Herbal News: Stress Related Problems and Help with Herbal Remedies
Holistic Health Newsletter on Herbal Remedies to Help Reduce Stress
If stress is not handled properly, more serious illnesses may result. Read the following article from Herbal
Remedies sharing help for coping with stress and learn the health damage stress can cause.
You will also learn of Herbal Remedies especially formulated for stress reduction naturally, without drugs.
Herbal Newsletters – Herbal Health Solutions for Coping with Stress: Stress Reduction with Herbal Remedies
How Serious a Threat to Your Health is Stress?
Many believe that practically every illness has stress reaction as a contributing factor. Someone who handles
stress well just simply doesn’t get sick.
How often are the times you have caught a cold or flu also been times when you were worried or stressed about
something more than normal, or even dealing with some kind of trauma?
This is why it is wise to remember whatever remedies you choose for temporary relief, there must in addition
be conscious work toward releasing stress patterns and habits that keep the worry mode, or anxiety in place.
Here’s something to think about. Is stress different today than it was a few decades ago? Contemporary stress
tends to be more pervasive, persistent and insidious because it stems primarily from psychological rather
than physical threats. It is associated with ingrained and immediate reactions over which we have no control
and were originally designed to be beneficial such as:
- The heart rate and blood pressure soar to increase the flow of blood to the brain to improve decision
- The blood sugar rises to furnish more fuel for energy as the result of the breakdown of glycogen, fat
and protein stores.
- The blood is shunted away from the gut, where its not immediately needed for purposes of digestion. It
goes to the large muscles of the arms and legs to provide more strength in combat, or greater speed in
getting away from a scene of potential peril.
- Also clotting occurs more quickly to prevent blood loss from lacerations or internal hemorrhage.
These and myriad of other immediate and automatic responses have been exquisitely honed over the lengthy course
of human evolution as life saving measures to facilitate primitive man’s ability to deal with physical challenges.
However, the nature of stress for modern man is not an occasional confrontation with a saber-toothed tiger
or a hostile warrior but rather a host of emotional threats like getting stuck in traffic and fights or misunderstandings
with customers, co-workers, or family members, that often occur several times a day.
Unfortunately, our bodies still react with these same, archaic fight or flight responses that are not only
unuseful but potentially damaging and deadly. Repeatedly invoked, it is not hard to see how they can contribute
to hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, neck or low back pain and other “Diseases
Visit www.stress.org for more information on stress, which
they call America’s #1 Health Problem
Feeling a Bit Stressed These Days?
You’re not alone! Traffic jams, deadlines, bills to pay, job changes, endless chores and errands, relationships,
family problems, it’s always something and of course we are on the brink of war. You Can’t even go to the
mail box without worrying about anthrax or small pox. Every time I try to relax and picture myself frolicking
through a field of daisies, there are suddenly nuclear explosions everywhere.
experienced by everyone at one time or another. It requires the body to make physical and chemical adjustments
in order to maintain the necessary physiological balance for survival. A racing heart, a burst of energy,
and muscle tension are the body’s physical responses to stress. When faced with danger, some of the first
stress reactions are a rise in blood pressure, quicker breathing and heart beat, and dilated pupils. Sight
and hearing become more alert.
This reaction is an instinctive response that protects us from threats to our survival. Physiological changes
are part of the “fight or flight” response, which prepares and energizes a person to confront or
flee from danger. After the threat has passed or a change takes place, the “alarm” signs disappear.
The body is still aroused but is adapting to the change.
When you “gear up” under stress, your body begins to do more of some things and less of others.
For example, blood circulation increases, but digestion slows down or even stops. First symptoms of these
digestive orders may be Persistent Indigestion or Colitis.
Once the stress ends, your body goes to work to restore the balance. However, if stress returns too soon,
your body will never have time to get back on an even keel. Eventually, this can lead to major health problems.
Exhaustion occurs, causing damage to the person’s physical and emotional well-being. If the stress is short-term,
chances are good that it can be dealt with. It is long-term stress that causes the body to break down and
has many real physical effects.
Some of the disorders associated with stress are:
- High blood pressure
- Weakened Immune System
- Higher Cholesterol Levels
- Migraine Headaches
- Loss of Appetite
- Increased Appetite
If stress is not handled properly, then more serious illnesses will result.
There is no escape from stress. You must learn how to handle it.
Relaxation is often difficult. But necessary to alleviate the stress. B-Complex
Vitamins are very important for proper functioning of the nervous system and to reduce anxiety.
Deep breathing and Aromatherapy can help you relax and shake off stress. Many people find Meditation helps
them relax and handle stress.
Herbs and Supplements to Help you Relax
has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, it promotes relaxation in persons leading a hectic lifestyle
has been used traditionally for nervous disorders and irritability. It has been known to be beneficial in
Flower acts like a sedative. Recent studies have pointed to the flavonoids in passion flower as the
primary constituents responsible for its relaxing and anti anxiety effects.
considered the best general nerve tonic of all the nervine herbs.
helpful as a digestive aid, tranquilizer and immunostimulant. It helps with mild sleep disorders, nervous
stress on the heart and normalizes irregular heart beat. Research has confirmed its anti-fatigue, anti-stress
the relaxing qualities of the benzodiazepine class of drugs without negative side effects. Relora is an exciting
new natural anti-anxiety, anti-stress relief formula that helps control stress-related eating and drinking
Nerves & Tension
Tincture soothes the nervous system to help reduce stress.
Formula combines popular herbs like Valerian, Hops and Black Cohosh traditionally used to relax the
be taken to calm the body in much the same way as diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), and other
tranquilizers, but without fear, of addiction. GABA has been used in the treatment of epilepsy, hypertension,
an essential amino acid and a precursor of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine (adrenaline)
and the thyroid hormones. Used to treat insomnia, depression and anxiety, as an appetite suppressor, elevates
Rescue Remedy contains a combination of five flower essences to help balance the emotions, relieve
stress, and reduce fear and nervousness in stressful, traumatic or emergency situations such as receiving
sudden bad news, family upset, bereavement, before an exam, meeting, interview, performing, giving a
speech, and going to the dentist or hospital.
Avoid caffeine, sugar, white flour products. Do not eat junk foods! Take a quality daily Multi-Vitamin/Mineral
Supplement. A good diet will give you the strength to keep your nervous system and immune system
in shape, and help to cope with outside influences.
visit Herbal Remedies. Read additional information on all the symptoms listed above, as well
as all the natural herbal remedies and supplements in this article.
Copyright: Herbal Remedies USA LLC – Deb Jackson
Deb Jackson is an Herbalist, Freelance Writer, Editor, Artist. Visit More of Her Work at www.altnature.com
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