Many, many people suffer from some form of anxiety. It can show up in many forms. It can cause worry, fear, panic, uneasiness, and much more. Common treatment for anxiety disorders include prescriptions. However, it is becoming more common for people to look for non-prescription remedies to treat or reduce anxiety. The problem is, thanks to consumerism (following trends), everything from colouring books and toys to oils are marketed as a remedy. But not all of them work. Here are some good ways to manage your anxiety in a more natural way that actually work.
Though these did have a bit too much “hype” at the beginning, weighted blankets can actually be quite helpful. They use deep-touch pressure to increase serotonin (the chemical that helps to lower blood pressure and heart rate which can ease anxiety and help regulate moods). When tested in a group, around 78% of those tested preferred a weighted blanket as a means to relieve anxiety. These blankets come in a variety of sizes, colors, and weight to make it easy for you to choose the right one.
Essential oils provide aromatherapy which has been promoted as a natural way to ease stress and anxiety. The most common oils are bergamot and lavender. Both of these have been proven to help lower sensations of anxiety when inhaled or diffused in the person’s space. Another oil that has been emerging in popularity and legality is the use of CBD oil to treat anxiety. Here are all of the options available. It is important to do your research when thinking of adding any type of oil or inhalant to your routine, so be smart about your choices.
When used correctly, dietary supplements can reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with anxiety. However, using any of these without first consulting with a doctor would be ill-advised as there can be interactions with other medications. Supplements like Vitamin D have been shown to help reduce anxiety symptoms. It has been linked to aiding many anxiety disorders as most people suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency and are not even aware of it.
It is important to know how to differentiate what works and what doesn’t in an age where we are run by marketing and consumerism. There are a lot of remedies that do help with managing anxiety, but a lot of them are also making false claims. Do your research and figure out what will work best for you because everyone is different. Good luck out there!