Worrying Less About Anxiety

Much has been said these days about depression. You do not have to wait very long when watching TV before a commercial for the latest antidepressant medication fills the screen. But anxiety, another relatively common mental health concern, gets little press. Yet, millions of people will experience anxiety at some point in the lives.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating. It is primarily characterized by excessive worry, the kind that interrupts or prevents your sleep and seems to take over your life. This worry occurs more days than not and is difficult, if not seemingly impossible, to control.

People with anxiety feel restless or “keyed up.” They describe being “on edge” or “wound too tightly” or “high strung.” Because so much energy is needed to worry for weeks or months or even years on end, folks with anxiety are often exhausted. This extreme fatigue leads to an inability to focus or concentrate and in many cases, causes irritability.

Other anxiety symptoms include nausea, jitteriness, racing heart, a “lump in the throat” feeling, and sweating. Escalating anxiety can lead to panic, accompanied by chest pains and a feeling of suffocation, because severe anxiety sufferers unconsciously hold their breath or breathe too shallowly. They may even think they are having a heart attack–very distressing indeed!

In addition to these symptoms, anxiety also causes muscle tension and achiness, leading people to think they are sick with a flu or other illness. Anxiety is so stressful it taxes the immune system, which can lead to physical sickness.

Causes of Anxiety

There is some evidence to suggest that anxiety may have a chemical or genetic basis. So if you have a parent with anxiety, you are more likely to have anxiety yourself. However, anxiety also can be a learned behavior. If you grew up seeing Mom or Dad fret a lot over life, you may have subconsciously adopted this way of being as your own.

Anxiety can be related to a medical condition, like hypothyroidism. Or it can be linked to a medical event, such as an upcoming surgery or medical procedure. It also can be connected to a trauma–an assault, tornado, hurricane, house fire, serious car accident–any situation that threatens your life or the life of someone close to you.

Treatment of Anxiety

Unfortunately, too many people decide that anxiety is a condition to be endured. Still others think they are going “crazy” and fear the ramifications of disclosing how they feel. This is sad, because help is available.

Many of the anti-depressant medications on the market today also are used to treat anxiety. Other drugs specific to anxiety are available for short-term treatment. However, according to recent research, drugs alone are not the best long-term solution. Medication combined with cognitive/behavioral psychotherapy is considered best practice today.

It is vital that people learn to recognize their anxiety, deal with self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, develop coping strategies, and reduce stress. All of these can be accomplished with the help of a trusted mental health professional. There is tremendous therapeutic value in talking through your losses, traumas, and medical complications. A relationship-oriented therapist also can help your family members understand anxiety and learn ways to help you through it.

Cure Anxiety and Stress

How can we cure something without knowing the cause? Is there such a thing as a “cure” for anxiety and stress? What approach should we take. And the most common question is can I find natural ways to subside these problems. In this article we will attempt to answer all of these questions and more.

First thing we should look at is causes. Most anxiety is caused by stress, but what kind of stress? Many people have financial, health, family, job related or relationship stress. Chances are you’ll never eliminate all stress 100%, there will always be room for growth and change. Stress is a normal human characteristic. For now we need to find the source of our anxiety, which means finding the most stress in our lives at this moment.

Depending on what we’re stress about, this will define the course of action that will need to be applied. If it’s our job or income we may need to seek better employment, If it’s health go see a doctor, relationship we may need to sit with our spouse and talk or attend counseling. These are just a few vague examples of what could be bothering you and contributing to your anxiety and some sort of solution. If your grieving over a recent lost of a loved one, this also could bring about depression and in return stress and anxiety. All of these could be tied up together.

What we are trying to say is you can’t cure something, when you don’t know what to cure “make sense”. If medication is needed please take it, we try to avoid medication for side affect reasons and addiction or dependency issues.

Quite often if you can eliminate the stress the rest will follow. A few extra measures you could take might be healthy eating, easy listening music or just free relaxing time for yourself doing something you really enjoy.

Alleviating Anxiety to Prevent Panic Attacks

One of the most important issues with many of us is our mental health. And no wonder, our brain is the architect of everything that our body does and how we think. And while there are many different threats to our long term mental health, this article is primarily focused on alleviating anxiety.

But let me back up a bit and explain a little what anxiety is. It is the manifestation of our anxieties due to fear and phobias as well as other worrying influences in our lives. Excessive worrying can lead up to anxiety attacks. And just the thought of having another excessive anxiety attack can lead up to panic attacks in which our body actually ‘thinks’ it is facing danger and reacts according.

Now the panic attacks can have so many different symptoms. It really depends on the person. But let’s just start at the beginning and deal with anxiety and ways for alleviating anxiety before it gets out of hand.

