Over 40 million adults in the in the United States suffer from anxiety. Anxiety can come in different forms and affect people in different ways. Some people find it hard to be in social environments, others have trouble being in large crowds and some face anxiety when it comes to their home or work life. No matter what your symptoms are when suffering from anxiety many people choose to find solutions in prescribed medications, such as Xanax. Medications like Xanax can help to calm the body and mind however taking these pills over long periods of time can cause side effects. These side effects can include but are not limited to: drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, irritability, memory problems, depression and hallucinations.
There are alternatives to medications like Xanax. L-theanine is an amino acid that is mostly found in teas and acts like a relaxing agent without the side effects of Xanax. L-theanine has been found to increase dopamine and glycine levels in the brain, which calms the nervous system down. L-theanine is available in supplement form as well as in teas like black, green and matcha. Please keep in mind when drinking black and green tea there is caffeine in them so be careful not to drink other liquids which contain caffeine. You don’t want to send your body into over drive when the purpose is to relax.
It may also be recommended to see your local San Deigo Chiropractor. When the spine is out of alignment it causes pressure on the nerves coming from the central nervous system. A symptom of being out of alignment and pressure on the nerves can be anxiety. Many San Diego Chiropractors say they have seen a large reduction of anxiety in patients who get adjusted on a regular basis. Many patients have been able to get off of medications and are now living with less anxiety and living an overall happier, healthier life. If you have questions regarding chiropractic and anxiety talk to your local chiropractor. Mediation has also been shown to reduce anxiety, even mediating for 5 minutes a day. It helps to quiet the mind and allow for less stress and anxiety. So before reaching for the pill bottle try and find a natural solution to your anxiety!