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Natural remedies for stress

April 6, 2009 by  

Natural remedies for stressToday, people lead stressful lives, and it is easy to simply reach for pills when symptoms become difficult to control. However, there many natural and efficient techniques that can make a big difference.

Firstly, it is important to know what triggers stress or anxiety and avoid such situations.

However, as this is not always possible and thankfully there are many natural products that have calming effects. These include chamomile, valerian and passionflower extract that can be found in many herbal stores.

Before using them one should always read the attached leaflet to determine if the product is right for them.

Besides herbal supplements, stressed individuals may choose from a range of mind/body techniques such as breathing exercises, physical exercise, yoga, tai chi, hypnosis, massages or meditation.

Popular among some people are alternative therapies such as Ayurveda, massage, Chinese medicines or Thai massage that sooth and help get rid of stress and anxiety. Specialized treatment called Ayurvedic Panchakarma is also said to have beneficial effects on the nervous system.

Interested individuals should inquire about alternative medical centers near them. For example, the American Botanical Council has announced it will open an Ayurvedic Herbal Garden at its Case Mill Homestead location in Texas.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest systems of traditional healing. Commonly used Ayurvedic herbs include ginger, turmeric, neem and ashwagandha.

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