What is anxiety?
Every person in the world felt anxious at least once during his lifetime and it is considered to be natural. On the other hand, people who experience it quite often or anxiety shows up for no particular reason, they need to be a little worried. A person who cannot perform the regular daily jobs because of anxiety is considered to be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
There are various symptoms for this disorder and some of the most common are restlessness, feeling tense or on edge, irritability, impatience and poor concentration.
Apart from these symptoms, a person may also notice some other symptoms which affect the physical health. For instance, headaches, jaw pain, muscle tension, insomnia, dry mouth, fatigue, tightness in the chest, indigestion, bloating and more sweating than it is considered to be normal.
A person who experiences some of these symptoms should go to the hospital and get a proper diagnose. This is important in order for the proper treatment plan to be made. It is also important because that way the doctor will know that a person is not suffering from some other condition with similar symptoms.
Natural remedies for anxiety
People who suffer from anxiety need to know that there are some natural remedies which will be able to help them fight the disorder.
Passionflower has been in use for a long period of time. Apart from anxiety, people have been using it to treat insomnia as well.
There were certain studies conducted in order to be determined how passionflower can help people with anxiety in comparison to other drugs. The results were excellent and people who were better at their job when they used passionflower and felt less drowsy in comparison when they used other drugs for anxiety like mexazolam, for instance.
People who use passionflower need to know that it can cause certain side effects like nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and rapid heartbeat.
People can also fight the symptoms of anxiety through massage therapy, shiatsu and some other forms of bodywork. These forms of bodywork are known to reduce stress, improve sleep and get rid of muscle tension.
- Mind/body techniques
A person with anxiety can try some of the well known mind/body breathing exercises, physical exercises, yoga, meditation, tai-chi, self-hypnosis and various other techniques which will lessen the amount of stress. A person does not need to stick to one technique; he or she can try several and determine which one is best suited for them.