The very first thing I recommend of course is that you see your family doctor or someone in the medical field for diagnosis and recommendations. This is really important because many anxiety and panic attack symptoms can be similar to symptoms from more serious medical issues. So you want to be sure that it is just anxiety attacks or panic attacks that you are really suffering from.

From that point on… there are ways that you can stop them or at the very least manage your anxieties so they wont’ run your life.

Now, your doctor may want to prescribe something for you or refer you to a therapist. They may not be the solution that you are looking for. However, there are some self-help ways that are effective for stopping the anxiety or panic attacks.

One way for alleviating anxiety is to manage your stress levels. And I’m not so surprised about this suggestion because in this day and age, stress is becoming one of the growing threats to our mental health.

There are tons of ways to manage or control your stress. You can’t avoid stress but you sure can keep the debilitating effects of excessive stress from happening to you.

One of the most common ways to deal with stressful situations is to walk away from it if you can. Just take a break, so to speak. Your stressor could be a person, place or event. Sometimes it can even just be the thoughts that are running through our heads. Those thoughts are most likely NOT to be true, but it won’t stop these undesirable thoughts from popping up in our heads and running over and over again.

One way to deal with those thoughts is meditation. Try some yoga or some meditation walking. Meditation by and large is the process of focusing internally. On your breathing and body. And ignoring the stray thoughts or detracting thoughts. Many practitioners swear by it.

Other ideas for avoiding stress and in a larger sense, alleviating anxiety is to take a nice warm/hot bath with soft music and scented candles. Really, the world is truly your oyster when you realize that only you can create the stage of your life.

But you may have to try different things before you find the stress relieving technique that works well for you. Because as they say, everyone body’s is different.

Another way for alleviating anxiety is to go through your daily routines and make each one as simple as possible. For me, I love to make “to do” lists at the beginning of each day. And try to focus on completing those tasks. At the least, the important tasks. And for the medium or not-so-important tasks… if you can’t do them, it’s OK! As long as you do the important stuff, other stuff can be optional.

Body Position, Anxiety and TMJ

TMJ (short for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) is a disorder concerning the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. This disorder often results in dysfunction in the movements and position of the jaw, which aggravates over time if left untreated. It is estimated that over 11 million Americans may suffer from TMJ at any given time.

People with TMJ have a great amounts of discomfort and pain in the neck and jaw area. They may also experience migraines and may even have fibromyalgia eventually. Some “experts” claim TMJ is caused by continued movement of the jaw beyond its normal limits, such as forward or sideways, which may in turn be caused by excessive gum chewing, nail biting, dental neglect, or trauma (accident).

Yet despite avoiding all its known causes, many individuals still suffer from TMJ. What could be causing this? Could it be due to a new, exciting cause that would make one take a new look at TMJ? Well, not really. Although not many know about these new causes, they should not surprise anyone because these are what causes TMJ in the first place.

Anxiety is the first cause.

You’re probably familiar with this. Your muscles tighten, you tremble, and your jaw stiffens when you feel scared, apprehensive, or anxious. When you deal with anxiety on a regular basis, what do you think happens to you? When you experience aches and pains that seem to appear out of nowhere, are you puzzled that these pains seem to have no physical cause at all? Well, now you know what caused them. And when you unconsciously set your jaw whenever you go through your daily dose of stress, it may eventually add up to a TMJ problem.

Wrong body positioning is the next cause.

Your parents probably told you not to slouch when you were a kid. And if you’re suffering from back problems now, you’re probably wishing you’d have listened. The same goes for TMJ. Sitting the wrong way (or too much) causes our jaw to have the wrong position – it may be too far in or far out.

On the Discovery Channel, when you see these women from developing countries carry heavy loads on top of their heads, have you ever wondered why they don’t suffer from shoulder, neck, and jaw problems despite carrying these loads everyday? The simple reason is this-they carry the loads directly over their heads. In this way, the muscles in their neck and shoulders sustain the weight in a way that nature designed them to. The moment they tip their heads forward, the weight would suddenly cause them to tip forward and lose their balance.

See the connection?

Your head is not heavy at all when it is aligned with the body. But when it is not, as when you tip forward, it feels a bit heavier. Your neck and shoulder muscles often cannot support the extra load, so your jaw exerts effort to keep the head level.

Over time, TMJ disorder happens because of the extra strain.

Doctors often just prescribe painkillers to ease the pain caused by TMJ, but these are just temporary solutions. They do nothing to ease TMJ’s root causes. My TMJ No More Program does just that. It effectively targets the root causes of TMJ with simple exercises that relax the muscles around the TMJ and restore the jaw’s natural position. My program will successfully cure those who suffer from this disorder. Does it work? Apparently, hundreds of my customers who have tried it themselves definitely think so. Check out my TMJ No More program and see what brought the smiles back on their faces.

