Home Remedies and Natural Cures

Home Remedies for Stress

Signs and Symptoms of Stress

Stress is the term used to describe the human body's failure to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats. As a result, the body experiences a state of alarm, which leads to an increase in adrenaline production. Common symptoms of stress include:

  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Headaches
  • Increased heart rate
  • Exhaustion
Other more severe symptoms can occur as a result of extreme stress, such as:
  • Dizzy spells or blackouts
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Chronic neck and back pains
  • Trembling
  • Hives

If any of these more severe conditions begin to occur, it is important to contact your doctor immediately.

Causes of Stress

Stress is often caused by one or more of the following issues:

  • Lack of sleep.
  • Exams or project deadlines.
  • Financial issues such as poverty, unemployment, debt.
  • Family issues such as births, deaths, marriage, divorce.

Many diseases are also associated with or caused by stress, such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or psoriasis. For this reason, it is extremely important to be able to reduce the stress in our lives, and the following home remedies for stress can help you do that.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Stress

Stress Relief with a Hot Bath

When we are tense or anxious, blood flow to our extremities (such as the toes and fingertips) is reduced. A hot bath can help to restore blood circulation, which helps to defeat the body's stress response and convince the body that it is safe. As a result, the body will begin to relax and reduce stress.

Stretching

Individuals that are under stress often have extremely tense muscles. This tension can often make breathing difficult, which can further increase stress levels. A simple remedy to relax your breathing is the following:

  • Roll your shoulders up and back, and inhale deeply.
  • Hold for one second.
  • Slowly exhale and relax your shoulders.
  • Repeat this sequence five times.

Press your Temples (Acupressure)

A simple way to relax muslces when you are feeling stressed out is to massage your temples for five minutes. This is a form of acupressure, which uses pressure points in one part of the body to relieve pain and treat ailments in other parts of your body. By massaging your temples, you can indirectly relax muscles elsewhere in your body, particularly your neck.

Roll Your Jaw

If you find that you clench your teeth when you are stressed out, try the following: drop the jaw and roll it left and right for a few seconds. This helps to relax the muscles in your jaw, which helps to reduce overall tension in your body.

Ginseng

Ginseng is a wonderful herb that has been known to help reduce stress. Simply take one capsule of Ginseng or a cup of Ginseng tea three times a week when you are under increased stress (such as during exams or tight deadlines). Note that you should not take Ginseng continuously for longer than two weeks. Instead, it is better to cycle your usage.

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  1. on said:

    WHAT ABOUT A GOOD MASSAGE ! I know this is at home remedies but massage is an easy awesome holistic way to heal back pain and stress

  2. on said:

    I found that working out helps me with stress and anxiety. Try it when you are feeling down next time. Just go for a 20 minutes elliptical or go on treadmill, followed by a nice hot bath with some lavender. Good luck everybody!

  3. on said:

    Hot baths always help me. Try including some Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts - relaxation tapes help to steady breathing and teach you how to relax- try playing one while in the bath

  4. on said:

    I like the comment by "Anonymous" to read a holy book. I myself read the Bible and find a lot of comfort in it! Amen.

  5. on said:

    To relax and wind down, I sit and read a book.Also, I call my friend just to chat and catch up on our lives.Lastly, You can also do some light stretching and yoga moves.

    Relax!!

  6. on said:

    I found driving help with my stress, driving down side streets where there is less traffic. and listening to relaxing music as I drive.

  7. on said:

    A hot bath does good. Reading a good book, some chamomile tea. A hot drink of virtually any kind, besides those with excess amounts of caffeine. (ex. coffee)Getting a massage either a long detailed or short one either by someone you know or a proffessional. Humor is a good way to relax, and so is heat. Heating pads, and again, hot baths.
    Hope this helps! I know I have problems with stress at times as well.

  8. on said:

    after hot bath dress well.read holy books like quraan,bible ,geetha or any other as like.sure u may get good result.

  9. on said:

    I read your whole article and I loved your article. Yoga today is very important in people’s life. There is work load and stress at work place so for reducing this stress yoga has become necessary. It keeps the people fit and fine away from all the health problems. And I have some good yoga tips at http://www.jiyohealthy.com/category/stress/

  10. on said:

    No matter what you do, there are times when you feel the stress levels are going too high to bear with, and you just want to unwind and relax yourself.


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