional primary care provider or a number of different specialists to deal with your many chronic conditions, chances are good that you are on a multitude of medications to manage your symptoms.  It’s also highly probable that none of these physicians has looked for common root causes of these systemic conditions.  It is likely that these medications have side effects and that you are on other medications to treat these side effects. It is also likely that you will never get better if you continue...