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are there natural stress relief techniques?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Mindfulness is an effective way to get rid of stress and anxiety without meds.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are there any good stress relief exercises I could do?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Mindfulness: There are many books on "mindfulness" that help with anxiety and stress without medication.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can stress relief cause periods?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes and no: Your monthly cycle is a pretty huge investment of energy by your body. Being overly stressed (or exercising vigorously) can cause your body to go into survival mode, including having your periods become irregular or even stop in order to conserve energy. Reducing stress can allow your body to resume normal functioning, including allowing your periods to become regular again.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are some good stress relief techniques for on the road?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Music: Try some music that you find relaxing.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to get good weed for stress relief?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Consider: Some herbs for stress include: catnip, camomille, valarian root, hops, skull cap, passion flower, rhodiola or kava kava for starters....
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you please describe common natural stress relief techniques?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Heres a few.: Try deep breathing exercises, acupuncture, tai chi & aerobic activity. Aerobic activity can help to release muscle tension & cause brain release of endorphins. Consider a brisk walk, jogging, running, swimming, cycling (doing it in the midst of mother nature is all the better). Take care.

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