Aromatherapy Solutions for Stress Anxiety and a Healthier Life

100% organic essential oils have many healthy benefits. I believe that more people would use therapeutic essentials oils if they were aware of the great benefits that these oils provide.

These oils aid in pain relief.  The way to do this is to massage the oils into aching and weary muscles.  You can also make a compress applying it directly with heat. The oils can also improve how endorphins are produced and they can also stimulate neurotransmitters that are located within the brain that are responsible for relieving your pain.  Some oils that you may want to try are peppermint and lavender.  There are also blends you can try such as Relieve It and PanAway.

Therapeutic oils are also great for relieving stress as well as anxiety.  Emotions such as severe anxiety, stress and tension can be connected to some chronic illnesses.  However, using oils will help in making you calm and peaceful.  Many dentists will utilize lemon oil with their patients who have anxiety when going to the dentist.  Other Oils that are helpful include lavender, Ylan Ylang and German chamomile.  Blends that are useful include Peace and Calming and Gentle Baby.

Many people suffer from insomnia, this is when you just cannot sleep, no matter how hard you try.   Most doctors will prescribe a medication to help people who suffer from insomnia.  But now you don’t have to deal with prescription medications lavender oils are the perfect natural way to sleep. Lavender helps with sleep, relaxation and anxiety.  Another great oil promoting sleep is Valerian.

Oils are great for hair health; most shampoos contain ingredients that are actually harmful for you.  One ingredient is propylene glycol which is actually antifreeze.  But oils actually help with revitalizing your hair and can aid in getting rid of dandruff. So no more itchy scalp for you to deal with.

Therapeutic oils are great for inflammation.  Inflammation is caused by several things such as poor diet, reaction to certain chemicals and heavy metals.  Single oils that will help include chamomile, thyme and clove.

Essentials oils assist in protecting against colds and viruses. The reason they help so much is because they have antimicrobial properties.  Oils are very effective in assisting with respiratory support.  They can be inhaled directly helping with your lungs, ear, nose and throat issues.  Oils that can help with those issues are rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, clove and Thieves.

Oils are great for soothing scrapes, sunburns, burns and minor cuts. Therapeutic oils work as an antiseptic and clean out the wound. Oils that help these wounds include tea tree and lavender.

Whenever using Essential Oils make sure you are always using 100% pure therapeutic grade Essential Oils. Most store bought oils contain additives and chemicals and are not safe for skin application. These oils tend to be more expensive but they are well worth the price.

So you are probably wondering if there is a way to get Therapeutic Grade Oils at a great price right?  The best way to do this is to buy your oils wholesale. These great discounts are no longer reserved to store owners or health professionals. Find a simple way to buy all your therapeutic grade oils at wholesale by visiting my Wholesale Essential Oil website.

Healthy Remedies For Stress, Anxiety, and Obesity

Advancements in science and technology today have totally modernized how people live their lives. The improvements of the 21st century medical care science have prolonged the rate of longevity and even wiped out several incurable diseases.

These modern wonders have fallen short on eliminating two problematic issues that are affecting people nowadays: Anxiety and Stress. Regardless of the dietary supplements that you use, or the physical exercise program that you try… No one can gain immunity out of life worries.

The other health issue that creates challenges to medical science is obesity. Based on the U.S Obesity Society research, around 64% of Americans have become overweight. The unhealthy eating habit, the convenience of transportation, as well as working in a less active environment have all contributed to the growth of obesity.

Another leading issue that the media put aside is emotional stress. Emotional stress is the leading cause of obesity today. What comes to your mind whenever you attempt to tackle a deadline? It’s Food. What comes to your mind whenever you become stressed? It’s Food. What comes to your mind whenever you feel over-worked? It’s Food. You start to crave for food to calm your senses down and divert your mind away from your troubles. You possibly can even hear it calling in your mind “Come over to me and taste me! “How tasty am I today?” Your thoughts are now filled up with the images of donuts, candies and cookies.

Eating is mostly used to ease a troubled soul. People that are stressed are much more at risk of giving in to food craving. Research have shown that an average healthy individual carries around seven pounds of toxins. Therefore, it is not difficult to think about the amount of toxin an obese individual carries around. Other scientific studies showed that ten percent of those who are obese actually started over-eating as a way to relieve themselves from anxieties. The enjoyment of eating turned out to become an effective way to block off every negative feelings.

Having a sound body with a healthy mind is something that we cannot achieve separately. In fact, our minds have a massive impact on the way our body feels. Our body is a reflection of our mental and emotional state. Obesity might be an indicator of a severe psychological and emotional issue.

