Stress relief is best attained when you are physically and emotionally comfortable. Stress relief is a must in most modern family and work schedules that generally sap the life, laughter and general ability to ‘stop and smell the roses’ out of many people.
The best way to start and maintain a daily stress relief practice is by incorporating it into your daily routine. Stress as a health problem is on the rise and so are the herbal stress relief based products. While many people recognize how important stress relief is to a good night’s sleep, few people know how to reduce stress simply and easily.
Relaxation techniques added to an herbal stress relief plan can add enormous power to herbal healing techniques.
The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response. Repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress. In addition to its calming physical effects, research has shown that the relaxation response also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity.
There are times when natural remedies such as herbs, flower essences, or homeopathic remedies may help in reducing stress and anxiety. One example are the relaxation-promoting effects of theanine . The Japanese have long known that theanine, an amino acid derived from green tea, is a natural relaxant that diminishes stress without drowsiness, impaired thought, or other side effects.
Valerian is said to be the oldest among the herbal stress relievers and may be a key ingredient in your herbal stress relief routine.
Kava Kava has also been said to be a natural herbal stress relief solution.
Refined sugar is an addictive drug because it raises the body’s level of serotonin, which fights depression and beta-endorphin, which is our own natural version of opiate drugs. Its worth mentioning here as this is also effective in reducing stress.
Aromas and Scents
Aromas/scents are also useful in alleviating the effects of stress. Some suggested herbal stress relief scents include Tangerine which has been know to dispel stress, clear irritability and lower anxiety. Lavender and geranium also have a strong relaxation effect. Ylang lessens stress, lightens nervous tendencies and dispels anger. Chamomile calms over stimulated nerves. Bergamot and Melissa fight depression.
Stress as a health problem is on the rise and so are the herbal based stress relief products. Persons suffering from psychological illnesses which are contributing in some way to the financial difficulties can, if possible, have these health problems treated by a Holistic Healthcare Professional such as an Oriental Medical Doctor, Naturopath, Homeopath, Holistic MD or an experienced Medical Herbalist.
Stress relief is crucial, but it doesn’t have to take the form of pharmaceuticals to ameliorate anxiety disorder and anxiety attack. There is no single remedy for stress relief. Its up to you to decide which herbal stress relief method is best for you.
Source by Mary Freeman