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Quick Natural Anxiety and Stress Relief Remedies

By Conscious Owl | Inner Peace

Feb 22
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Anxiety and stress have recently become popular words in our daily language. Think about it… anxiety, worry, stomach ulcers… they all have become the norm and part of our daily routine. Rather disturbing, right?

On the other hand, it doesn’t have to be that way. When a tough situation suddenly hits you, you have some control over the way you deal with anxiety or stress. You can tackle this issue in the following ways:​

1.   Consciously work on your inner game and its association with the outer world (non-medicinal methods).

2.  Quick fix – herbal therapy that you can carry around in your pocket.

Let’s look at some of the therapies and remedies up closer.

Treat Anxiety the Natural Way

None of us need carry around chronic anxiety, as it can greatly distract from the quality of our lives. However, you need some kind of treatment to counter it. While many people rely on prescriptions, mental health medication carries considerable risk.

Fortunately, we have a number of alternatives for curing anxiety that don’t involve medicine.

What We Mean By "Natural"​

When we use the term “natural,” we simply mean without chemical additives. Numerous natural substances have healing properties, especially flowers.

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Quick Fix To Your Anxiety or Stress Attacks

Here is one natural remedy that you should carry in your briefcase or purse.

Dr. Edward Bach, an English homeopath, isolated 38 separate treatments using the essence of a variety of flowers, all helpful when dealing with stress. For those with no time to select the proper treatment, Rescue Remedy was created to deal with extraordinary stress, such as job interviews and final exams, or handling an accident.​

This combination of essences helps you calm down, relax and get centered.​

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Rescue Remedy is a combination of five of the original Bach Flower Remedies which are especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations, such as stress, emergencies, after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and all other kind of situations where we suddenly lose balance mentally. The Remedies quickly get us back in our normal balance so that we calmly can deal with any situation.

Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We've found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.

Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.

Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one's spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one's path.

Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.

Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. It is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.

Recommended by Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil

*** The claims for this (these) product(s) are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.*

Bach’s products come in spray, droplets (where you add two drops to your drinking water) and tablets. We recommend the spray version. You can pull it out of your bag or pocket at any time, and with a single squirt, you are done (no need to carry water).

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Rescue® Remedy Spray has been used successfully on stressful days where we suffer from impatience, tension and pressure. It has also been used successfully with children to stop a tantrum, before a speech or job interview. Rescue® Remedy helps us relax, get focused and get the needed calmness.​

Many people chose to carry Rescue Remedy® Spray in their purse, at the office, in the car or in the diaper bag. You never know when you might need it.

Once again, the ingredients are as follows:

5x (HPUS) dilution

Star of Bethlehem – Orithogalum umbellatum

Rock Rose – Helianthemum

Cherry Plum – Prunus cerasifera

Impatiens – Impatiens gladulifera

Clematis - Clematis vitalba​

27% Grape-Based Brandy as a preservative​

Non-Medicinal Methods in Treating Anxiety

How about other alternatives and ways to control stress?

A quick fix to treat symptoms does not replace the need to resolve anxiety on a much deeper level. For that, you need to focus on the cause and get in touch with your inner world. You might want to look at both alternative therapies, as well as more conventional approaches.

We now have a host of alternative therapies that are now taken honored by physicians as “complementary medicine.” They entail a close correlation between body and mind. Examples include:

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Kundalini and Deep Breathing
  • Swedish and Esalen Massage
  • Acupuncture, Reiki and Acupressure
  • Biofeedback

More conventional approaches are worth considering, as well:

  • Gestalt Psychology
  • Depth Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Light Therapy
  • Sound Therapy

Please bear in mind that ongoing stress and anxiety demand a long-term approach, beyond the relief that herbal medicine can provide. You will want to look at the spiritual dimension of life, and sources for finding inner peace independent of circumstances.

Finally, you may need to make actual life adjustments, such as moving, changing jobs or even careers, and adjusting existing relationships. It is vital that you find appropriate support from close friends, mentors and professionals.​

Rescue Remedy At Your Fingertips

You can always explore other non-medical therapies when you have the time as an addition to the Rescue Remedy.

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Having a Rescue Remedy Spray bottle nearby whenever you need it is most convenient.

In a way, this product will give you the peace of mind that, should you need rescuing in any given moment… it is right there… by your side.​

Now, what if you are not concerned about your own anxiety attacks, but your kid or other little buddy (cat or dog) needs help?! Well, Bach has a Rescue Remedy for Kids, as well as Rescue Remedy for Pets.

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Bach Kids Rescue Remedy an alcohol-free formula in a kid-safe plastic bottle and dropper created to help children during times of stress and anxiety. Safe, gentle, non-drowsy formula.​

Directions:  Four drops may be taken directly from the bottle or added to any beverage. Take drops a minimum of four times per day. Do not use if tamper-evident seal is broken.

Ingredients include:​

5x (HPUS) dilution

Star of Bethlehem – Orithogalum umbellatum

Rock Rose – Helianthemum

Cherry Plum – Prunus cerasifera

Impatiens – Impatiens gladulifera

Clematis - Clematis vitalba​

Inactive Ingredients:  

Water, glycerin derived from palm and coconut oil.

Plus Gluten Free.

Here is the Rescue Remedy for Pets Formula

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"Rescue Remedy Pet is a combination of five Bach Flower Remedies to help your pet deal with stressful situations such as: going to the vet, the groomer, thunderstorms and during fireworks. We have heard fantastic stories from people giving Rescue Remedy to their dogs when having seizures.

This product is preserved in Glycerin, and comes in two sizes 10 & 20 ml.​"

Five Bach Flower Remedies and their benefits:

5x (HPUS) dilution

Star of Bethlehem – Orithogalum umbellatum. Helps animals that have experienced abuse, trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Helps the animal let go of the trauma and enjoy life.​

Rock Rose – Helianthemum. For situations in which the animal experiences panic or terror, such as an accident, going to the vet, thunderstorm or fireworks.​

Cherry Plum – Prunus cerasifera. Helps animals that seem to have lost control of their actions, such as constant barking, scratching or licking.​

Impatiens – Impatiens gladulifera. Helps those animals that are impatient and can’t wait for their meal or going for a walk.​

Clematis – Clematis vitalba. For animals that seem to be sleeping too much and aren’t really paying attention to what’s going on around them.​

Inactive Ingredients:  80% Vegetable Glycerin deprived from palm and coconut oil, 20% water​

Direction:  Add 2-4 drops of Rescue Remedy Pets in your animal’s drinking water, and you’ll see how quickly they return to normal. You can also add a drop to a treat, on food or rub it on the paws or ears.

***The claims for this (these) product(s) are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Stress Relief Choices for Your Entire Family

This natural Rescue Remedy Spray is very handy and useful to have in any situation. While alcohol is used as a preservative (adults formula only) (kids formula is alcohol-free), it shouldn’t be an issue for most people when in kept to small quantities. No need to overdo it!

In sum, we believe that you will find this spray a source of continuing comfort, and the perfect resource to carry in pocket or purse.

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One conscious owl to another... sharing what we learned over the years, and from many wise owls before us.