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.
Aromatherapy uses the aroma-producing oils from plants
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.
people use herbal supplements such as
St. John's Wort, and
chamomile to relieve stress symptoms such as anxiety
insomnia. But supplements like these can be sold with
limited or no research on how well they work. Talk with your doctor if you are
taking supplements, especially if you have another health condition.
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