Roughly 40 million adults experience mental health issues with anxiousness in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Are you one of those 40 million? Do you suffer from a racing pulse, a tightened chest, or feelings of “fight or flight”?  If you are, there are many holistic ways to help overcome those feelings of anxiousness! Read on for 10 ways you can help bring yourself back to a relaxed state and move forward with your day.

What Causes Anxiousness?

Though anxiousness originates in the brain, the physical symptoms that result from it can change the way you respond to events in your life and behave in certain situations. First and foremost, anxiousness can develop in several different ways. It may be forged by years of experiences and traumatic events, or it might be something you’ve been born with (something that’s part of your DNA). 

Generally speaking, neurotransmitters—the chemicals in your body that send messages to your brain about how you think, feel, act, react, etc.—directly affect the way your brain responds to certain situations. The three leading neurotransmitters are serotonin, GABA, and norepinephrine, and an imbalance in these hormones will affect your brain in different ways. If, for example, your brain isn’t getting enough serotonin, chances are you’ll experience symptoms of anxiousness. 

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Symptoms of Anxiousness

Anxiousness is an expansive term, one person’s definition may differ from another’s. In general, people often feel restless, antsy, and/or afraid. Thoughts race and concentrating may be difficult. People suffering from this issue may feel uneasy and panicked. They may experience physical symptoms such as sweating, chest tightness, upset stomach, and dizziness. 

Energy healing can be a wonderful way to help support your mental health, and has improved feelings of anxiousness for many of our clients! However, if you consistently experience these symptoms, and they have a negative impact on your daily life, we recommend contacting a mental health professional for additional help.

10 Holistic Ways to Help Ease Feelings of Anxiousness

Because anxiousness is a naturally provoked emotion, treating it with natural remedies can often help you deal with this mental health struggle in a safe, effective, and noninvasive manner. Below are 10 holistic options that may help you!

1. Breathing Exercises

One of the easiest—and most reliable—ways to calm down and cope with anxiousness is to utilize your own breathing. As you start to panic, your breathing becomes erratic. Forcing your lungs to behave more regularly can help turn off the alarms in the whole body. There are a number of techniques that can achieve this, but one of the simplest is just to focus on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat as many times as necessary.

2. Physical Activity

If you’re overflowing with nervous energy, give it an outlet. Exercise and physical activity can help reduce the levels of stress hormones in your body and boost endorphin levels, making you feel happier. Plus, it’s good for you!

3. Dietary Supplements

Including minerals that support calm and peace, your diet can be a helpful, natural way to combat feelings of anxiousness. Magnesium helps promote sleep, muscle relaxation, and a good state of mind. Sufficient intake of vitamin B and calcium can also help keep you feeling calm. Add more of these essential minerals to your diet through foods such as whole grain cereals, leafy green vegetables, and dairy products. A vitamin supplement can be a good way to ensure you’re getting enough of these important minerals.

4. Herbal Supplements

Many natural herbs can have a profound effect on how your body responds to anxious energies. Brewing an herbal tea with calming properties, such as chamomile, lavender, or lemon balm can be a nice way to relax.Kava and Passionflower, for example, have been proven to relieve mild to moderate anxiousness. Please note, however, that if you are currently taking medications to help with these issues, you should speak with a medical professional before taking herbal supplements. 

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5. Avoid Stimulants

Common drugs such as nicotine and caffeine can induce feelings of anxiousness. These stimulants release adrenaline into the body, which signals stress to the brain. If you’re struggling with anxiousness, try avoiding these, and see if you feel calmer!

6. Meditation

Meditation has long been known to have benefits for your mental health. Meditation’s focus on controlled breathing can help calm you down (as mentioned above), but it’s more than that. Spending time dedicated to peaceful contemplation allows you to disconnect mentally, putting your body into a relaxed state that even sleep struggles to rival. Daily meditation provides practice at achieving this calmness, making it easier to do when you’re suffering from feelings of anxiousness.

7. Getting Away

Sometimes, you just need to unplug. Whether it’s a weeklong cruise, a weekend getaway, an afternoon hike, or a day of relaxing at home, giving yourself some distance from the pressures, worries, and triggers that cause your feelings of anxiousness can help you reset and give you the mental energy necessary to give it another try.

8. Sleep

When in doubt, get some shut-eye. Take a nap, go to bed early, and sleep in on your day off. However you do it, get yourself the rest that you need. Sufficient rest supports all the functions of the body and can be an effective way to reduce feelings of anxiousness. If you’re struggling to sleep, try soothing your nerves first by meditating, doing breathing exercises, or drinking something warm. 

9. Release Trapped Emotions

Anxiousness can come from an array of different causes. For some, it might be a genetic predisposition that affects multiple members of the same family. For others, traumatic events, painful memories, and prolonged development of negative feelings can spur these feelings. In addition to causing serious emotional damage, mental stress can also have a negative effect on your physical health, mental well-being, and meaningful relationships. These negative, often subconscious feelings, are called trapped emotions.

The energy healing techniques we teach can help alleviate the symptoms of stress so that you can get back to living your life. Contact us today for more information.

10. Talk to a professional

Therapy can be a great option for those suffering from feelings of anxiousness. In fact, many therapists even specialize in helping people who are experiencing these feelings. Joining support groups online or in person can also help. Consider sharing your feelings with someone, and reaching out for help!

Can Energy Healing Help with Feelings of Anxiousness?

Along with natural remedies like frequent exercise, a healthy diet, and regular consumption of herbal supplements, holistic practices such as energy healing can help people find more calm. As a means of accessing your subconscious mind, The Emotion Code employs various methods like muscle testing, chakra balancing, and magnet healing to gather information about your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Muscle testing, for example, allows practitioners to gain insight into the subconscious by asking specific closed-ended questions.

If you’re turning to energy healing to help with feelings of anxiousness, the questions your practitioner will ask you will likely refer to traumatic experiences that happened in your past or painful memories you can’t seem to lay to rest. Depending on how your muscles respond to these questions, practitioners can then release the trapped emotions. Often, our clients report that releasing these trapped emotions or other imbalances has an immediate impact on their feelings of distress!

Though energy healing is not an instantaneous fix that eradicates all anxiousness, it can dramatically improve your quality of life. When used over time and practiced in conjunction with other healing arts such as therapy, meditation, and yoga, energy healing can be used as a highly effective method for managing anxiousness — leading to a better, more rounded, and balanced life.

Benefits of Energy Healing for Anxiousness

Energy healing is all-natural, with no heavy chemicals or manufactured drugs involved. For those who wish to manage their feelings in a form that is natural to the body, energy healing is an excellent choice. Energy healing can be used in conjunction with fitness, yoga, and even Reiki. Energy healing is focused on helping you live in a natural, positive state through organic means.