Approximately one in five people in North America are estimated to be living with some form of mental health illness every year. While the majority of the cases do not warrant prescription medication or hospitalization, the effects are still real and felt by those affected.
Are You Anxious?
At one point or another, everyone has experienced anxiety. Anxiety can last for a brief moment, minutes, hours, or even days. However, some people experience anxiety for weeks, months, or even years, which can indicate a clinical disorder. If left untreated, anxiety has the potential to worsen and interfere with day-to-day activities over time.
While symptoms of anxiety can vary from one person to another, physiological responses to it are often similar.
The following are the common symptoms of anxiety:
- Tenseness, restlessness, or nervousness
- Increased heart rate
- Hyperventilation or rapid breathing
- Feelings of dread, panic, or danger
- Muscle twitching or trembling
- Lethargy and weakness
- Excessive sweating
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Gastrointestinal or digestive problems
- Unclear thinking and lack of focus
Are You Depressed?
Depression is another experience that a number of people have at least once in their lifetime. For some, the disorder can be isolated or situational, but for others it may be a chronic state. If more than five of the symptoms listed below are experienced for several weeks, then treatment is highly recommended.
Common signs of depression are as follows:
- Low mood
- Restlessness or irritability
- Aggression or excessive frustration
- Difficulty thinking
- Reduced interest in enjoyable activities
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
- Unexplained fatigue
- Over- or under-sleeping
- Contemplation of self harm
Since 1988, the amount of people seeking treatment for depression has increased by a staggering 400%. Though there has been much speculation about the cause of the increase, it is undeniable that people want to get relief from the symptoms of depression. And, although prescription antidepressants have been proven to reduce symptoms in some patients, they are not effective for everyone. In other words, many individuals may be over-medicating as they desperately try to find relief from the symptoms of depression.
The good news is that the vaping industry has introduced a natural and effective way to mitigate the symptoms of anxiety and depression—herbal vaping. Quite a number of herbs are able to provide relief from different symptoms of medical and psychological conditions, such as anxiety and depression.
Below are some of the benefits of herbal vaping for anxiety and depression, specifically.
Unlike some prescription medications, which may take days or weeks to work, the effects of herbal vaping are felt almost instantaneously, thus providing immediate relief to those suffering from anxiety and depression. Herbal vaping also avoids most (if not all) of the side effects common to modern medications.
The reason why herbal vaping is so effective in treating anxiety is the act of deep breathing. Herbal vaping helps you to step away from a negative situation for a while and take a few of deep and relaxed breaths.
There are many people who suffer from sleep disorders as a result of anxiety or depression. Herbal vaping has shown to have a positive effect on the quality of your sleep. Herbs such as chamomile, lemon balm, or cannabis work to put the body into a relaxed state, promoting deep, restorative sleep.
Herbal vaping has a calming effect on the body and mind. Those with depression and anxiety will find that herbal vaping is able to quell these conditions and generally stabilize mood. Herbal vaping also offers you peace of mind and allows you to focus on a situation objectively.