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Your body is designed to handle briefperiods of stress from time to time. But too much isn’t good for body or soul. Take control of your stress naturally with these tips
Even when you can’t change a difficult situation, you have some control over the way you deal with stress . So if you’re pulling out your hair, biting your nails to the quick, or worrying yourself into a tizzy, try these techniques to loosen stress’s grip and restore a sense of sanity.
Dose with de-stressors
• Ever since ancient Greeks began enjoying chamomile tea , it has been praised for its healing properties. Today, when an estimated one million cups are drunk each day throughout the world, herbalists and naturopathic doctors praise chamo­mile as a wonderful remedy for stress. Drink one cup three times a day.
• You can also add chamomile, along with other calming herbs such as lavender and valerian, to bathwater for a nerve-soothing soak. Wrap the dried herbs in a piece of cheesecloth and hold it under the faucet while you fill the tub.
• Get more vitamin C. In one study, under-pressure people who took 1,000 milligrams of C had milder increases in blood pressure and brought their stress hormone levels back to normal more quickly than people who didn’t take it.
Beat stress with your mind
• Closely studied by Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard University, the relaxation response has been clinically proven to short-circuit stress. Sit in a comfortable position ina quiet place. Close your eyes. Now choose a word or phrase to focus on (“It’s okay,” for example). As you concentrate on breathing in and out, repeat the phrase each time you exhale. If you get distracted by other thoughts, gently put them out of your mind and return to your word or phrase. Continue for 10 to 20 minutes. Practice at least once a day
The information on this site is not a substitute for a physician. If you are in doubt about the seriousness of your ailment you must consult a qualified physician.

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