The article is about taking care of one’s stress in certain times naturally. It notes how people resort to meditation and others use medications. It is alternative methods to helping cope with stress in certain situations.
There are other options in between that can control stress, such as the use of adaptogenic herbs mixed with tea.
Beneficial stress, which is bursts of short acute stress feelings, can keep our body in a manageable state and not chronic. (I find this to be an odd recommendation.)
Sleep is a perfect way into caring for stress. Earthing – physical contact with the ground, such as walking barefoot outdoors in the grass – can help our nervous system. Meditation – I don’t think I need to explain it.
Laughter therapy is a form of relaxation (oddly) by laughing at something you find funny, which, as one doctor put it, “optimize the hormones in the endocrine system, including decreasing the levels of cortisol and epinephrine, which lead to stress reduction.”
Alternate nostril breathing is the practice of breathing through one nostril at a time. “Breathing unilaterally through the right nostril activates the sympathetic nervous system and left hemisphere of the brain, and that unilaterally breathing through the left nostril activates the parasympathetic nervous system and right hemisphere of the brain,” said Dr. Sara Gottfried of The Hormone Cure.
Finally, there is journaling, writing out one’s thoughts in a diary to let out the stress through the page.
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