Anxiety, in its physiological conditions, is a natural phenomenon that represents a state of alarm that is activated when a situation is perceived as a danger signal.
The emotional and psychological reactions that occur when we feel anxiety actually serve to protect us from threats , to maintain alertness in the event of danger, or simply to activate useful mechanisms to improve performance (for example when we have an examination ).
When the anxiety is activated only in a real situation of danger or with a specific objective, but is given in an unjustified or disproportionate way is when it stops being something physiological and when it should be treated.
That is, anxiety becomes pathological when the reaction of the person is linked to normal and everyday situations that the person detects as an attack or danger. And sometimes the reaction to normal situations are so exaggerated that even impede a good quality of life making the person cannot or do their work at work correctly or even making the person does not want to leave the house. This happens because the fear happens to be a reaction of anxiety in which both the body and the mind activate the defense mechanisms in such a way that they limit the capacity to manage normal situations of the life. To be understood, we can imagine before a bull, at that moment this state of anxiety and alertness would be activated to protect us against a possible threat of getting hurt and injured. For this same thing is activated at normal times like buying bread, going outside, asking someone for the hour…
In spite of the different forms anxiety can take, if we refer to somatic anxiety we can say that it is manifested by acute symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, paleness, chills, nausea, diarrhea, gastrointestinal discomfort, tachycardia, pupil dilation…
At the emotional level it generates fear, tension, anguish, fear and panic.
Anxiety is something that comes from the inferior and those results from complex and deep-rooted internal conflicts. Those who suffer from anxiety often get stuck in certain repetitive thoughts and mechanisms, lose clarity and see each moment or situation in a negative way. In fact they may develop vague or specific phobias (claustrophobia, agoraphobia, etc.).
They avoid the places and situations to which they attribute their discomfort and set in motion a pathological mechanism accentuating more and more the fears, the fears and the isolation.
In the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks it is possible to use natural remedies and homeopathy to cope with it. These treatments can be useful for alleviating the symptoms of the most acute manifestations and even reducing them over time.
Treatments of choice may vary from person to person. It is best to go to a doctor to evaluate the particular case and can give us a personified treatment.
This plant is used both to treat anxiety problems such as anxiety or insomnia. Of passiflora leaves and flowers are used and have a relaxing and sedative effect rapidly because it acts on the central nervous system.
This is the star product of Dr. Bach that united the power of several plants so that the synergy between them will help to overcome these moments of anxiety. In this blend we find Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum and Star of Bethelhem . It should be used as an emergency medicine; hence it has been given the name of “Rescue” and occurs in cases of anxiety or panic attacks. It acts on stress in small doses and higher doses against acute attacks of panic.
I have already mentioned it and it is that knowing how to breathe gives us great benefits to our body. It seems absurd but in reality it is not. The yogic breathing allows our body and our mind to relax; in addition they help to normalize the breathing and to move away the negative emotions. Especially in case of stress, anxiety or panic.
It exerts an effect on the area of the abdomen, chest and clavicle which is where the tension of the day to day accumulates.
It can be practiced sitting and consists of breathing deeply concentrating first in the area of the abdomen, then in the thorax and finally in the clavicle. It is advisable to make at least 5 deep breaths for each zone in order to have a very effective relaxation.
Aromatherapy and essential oils can also be very useful for relieving anxiety and panic. With few drops of essential oils we can obtain a soothing and calming effect as the essential oil of geranium, lavender or sandalwood. If we use base oil such as almond oil we can massage the body through the back and neck area to relieve tension.
Tilapia and chamomile
These two plants have a calming effect that highlights them among others. They are usually used in the form of herbal teas and it is advisable to take them before going to sleep, so that worries and anxiety do not interfere with our sleep. We can put a teaspoon of chamomile and another of tila in the same cup.
The queen and the best known. Valerian is advised to take it in cases of mild anxiety or insomnia. Both in capsule format as dry extract or herbal teas. Never mix with alcohol, antidepressants or antihistamines.
You can also read Valerian: properties, benefits and contraindications
As almost always, food helps or worsens us and this would not be the exception … Alcohol, coffee and drinks rich in caffeine or stimulants should be avoided in cases of anxiety. What we would have to take is water, infusions and natural fruit juices. Moreover, vitamin E, those of group B, calcium or magnesium can help improve the situation.
Many times we are not aware of the strength that our brain has and that we can train it just as we train the body. If we do the daily and constant exercise of passing our negative thoughts on positives we will see how our quality of life improves.
An advice? Create positive phrases that we can repeat ourselves throughout the day. So much in moments that we must face according to situations as at any time of the day. For example, I am fully qualified to do so.
It is used in case of panic attacks accompanied by depression. Whenever sedative or antidepressant action is required. It acts on the central nervous system and favors the increase of melatonin secretion, which allows us to sleep better and regulates the sleep / wake rhythm, which is usually broken in moments of anxiety.
The hawthorn stands out for being a great sedative, especially at heart level. That is why it is suitable for both anxiety and when the person has palpitations or the heart is fast. Hawthorn acts by reducing heart rate. It is one of the most effective moments of anxiety, anxiety and nervousness.