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Home Remedies For Stress: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

Home Remedies Side Effects Post-remedy Guidelines Recovery Results Training

What are the home remedies for stress relief?

Almost everyone experiences stress at some point of time in their lives. The term “stress” can be termed as the body’s demand for a change from a routine. It also has a direct effect on your behavioral patterns and can lead to symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, anger, depression, and sadness. Stress can also lead to mood swings in many cases. Here are the common natural home remedies for stress by which we can keep stress at bay:

  1. Deep Breathing:

    Deep breathing ensures that more oxygen enters your body and can help in the cooling of a stressful situation. It also has a positive impact on your mind. It has a soothing and calming effect if channeled rightly. To do this correctly, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable place.

    Close your eyes and inhale deeply. Hold your breath for about five seconds and exhale slowly. Relax and repeat this procedure at least 10 times. Do it as often as possible.

  2. Epsom Salt:

    Epsom salt can be very beneficial in calming you down whenever you are under stress. Stress impacts the magnesium levels in the body and can increase adrenaline levels. Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, can help in elevating the serotonin chemical in the brain. This in turn reduces stress and promotes a relaxed state of mind.

    To use this, add a cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of essential oil of your choice, to bathwater. Soak in this tub of water for about 20 minutes and you can feel the difference.

  3. Chamomile Tea:

    Chamomile is an effective herb for reducing stress. It has soothing and calming properties and in many instances used as a mild sedative. For making the tea, add 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile to a cup of hot water. Strain after a few minutes and add a drop of honey into the tea and drink it.

  4. Laughing:

    Laughing is one of the easiest remedies for reducing stress. Laughing relaxes the muscles and improves the mood. It has been observed that people who laugh frequently are more stress-free.

  5. Sleep adequately:

    It's important to take sufficient sleep, as it relaxes the mind and helps to reduce or get rid of stress.

  6. Reduce caffeine consumption:

    caffeine is a compound found in coffee, tea, and some other beverages. Consumption of caffeine works as a stimulant for anxiety and stress. You need to limit your caffeine consumption to manage stress.

  7. Physical exercise:

    As per the studies done by researchers it has been shown that people doing physical exercise tend to manage their stress and anxiety in a better way.

  8. Avoid alcohol:

    People think that consuming alcohol can help to reduce stress but it's not true. The reduction in stress by consumption of alcohol is just for a short period. It can lead to an increase in anxiety and alcohol dependence which is harmful to health.

  9. Chewing gum:

    According to the researchers chewing gum Is found to increase the flow of blood to the brain and reduce the stress. It has been seen that people who chewed more chewing gum were more likely to be stress-free.

  10. Eat healthy diet:

    Processed and packaged foods contain chemicals which have an impact on our mood. Food containing high sugar also influences mood. Try to eat healthy food containing carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins.

Summary: Stress can be reduced by practising physical exercise, meditation, breathing exercise, laughing. Take proper Sleep, Eat healthy food, avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption. Eating chewing gum keeps the mood light. Epsom salt and Chamomile Tea are also effective in reducing stress. Avoid Processed and packaged foods.

Are there any side effects of remedies for stress?

Side effects are practically zero for these remedies, but while buying the Epsom salt or chamomile tea, make sure they are of good quality. Do not do deep breathing exercises if you are suffering from asthma. Do not use Epsom salt in high quantities as it can cause allergic reactions for some users, though it is rare.

While preparing Chamomile tea, make sure it is free from any contamination. In case you don't feel well after following any of these remedies, get in touch with your physician without delay.

Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home loose-fitting if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Keep home or work-related stress at bay, by practicing meditation and taking up relaxing hobbies. You can read, listen to music, paint, indulge in gardening, or exercise to rejuvenate yourself. Avoid stressful situations and negative people. Keep your mind occupied with positive thoughts all the time and ensure that there is a positive vibe all around. You can burn incense or use aromatic oils as well.

Summary: Follow the guidelines. Practice yoga and meditation. You can read, listen to music, paint, indulge in gardening, or exercise to rejuvenate yourself. Avoid stressful situations.

How long does it take to recover?

Stress recovery does not happen in a single day, and it depends on how much your stress levels are to start with. But right after you start following these remedies, you will surely notice a positive difference. Often, practicing these treatments, in the long run, can help you overcome stress completely. A positive mindset is also essential to attain this.

Summary: Recovery from stress takes a long time if you practice these home remedies continuously.

Are the results of the home remedies for stress are permanent?

If you follow the remedies every day for a very long time, the results can be permanent. Along with these remedies, one must indulge in peaceful hobbies, avoid arguments and maintain a work-life balance. You must train your body and mind to ignore or overcome the factors that cause you to stress for permanent results.

Summary: Yes, the results of the remedies may be permanent if you follow the remedies for a long period.

Is there any training or experts required to perform these natural remedies for stress?

Stress therapy requires no training or expertise, but you need to understand why you are suffering from stress in the first place. If the levels of stress persist, consult your doctor. It may be a result of hormonal imbalances or some other ailment too. Try and stay as happy as possible and focus on positive thoughts.

Summary: No, there is no need for training or expert assistance since these home remedies are easy to perform.

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