Anxiety and Emotional stress, being the indirect reasons behind over-eating and obesity, need to be solved to prevent serious health issues.

Besides managing your diet, you also need to control your emotions. Everyday stress at work and home can be become excessive. The majority of the urban workers and business owners are caught up in a life of continuous rush. A very busy life can turn out to be so hectic which affect our eating habit. Just watch a regular restaurant in the center of a business area, you will probably observe people gobbling up every since food in their plate… not really savoring the meal. To make matters worse, they consume large amounts of food thinking that they need to restore their body system after a very busy day. Instead of consuming a good nutritious food, they eat foods that are high in fat and calories which are poor for one’s health and wellness.

Mental Health Help and Wisdom in Dreams

When I was in the beginning of my scientific research I believed I should have studied in a University because it would be simpler to be accepted by the scientific community. However, when I could discover the existence of our anti-conscience into the biggest part of our brain I understood why I had to learn everything based only on the superior knowledge given to me by the divine unconscious mind, which produces our dreams.

The unconscious mind showed me the truth behind the apparent reality, relating science to religion. The anti-conscience is our wild conscience, which didn’t evolve like our human conscience.

The existence of this wild content and its interference in our conscious mind is the most important matter of our lives. However, nobody can see the truth behind the apparent reality.

The anti-conscience is an invisible enemy. It generates mental illnesses within our conscience whenever we follow its absurd thoughts. Even before generating a mental illness, it keeps interfering in our logical system.

The salvation for the human being is the obedience to divine wisdom. However, the logical traps of the anti-conscience make our human conscience follow the absurd thoughts that invade our conscious mind whenever we are depressed or revolted for some reason. We accept what is bad without criticism because we want to get revenge, because we want to get rid of our unbearable pain, and because we have no conditions to reasonably think about anything.

Even worse that this trap is the fact that the interference of absurd thoughts in our reasoning system doesn’t begin only if we are depressed or revolted. The anti-conscience uses many other ways to influence and control our behavior.

When you learn the dream language you start seeing the truth behind the apparent reality. You are able to practically read people’s minds, and you have trustful information about how your future will be unfolded, depending on your attitude.

This means that you start identifying the existence of the anti-conscience in everyone’s behavior, the same way you identify the influence of your anti-conscience in your reasoning system. You understand how the anti-conscience’s absurdity determines your behavior whenever you follow its absurd thoughts. You learn how to completely eliminate the influence of your wild side, without being a passive victim of various instinctive reactions.

This practice will give you relief, especially if you have serious psychological problems. By translating the meaning of your dreams and observing the influence of your anti-conscience into your conscience you will stop blaming yourself for various mistakes, since you will understand that these mistakes were imposed by your anti-conscience.

Those who are proud of their intelligence and their achievements cannot agree with the existence of absurdity into their own brain. They have a strong human conscience, since their anti-conscience didn’t manage to destroy a big portion of their conscience yet.

However, the mentally ill have already lost a big portion of their human conscience. They are relieved from heavy guilt when they understand that their absurd behavior is not the result of their own actions, but the result of their anti-conscience’s control. The anti-conscience is their animal personality; it doesn’t belong to their human conscience. This means that their conscience cannot be blamed for their mistakes and sins.

Everyone should prevent craziness, since everyone can become mentally ill at any time. However, nobody understands the importance of preventing the complete destruction of their human conscience before having psychological problems.

The unconscious mind shows you in your dreams the truth behind the apparent reality because it is God’s mind. Before seriously understanding the truth about the human nature, you have to understand that you are safe and you will be protected if you will obey the divine guidance.

God helps you trust His sanctity. First of all you understand that you can become a genius and attain spiritual perfection. When you have this knowledge, you understand that it will be advantageous for you to follow the guidance you have, even if it is against your initial plans. You realize you have to fight your anti-conscience, without being indifferent to its absurdity. This absurdity is causing numerous problems in your life.

You have to concentrate your attention on the brilliant future you will have when you will manage to finally eliminate the negative content you have inherited through consciousness. Before understanding the truth about the human nature you have to understand that you can evolve and you can become a perfect human being, even if you are mentally ill, and you already have made numerous mistakes.

You need this conviction so that you may look at the truth behind the apparent reality without being discouraged by the absurdity and the evilness you have inherited, and by the wickedness of the world. By understanding that there are solutions and you can attain a higher level of knowledge, you find the courage you need to fight your anti-conscience and the absurdity of the world.

If you have a strong human conscience you feel that you can control your behavior and you don’t need psychotherapy, but this is a dangerous impression. If you have an anti-conscience, this means that you can suddenly have panic attacks and dizziness. You can have a series of absurd thoughts, anxiety, and many unbearable sensations without any logical explanation.