Stress is a negative reaction of the human organism following a physical or nervous trauma. Generally, it manifests itself as insomnia, loss of appetite, chronic fatigue and physiological or psychological disorders. If left untreated, it can lead to a number of illnesses, such as high blood pressure, general fatigue or heart problems. In addition to medical solutions, traditional remedies are the most recommended to ease the situation. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know about stress.
1. Using plants
As soon as the first signs of stress appear (fatigue, insomnia, tense muscles), the use of herbal teas becomes a reflex for some people. These remedies are of Indian, Japanese and African origin. The most effective are chamomile, green tea, valium, passionflower, valerian and citronella. Indeed, thanks to their soothing virtues, these plants alleviate the aches and physiological irritations caused by stress, calm the nerves and boost sleep. As a result, these plants eliminate discomfort and fatigue.
In addition, lavender’s calming properties should also be noted. Inhaling a handkerchief containing a drop of its essential oil is enough to reduce the effects of stress.
2. Healing with traditional therapies
Some traditional therapies are medically proven to be effective against all forms of stress. These are air therapy, colour therapy and music therapy. Clean air, colourful colours and music have a soothing and healing effect on the human body. The focus is on the satisfaction and balance of the sense organs (smell, sight and hearing). This brings peace, serenity and inner well-being. These feelings relieve the patient and eliminate all forms of stress.
These therapies can be practiced in a didactic way. However, for optimal results, coaching at a wellness centre is highly recommended.
3. Maintaining the body
Stress is usually caused by the daily routine. As a result, the muscles are tense, which leads to physical and nervous discomfort. In order to remedy this, the muscles must be relaxed and strengthened through physical and sports exercises (jogging, team sports, stretching). In practice, the more the patient tires and sweats, the more he eliminates all forms of stress.
In addition, it is important to know that body massage is a gentler and more direct way of relaxing the muscles. This practice makes the muscles more flexible and relaxes the body. The principle here is the same: once the muscles are relaxed, the stress disappears.
4. Practising meditation
On the one hand, meditation is a spiritual work of restoring mental well-being and consequently has a positive impact on the body’s health. In theory, it combines concentration and relaxation in order to reject negative energies and promote positive thoughts. In this way, stress disappears, and well-being is restored.
On the other hand, meditation is a self-examination. Taking this step encourages you to prioritize the ‘me’ over everything else. You have to be selfish and think of yourself first in order to love yourself. This examination will encourage you to go beyond yourself and do simple and rewarding things like achieving your goals or expressing your feelings for someone. Depending on the possibilities, you can also indulge in more expensive whims like installing a 3D effect tile in your living room or buying a new car. The most important thing is to think about yourself and treat yourself to something that will eradicate all forms of stress.
Whatever form of meditation is chosen, it has the merit of being independent. Indeed, knowing how to manage your own stress is a vital asset for the stability of your body and mind. Sound off in the comments section below, and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about stress.