Anxiety is a funny thing – frequently coming in waves and often without warning, anxiety can creep into our lives when we least expect it. Most of us have experienced it in one form or another but putting a finger on its causes can be difficult. Based upon statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), roughly 40 million Americans (ages 18 and up) are affected by anxiety every year, equaling over 18% of the U.S. population. However, of this hefty 18%, only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
When we hear the words “anxiety treatment”, we often visualize translucent orange pill bottles and frequent visits to the local pharmacist. Be that as it may, alternative therapies for anxiety have been catching the attention of scientists and health care providers alike as the search for additional ways to help mental health disorders has gained more interest in the health care industry.
Complementary and integrative health therapies can be an effective way to mitigate symptoms of anxiety. Working alongside conventional medicines and/or replacing medications, alternative therapies for anxiety can help to alleviate unwanted symptoms by promoting healthier lifestyle habits – both physically and mentally. Additionally, natural therapies can be implemented into a person’s routine without the risk of side effects, which modern-day medications are notorious for. However, it is still advised to speak with your primary care provider before selecting or transitioning to alternative therapies. Here are a few strategies we suggest:
- Stress and Relaxation techniques
- Exercise and Yoga
- Time Management
AtEase Glasses also fall within the lines of these complementary and integrative health therapies as they are not only scientifically proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety but can be utilized without any risk of potential side effects.
As mentioned in our earlier blog post titled: “Identifying Anxiety Triggers”, we explained how anxiety can be induced from both internal and external cues. AtEase Glasses work to suppress these triggers by limiting external stimuli and decreasing the waves in the brain that are linked to anxious feelings and emotions. Being specifically engineered to keep visual distractions at bay, AtEase Glasses increase the wearer’s ability to concentrate while putting the brakes on a racing mind. Completely drug-free, the patented lens design limits its user’s visual field, providing therapeutic value by enhancing focus, limiting distractions, and ultimately improving neurological function and performance.
When it comes to anxiety therapies, modern-day medicines aren’t the only solution. Complimentary and integrative health therapies can play a key role in the process and should not be underestimated. See how AtEase Glasses are changing the game in drug-free anxiety therapy.