Anyone who has been prescribed medication to control the effects of anxiety wants to know if there are anxiety cures without medication. The simple answer is “yes”, there are in fact cures for anxiety that are 100% natural and without the side-effects associated with the medications that are prescribed for anxiety.
Medications are commonly prescribed for people who are affected by anxiety and panic attacks. These medications include:
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Valium (diazepam)
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide)
- Ativan (lorazepam)
These medications are typically prescribed for people who are having extreme bouts of anxiety including panic attacks. And for anyone who is dealing with the crippling effects of anxiety, these medications can be very effective at initially helping someone and in some instances, they are essential in helping people to return to their daily routines.
However, all of the medications above have various side-effects with some being more extreme than the others. A person whose life has been dramatically impacted by anxiety discovers within a short period that even though these medications can reduce and eliminate panic attacks, they also make the person feel separate or disassociated from their body. They literally feel at times like they are floating. People commonly report other side-effects including:
- Constantly feeling tired
- Sleep problems
- Slurred speech
- Dry mouth
As the Director of The Compassion Center, I have met hundreds of people who have anxiety and panic attacks who have either been prescribed medication or their doctor has discussed with them the option of taking medications. Each person has explained to me that they either wish to stop taking their medication or they do not want to start taking medication. This begins a conversation about one of the oldest and most effective anxiety cure without medication. I am referring to Meditation.
Regardless of whether a person is taking medication or not, I want someone who has been affected by anxiety to experience how Meditation can very effectively bring them into a calm, quiet and relaxed state. The first step is to teach the person suffering from anxiety how to meditate. I walk the person step by step through this process. After teaching someone how to meditate, I then provide a guided Meditation. Without fail, at the end of the guided Meditation, a person who has been dealing with anxiety feels very relaxed, calm, peaceful and quiet.
Taking medication for anxiety, that is prescribed by a professional, is sometimes necessary. However, medication is only intended to be a short term solution to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. It will not remove it and will not help address the root cause(s) of the anxiety.
When you begin a Meditation practice, you will be exploring and ultimately addressing the root cause(s) of your anxiety. Within two weeks of starting a Meditation practice, you will experience a decrease in your anxiety symptoms. If you have been experiencing panic attacks, within 2 weeks, they will have decreased and within anywhere from 4-6 weeks, they will be eliminated. Within 8 weeks, your anxiety will be completely under control.
(*) These statements are based upon experiences with people who have come to The Compassion Center and either enrolled in one of our Meditation Programs for Anxiety or have come to our center on a regular basis and made a commitment to meditating on a daily basis.
To read more about how Meditation can help someone with anxiety and consider the solutions that we have to offer, please read our page on Meditation Solutions for Anxiety.