Anxiety Causes And Treatment For Anxiety Disorder And Depression

Anxiety is the second most common psychological problem, yet remains undiagnosed 75% of the time. In our anxious age, doubts and fears can manifest as simple worries, free-floating anxiety, phobias (agoraphobia, social phobias, etc.), panic disorders and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. The latter may affect as many as 7 million Americans. Home remedies for anxiety offer the best approacho to complement the traditional treatment.

Natural Remedies for Anxiety
One of the major causes of anxiety is stress that may occur when demands are greater than a person’s ability to cope with them. Improving the coping skills or managing the demands and expectations in life can prevent anxiety. One can also bring some lifestyle changes to keep anxiety at bay. Prevention and some habits are the best natural remedies for anxiety. Here is a list of natural remedies for anxiety that can be tried by people who suffer from frequent anxiety attacks.

Exercise- Stay active to avoid the anxiety attacks. Exercise burns off extra adrenaline so jog, walk, cycle, or use exercise equipment like treadmill for at least half an hour four days a week
Meditation and Deep Breathing- Learn basic deep breathing techniques from some yoga expert or try it yourself by inhaling for longer than normal, hold the breath for a couple of second and then exhale it. Meditation can also be tried to sooth nerves.
Avoiding Junk Foods and Drinks- Refined Sugar and Carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, smoking and such other things should also be avoided to get rid of anxiety.
Warm Bath and Aromatherapy- A relaxing bath while listening to some soothing music can calm the anxious nerves. Essential oils used for aromatherapy can also be used to relax oneself and avoid anxiety.
Being Positive and Relaxed- Be positive, talk to people with positive attitude, listen to music, spend some time doing your favorite work, pursue hobbies, learn to say no in uncomfortable situations, develop the attitude that things will work out, ask for help when the work load is too much, read your favorite novel or book, talk to friends and family about the issues that concern you. All this will prevent anxiety attacks.


Home Remedies for Anxiety
There are many home remedies for anxiety that require day-to-day stuffs used at home or those that can be found in neighborhood stores.
Soak 10-12 raw almonds in water for at least 8 hours and peel off their skins. Blend the almonds with a cup of warm milk, little ginger and nutmeg. Drink this preparation before going to bed.
Add equal amounts of baking soda and ginger powder in water for having a warm bath.
Massage the whole body with warm sesame oil including scalp and the bottoms of your feet. Other oils like those of sunflower, coconut, or corn oil can also be used for massage before bath. Have celery and onions- raw or cooked- with meals for a couple of weeks. They both have good quantities of potassium and folic acid whose deficiencies also cause anxiety.
Peel and inhale an orange whose aroma is considered to reduce anxiety. Orange juice with a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of nutmeg can also be had to relax the nerves.

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