Music therapy can relax your body, improve your mood,
and change the pace of your day.
reduce stress and boost your immune system.
Ways to relax your body
Massage, such as a
shoulder and neck massage, uses touch to relieve
tension. You can see a massage therapist or have a friend or family member give
you a massage. You can even give yourself a massage.
Yoga uses breathing, meditation, and exercises, called postures or poses, that stretch the body. You can do yoga to help you relax.
Biofeedback teaches you how to use your mind to
control skin temperature, muscle tension, heart rate, or blood pressure. All of
these things can be affected by stress.
Natural health products
people use natural health products such as
St. John's Wort, and
chamomile to relieve stress symptoms such as anxiety
insomnia. But natural health products like these can be sold with
limited or no research on how well they work. Talk with your doctor if you are
taking natural health products, especially if you have another health condition.
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven Locke, MD - Psychiatry Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health