Coping with Depression and Anxiety with Holistic Options
Anxiety is a debilitating condition that can lead to long-term depression, stress, and poor overall health. It is linked to many chronic diseases and illnesses even when treated with mainstream medicine.
This is why holistically healing mood disorders symptoms is important to getting to the heart of the matter. Anxiety and depression affect people of all ages and is the most prevalent mental health. Conventional solutions for anxiety include a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotropic drugs. Natural remedies for anxiety are proven effective without causing adverse side effects.
Support and Care for Those Suffering from Depression and Anxiety
At Modern Holistic Health, we work with you to find the root cause of your symptoms.
Often times, people quickly address anxiety or depression with medical treatment when there can be a closer and more holistic approach. We help you by taking a closer look at your mind and body and coming up with a natural solution.
Body scans, guided imagery, mindful breathing, and meditation are excellent techniques that can induce relaxation. Meditation can be practiced anywhere and only takes a few minutes. It’s crucial to practice breathing exercises throughout the day, even if you aren’t feeling anxious. Guided meditation through videos or podcasts will help improve sleep quality, reduce cortisol levels, boost your productivity, and help your anxiety.
Lavender oil has proven to relax the body and reduce anxiety. Researchers found that the oral lavender oil capsule Silexan was as effective as a benzodiazepine. Using lavender topically can induce a state of calmness and reduce symptoms of muscle pain, headaches, and nervousness. Roman chamomile has relaxation-promoting and mild sedative properties. When it is inhaled, the scent transports directly to the brain to relieve depression and anxiety symptoms. Roman chamomile can be applied directly to the wrists, chest, and neck and is gentle enough to use on children.
Physical activity on a regular basis boosts confidence, improves quality of sleep, increases energy levels, reduces inflammation, and eases tension and stress. Workouts such as tai chi and yoga involve deep breathing and promote relaxation making them ideal for those with anxiety. Running, hiking outdoors, walking, dancing, and lifting weights will also help stave off stress.
Rest, Rest, Rest
Researchers found that lack of sleep can stimulate areas of the brain associated with emotional processing thus amplifying anxiety. Symptoms of sleep deprivation include excessive worrying, and feelings of tension, and fear. To reduce stress and prevent fatigue, aim for getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
Eating a clean diet that consists of essential nutrients such as magnesium, B vitamins, and omega-3s is the best place to start in holistically healing your anxiety. You will notice an immediate difference in your sleep patterns, mood, and an increase in energy.
Find Depression and Anxiety Support in Austin
Before jumping into medications or medical treatments you are uncomfortable with, explore your options with our team of health coaches in Austin. Learn and understand why and how your body and mind experiences depression and anxiety. Dr. Villanueva and her team of health coaches can help improve your life dramatically. We help change your reactions and thought patterns so you can better address stressful situations. Most everyone will at some point in their life experience anxiety. It comes and goes and lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several days. At times, anxiety emotions can become so debilitating that they interfere with your daily life.
Consider a virtual consultation with Modern Holistic Health which will not only speed up your body’s healing but will save you a trip to the hospital. During a virtual meeting, our health coaches will ask you targeted questions to accurately monitor your symptoms. We will discuss with you the various holistic options available. Depending on the severity of your anxiety or depression, our holistic approach may be the best option for you.
Allow your body to heal itself.