Have a good cry and relieve stress

smiley_cryingA good way of relieving stress is to have a good cry.  You are not weak if you cry but naturally getting rid of feelings that might be damaging your health.

Society seems to dictate when we are allowed to cry such as funerals and weddings and women are judged less than men for crying.  Other cultures are more relaxed about crying, for instance, Italians have no such reservation about crying in public.

Most of us do cry though more often than we admit.  society though expects us to deal with our families, work and friends with calm assurance, meeting crises and catastrophes without breaking down.  it is important for our health and happiness however that we can release these tensions at appropriate times and tears are a good way to do this.

Tears are used as a device and if you pick a safe place and time to release these emotions then you are preventing yourself from those tensions building into severe stress or anxiety.

Think about what would work for you.  A few examples would be to watch a sad movie, take yourself off to a private place or hug a loved one but this is a very individual thing and you will know what works for you, so, have a good cry, release stress and be a more healthy person.

Can you use Chinese medicine effectively for anxiety disorder help?

Basic Acupuncture.

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Even in the Western world, Eastern medicine has found its place in treating certain ailments and conditions.  Chinese medicine in particular is popular with various herbal formulations being sold not only in oriental drugstores but in mainstream retails stores and pharmacies as well.  One particular segment of the market that is served by Chinese medicine is those who are looking for anxiety disorder help.

Anxiety disorders are usually concerned with psychological roots and occasionally hormonal or chemical imbalances.  Chinese medicine is effective in providing anxiety disorder help owing to its spiritual roots and relaxation benefits. As an anxiety disorder help, Chinese medicine serves to counteract the negative energies that are thought to be the cause of anxiety.  These treatments include either or a combination of herbal medication and acupuncture therapy.

Several herbs are usually combined in formulations that are known to ease anxiety, stress and other ailments.  Among those herbs that are combined in Chinese medicine to treat anxiety disorders include Polygonum Root, Ginseng, Licorice Root, Duanwood Reishi, Jujube Date, Dang Gui Root, Cynomorium Herb, Rehmannia Root, and Polyrachis Ant.  These herbal treatments usually come in pills, tea bags, powders, and tonics among others.

Chinese accupuncture is also an acceptable way of treating anxiety disorders.  Western doctors have been known to recommend acupuncture as an alternative treatment method not only for anxiety disorders but other ailments as well.  Acupuncture therapy is all natural and safe if performed by trained therapists.  This particular treatment has been practiced since ancient times to keep Qi or energy moving in a smooth and balance manner through the meridians or channels under our skin.  Anxiety, stress, anger, fear, grief, infections, and trauma are among those that are addressed by acupunture therapy.

So you can see now that Chinese medicine has its place with helping with  anxiety disorder.

Work stress and the economy today

bhp2Many of us are stressed about work and how the economy will affect our jobs.  Work stress and anxiety are on the increase and many of us are suffering because of the uncertainty of losing our jobs or losing income because of a cut in hours etc.   Losing our job can be a challenging crises in our lives and we may be affected by many emotions including sadness, anger and anxiety. Frustration can also be experienced while trying to find a new job or with job agencies or even with family and friends who don’t really understand what you are going through emotionally.

Some of these potential sources of stress include:

• Role conflict
• Role ambiguity
• Working relations
• Overload
• Control (or lack of it)
• Feedback (or lack of it)
• Support from colleagues (or lack of it)
• Uncertainty over job future

Work stress and pressure anxiety may come from doing extra hours just so you can keep your job and this puts not only stress on you, but your family, your friends and your lifestyle.  You don’t have the time you had before for leisure, being a parent or a loving spouse or friend.  It may be that you don’t like what you do in your job or the people you work with.  How can you improve the way you feel about these issues?  How can you get stress tips?

Think about how you can make your job more enjoyable for yourself.  Why don’t you try and enhance the skills you have?  Another idea is to where possible  pace your work out and you will find that work stress and anxiety will reduce also. The job and stress don’t have to go hand in hand, you can decide that you wont let it take over your life.

What you shouldn’t do is let it affect your health.  Your health is one of the most important part of your life so keeping healthy will also help make you feel happier with yourself as you have some control over this aspect of your life.  Make sure you eat well and choose healthy food to feed your nerves.  Take a healthy lunch to work and include some fruit every day.  The fructose will give you an energy boost without the high calories.

Exercise is also important at this time when you may have work stress because it helps you release the stress in your body.  We say we don’t have time to exercise in our hectic lives but making some time even if its 15 minutes a day will see your stress levels improve.  Maybe it means you get up that little bit earlier in the morning or you go for a walk at lunchtime.  Try and make some time for exercise.

You can be in control of work stress and if you just follow a few of those ideas above it will improve.

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How to reduce Debt Stress

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Many of us worry about our ability meet a loan or some other debt repayment and this causes debt stress.   It has become so easy for us to pay for what we want with credit cards whereas in the past we may have saved for it.

Negative stress from money worries is blamed for all sorts of physical ailments such as hypertension, insomnia, obesity and hives to mention just a few. Did you know that you are more likely to have health problems than those people who are debt free?  Why is that do you think?  Well, worrying about money causes anxiety, sleeping problems, anger and other behavioral problems and affects our overall physical health.

There are some ways you can help yourself with debt stress and these are:

Talk about it
That sounds simple doesn’t it but many of us don’t seek help.  Unresolved frustration leads to negative stress.  Fix the frustration and you fix the stress.  See a financial adviser or bank and for our health you should consult a doctor.

Understand why
Look into why this has come about and accept what you can’t change now and change what you can.

Meditation and exercise can reduce stress and tension.

Look at how you react to stress
What can you do to change this?

These are just 4 ways you can help your current situation but long term planning will help you avoid the problems in the future.  Don’t forget to stay positive and practical and don’t less debt stress get to you.

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