Stress is held by the body in many forms. There is good stress that motivates us and keeps us going, and bad stress that can lead to a number of negative effects. You can start to see more sickness, fatigue, weight loss, weight gain, an increase in appetite, and even alcohol or drug use depending on how your body and mind respond. This prolonged negative stress can be damaging to a person’s health and wellness. Alternative medicine or a naturopath in Kingston can help a person cope and deal with the stress, helping their health overall.
How to Cope with This Stress
There are a number of ways you can cope with stress in a more natural way. These methods can be used over and over without damaging your health but actually helping it. Practicing them every day can help you feel better overall, even if you’re not under a lot of stress on a regular basis.
Mindfulness is a great way to cope with stress. Being aware of how you are holding your body, what you are feeling, and your surroundings can help you cope and adjust the situation. You can improve your focus, lessen stress and anxiety, and increase your immune function.
You can practice a few mindfulness meditation practices and exercises. One of these exercises is breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth for a full minute. During this time, you will focus on your breathing and clear your mind. Another exercise is clearing your mind and focusing on an object in the room. Just looking at the object and focusing on your steady breathing can help you calm your body, relax your nerves, and reduce the amount of stress your body is holding onto.
There are a number of apps that can be downloaded to smartphones that provide more information on ways to practice mindfulness to reduce stress. The apps cannot eliminate the stress for you, but they can help you manage and learn how to manage the stress you are under.
Other great ways to cope with stress is through exercise, supplementation, herbal remedies, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, counseling, and a number of other natural methods that can help you relax. Focus more on your life and less on the stress you’re feeling. Reducing the stress you are carrying around can lead to many beneficial things in your life and health.
We cannot control the stress in our life or how it comes about, but we can control how we deal with it. Through these natural practices, you don’t have to worry about taking new medications or counterproductive side effects. You can continue to live life, but in a fuller, healthier way because you are able to cope in a natural, healthy way with the stress that comes up.
If you want to find out more about natural medicine, speak with someone who can help. Visit https://kurated.ca for more information. Dr. Kate Scott, a Naturopathic Doctor is able to provide more insight into ways of dealing with stress and a number of other issues.
Dr. Kate Scott, Naturopathic Doctor
510 Canatara Court, Suite 2
Kingston Ontario K7M 0G3