Referring clients to access yoga, meditation and mindfulness services for the control and treatment of stress is supported by research.
Review the stress response and the evidence-based approaches to the natural treatment of stress and anxiety.
Beth Bundy uses the analogy 'The Three Legged Stool' to represent the triad of the adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones and their interplay.
Medicinal fungi Cordyceps sinensis shows measurable results for stress markers in this recent study.
Historically, the adrenal glands have worked to keep us alive during times of stress such as attacks by wild animals and long winters accompanied by limited food availability. Modern-day stressors are often very different, but are incredibly persistent.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system (CNS) and is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Reduced GABA levels, or impaired GABA function, in the brain has been linked to psychiatric and neurological disorders including anxiety, depression, insomnia and epilepsy.
A cup of tea is often associated with a sense of calm. L-theanine, a unique free amino acid naturally present in tea (Camellia sinensis), is likely the compound contributing most significantly to this.
A prospective randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled study on ashwaghanda root and its safety and effectiveness in reducing stress and anxiety in adults.