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How To Get Good Weed For Stress Relief
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the nature of the stress, your resilience, and your resources for support. In general, getting consistent rest, healthy meals, and exercise will help. Also meditation practices can help. Directly addressing and dealing with the issues contributing to your stress are essential. Discussing your personal situation with a therapist may help you pull things together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sexual activity and desire for it are one of natures basic mechanisms for survival of the species. Like eating, sleeping, activity. When one goes without these one gets hungry, sleepy, and in the case of sex deprivation may lead to frustration both physically and mentally, creating anxiety. Each of us has different levels of need. This is why masturbation is a relief mechanism. ...Read more
Stress Less: Ways to address stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Very good for most: Swisse stress relief is primarily an extract of ashwagandha, a herb used in India for thousands of years with many proven benefits, along with Vitamin C. See http://tinyurl.com/zwvoejp for a good review of its many benefits. I recommend Ashwagandha to most of my patients. It is in the nightshade family and there are a few people who don't tolerate it, but most will have many benefits. ...Read more
Music: Try some music that you find relaxing. ...Read more
Is 2 40 minute runs a day for stress relief, one in the morning and one in the evening, a good idea?
Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more
I'm a runner and run a lot. Sometimes though i get weak, dizzy and experience numbness. Am i pushing too hard? I love to run, it's a great stress relief, though occasionally i think i run too much. Earlier this year i was getting weak a lot and went to th
Perhaps: From one crazy runner to another: you may be pushing too hard. It sounds like you perceived effort is a 10. I'd suggest you invest in a heart rate monitor to watch your training and see your doctor to make sure your heart status is ok. Note if you are looking to cross train and things check out ok you should consider insanity and asylum training programs. Really helped my running. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Rhodiola rosea: I can't comment on the specific product made by this company in terms of its quality. But the herb rhodiola rosea is considered to be an "adaptogen, " purportedly increasing the body's resistance to stressors (physical, chemical, emotional, or biological), which may then reduce exhaustion, fatigue, anxiety, aging, or illness. Some research evidence supports this. http://tinyurl.com/mnjz43j. ...Read more
Rhodiola rosea: I can't comment on the specific product, in terms of quality or safety. But the herb rhodiola rosea is considered to be an "adaptogen, " purportedly increasing the body's resistance to stressors (physical, chemical, emotional, or biological), which may then reduce exhaustion, fatigue, anxiety, aging, or illness. Some research evidence supports this. http://tinyurl.com/mnjz43j. ...Read more
Relaxation: Hypnosis often but not always involves relaxation, which may help. But a trained therapist may also be able to use hypnosis to explore the reasons behind the stress. Ego strengthening during hypnosis may also help. This requires skill and experience; look for a therapist with credentials from asch- american soc of clinical hypnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this ...Read more
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