Relieving stress is one of the most common issues we deal with on a daily basis. Maybe it’s the stress of a given moment or something lurking in the background of our thoughts, but it’s there and it needs to be dealt with.
There are a number of natural remedies for relieving stress that are widely accepted in the clinical community and beyond.
Exercise has long been considered a positive outlet for relieving stress, generating endorphins and expending pent up energies. If it’s outdoor exercise then there’s the added benefit of Vitamin D from the Sun, an essential component of a healthy immune system and mediating depression. Controlled breathing exercises help bring the body back to a steady state, and if the air you’re breathing is scented with natural aroma lavender, then so much the better.
Diet is an important part of maintaining the critical balance of chemicals, attitudes and energies in your body. A balanced diet is always a good place to start relieving stress. For moments when stress becomes overwhelming, healing elixirs like chamomile and green tea can be soothing.
Mindfulness is the principle behind practices like meditation and prayer, but it’s not a religious act. Being quiet and focusing inward for a time can do wonders for the mind. Taking time to reflect on our attitudes and refocus our energies makes us feel more in control, limiting stress to a manageable level. We cease to feel inflicted on and instead become a source of positive energy.
For our clients at the Clinic of Alternative Medicine in Key West, we provide the next level of accessible and effective therapies for stress and stress-related issues.
Vitamin B Complex Injections
This vitamin is critical part of maintaining healthy blood flow and preventing heart disease. A Vitamin B Complex injection can give your system a boost when other methods fail. We also carry a full line of herbal medicinal supplements that can be included as part of a daily diet to relieve stress.
We offer massage as a popular remedy and for good reason. Stress can easily be brought on by the conditions of our modern lifestyle. Long periods spent in a seated position can put serious stress on lower back muscles, while long periods spent standing can refer pain all the way from the ankles to the neck. Or maybe you’re storing up stress in areas like the neck and shoulders. A skilled massage therapist can pinpoint problem areas and help relieve tense muscles.
Acupuncture has remained a consistent treatment for stress over millennia. Accessing specifics points in the body’s energy pathways and restoring the flow to areas shut off by stress can make a person feel like new. As the tension ebbs away, relief enters in, creating a sense of calm and wellness that was literally physically closed off due to stress.
If you’re experiencing stress-related issues, call me at the Clinic of Alternative Medicine in Key West at 305-296-5358 or book an appointment below. I’ll be happy to help.
Best wishes for great health,
Dr. Ashley Hoyt, A.P.