How Can You Beat Social Anxiety with Natural Solutions?
If you know you have, or if you have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, you may feel depressed and utterly helpless. I know how you are feeling! However don’t give up! There is no need to feel out of control. There are a few alternative treatments for social anxiety you can use to try and beat your anxiety symptoms.
There are some factors you have to consider when looking at treatment options for social anxiety, such as the rate of effectiveness of the treatment, its availability and its cost.
Some treatments may not seem expensive at first but the treatment period can last a very long time so the cost can certainly pile up.
Seeing a doctor would seem like a normal course of action when looking for a treatment, but ironically, this is one of the things that social anxiety sufferers are most fearful of — meeting and interacting with people outside their immediate family and close circles of friends…and that includes a doctor.
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One of the most helpful for finding a sense of calm is the use of herbal anxiety supplements or homeopathic remedies for social anxiety. There are many different herbal supplements that can help ease anxiety and all its symptoms.
This natural option does not cause any negative side effects provided you use the supplements properly. You don’t need to see a doctor for a prescription either because herbal supplements may be purchased by anyone over the counter.
Another advantage of using herbal anxiety supplements is that you can go through the entire treatment process in private. No one needs to know that you are undergoing treatment for your anxiety! Herbal remedies are also quite accessible and can be purchased at affordable prices in any pharmacy or herbal supplies shop. Furthermore, you can even order your herbal supplements online.
- Two popular herbal remedies are kava kava and valerian root.
- Many people find these very effective and they are safe to use. However, if you are already taking medications to manage your anxiety, please consult with your doctor because the combination of too many treatments may not be good for you.
As mentioned, both of these herbs can give natural help for social anxiety but they work in slightly different ways.
- Valerian root relaxes the nervous system, reducing your stress level and giving you a feeling of calmness. It can also be used to promote restful sleep at night.
- Kava kava, on the other hand, improves your mood and makes you feel happier and less stressed out.
Therapy or Self Help
If you are looking for a self-help solution or therapy, there is cognitive-behavior therapy or CBT which is highly recommended by psychologists because it does not involve the use of medications and works primarily by addressing the causes of your social anxiety. However, many people are still quite averse to the idea of therapy because they associate it with doctors and medications.
There are also self-help programs you can follow yourself. You are not stuck with having to go to therapy sessions!
Other than these treatments, you can also get natural help by doing relaxation exercises that focus on your breathing techniques. Yoga and meditation are some forms of these relaxation methods that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
If you are more of the adventurous type, you can try acupuncture which has been said to be one of the best ways to cure social anxiety and other psychological and medical problems. I personally haven’t tried this one, have you?