Take an Integrative Approach to Worry: Focus on the Mind-Body Connection
Conventional medicine views worry on a physiological level; integrative medicine seeks to evaluate the mind, body and spirit in conjunction, looking for imbalances in "energy."
- Try an anti-anxiety elixir of 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, and a half teaspoon of honey, taken 3 times per day. This traditional Indian remedy is thought to balance the body by increasing energy in the digestive system, thereby reducing excess energy in the mind. Additionally, studies show that lemon juice lowers blood pressure by strengthening capillaries and may stimulate weak constitutions. Ginger calms the stomach, while honey controls the blood sugar instability that accompanies worrying.
- When you need to calm down quickly, you can try Escents Stress Relief Aromatherapy Inhaler, available online for around $7. The scents of bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, petitgrain, and jojoba go straight to the amygdala—the brain's fear and anxiety center—creating an immediate sense of calm and lowering your blood pressure.
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