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Always Stressed? Here Are 12 Herbs to Try Now

The stresses of modern life can get to all of us, which is why it’s important to relax after hard day’s work. Mother Nature knows this, and that is why she has given us so many natural herbs that we can use to take the stress away. Herbs work by increasing our mental calmness, and if our brains are relaxed, the rest of our bodies will follow suit. They can help us get to sleep, relax muscles and switch off from the worries of everyday life. Different herbs have different properties and benefits, so it’s good to know which ones can offer you the effects that you are looking for. Here are 12 herbs and how they can help you to get started on the path to...


3 Things to Consider Doing if you Struggle with Anxiety

When not well managed, anxiety is something that can destabilize your life. It can cause you to worry more than you should and rob you of the joy that often comes from living in the moment. For this reason, it’s important that you look for effective ways to manage any anxiety that you might find yourself struggling with. Managing anxiety has a lot to do with learning to master your thoughts and train your mind to think more positively. It also means learning to relax and trying not to take things too seriously. It can be a struggle to overcome anxiety, but you should know that it’s possible. This article aims to help you by providing three things you can consider doing if you happen...


Best Essential Oils for Anxiety and Depression

Due to daily activities and our own ability to cope, many individuals are prone to stress and anxiety while trying to balance between work, family, and leisure.It is common to get anxious and worry about different things. This is always made worse by fatigue, restlessness, and tension. Other factors that contribute to stress and anxiety include:Trauma- if you have undergone abuse or lost a loved one, you are likely to get stressed and anxious due to all the negative emotions that you have to deal with. Medical factors- anxiety is sometimes associated with factors like anemia, asthma, and cardiovascular conditions. Stress at work and other places- School and work are the great stressors in life due to their demanding nature. Letting such stresses get to...


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....


Raising Psychological Insights: Perceiving Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mental health is vital in every phase in life that we must treasure from womb to tomb. It includes our psychological, emotional and social well-being.  Also, it affects how we feel, think act, and everything that we do in day to day living.However, no matter how we take good care of our mental health, a crisis is inevitable that could sometimes lead to a severe psychological trauma. What is Post-traumatic stress disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that some people develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening situation, such as a natural disaster, massive accidents, molestation or sexual assault. What are the signs and symptoms of PTSD?Post-traumatic stress disorder usually starts right after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, but the signs may not...

Chinese Medicine to Allay Anxiety

Chinese Medicine to Allay Anxiety

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CHChinese 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...


5 Steps to Stop Stress in Its Tracks

By Sharon SalzbergAt 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....


Delicious Fruits That Fight Off Stress

Our life is full of stresses, sometimes it so difficult to find strength and stay calm and relaxed in extreme situations. Doctors say: “We are what we eat”, so why don’t you fill your life with positive emotions simply eating delicious fruits? Best neurologists in NYC are ready to tell you three most working foods to fight everyday stresses.Raspberry Everybody loves raspberry! You can eat it fresh, like a sweet jam with hot tea, or make tasty cocktails. Besides its universality, raspberry is extremely rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Adding this fruit to your daily ration will protect you from seasonal diseases and keep depressions away from you.Oranges A colorful symbol of approaching Christmas. Oranges also contain an extremely high level of Vitamin C. The greatest...