Social Jet Lag, Anxiety or Panic Crises: Direct Management Techniques

Social Jet Lag, Anxiety or Panic Crises: Direct Management Techniques

The lack of time, the constantly increasing obligations, the rhythms of life in the city create a pressing situation for the modern people. Unfortunately, anxiety and generally stressful situations have become a routine for most of us.

In fact, in recent years, scientists believe that this lifestyle is responsible for a new syndrome, the so-called social jet lag. By jet lag, we describe the consequences of a major air travel on our organization. The body's biological clock is social jet lag, according to the researchers.

Dr Till Roenneberg of the University of Munich, says that a modern syndrome has been recognized in modern society that has not yet been fully outlined but is present. And this is no more than the ever-increasing opening of the gap between the biological clock (regulated by daytime and night-time alternations) and the "social clock" of working hours and hours of entertainment.

Until here, of course, anxiety is an annoying everyday habit, a "necessary" evil. But there are cases where anxiety is not manageable, it gets dangerous dimensions, causing panic attacks that are not easy to control. In this case the symptoms are not only emotional but also bodily, such as sweating, nausea, and rapid heartbeat. Psychological symptoms include intense anxiety, even trembling.

At this point, we should clarify from a scientific point of view some concepts of this subject.

 

Anxiety

It is scientifically defined as an unpleasant feeling, something like fear, caused by a danger. If someone with a weapon marks us, it is perfectly natural to feel anxious. It would not be an exaggeration to say that anxiety has contributed to the evolution of the human species, preparing it to face real dangers.

But if anxiety is intense, besides worry, it is accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, irritation, difficulty in concentrating, muscle aches and sleep problems. In many cases it can lead to other unpleasant situations like alcoholism.

 

Stress

This is an anxiety-like situation, but it's not the same thing. In particular, stress is the body's reaction to a new and demanding stimulus through the release of adrenaline. However, chronic stress can even lead to depression.

Of course, we should not fully demonize these kinds of situations, since they are linked to the evolution of the human species. At the beginning of the 20th century, the American physiologist Walter Cannon first used the term "fight or flee" to describe animals that - in their endeavor to deal with some dangerous situations - were forced to leave or were prepared to fight to defend themselves.

 

Panic Attack

It is a sudden episode of intense fear that causes serious bodily reactions, and there is often no real danger. Typically, people who experience panic attacks, apart from psychological, have at least some of the following physical symptoms: Fastness, sweating, trembling or shivering, shortness of breath or even a feeling of choking, nausea, chest pain, headache, numbness or tingling sensation.

Sometimes, they may for a short time completely disconnect from reality. A very common phenomenon is that people who have a panic attack go to the hospital, thinking they have had a heart attack.

 

Anxiety Disorders

Here are various other phobias, such as social phobia, agoraphobia, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder.

For decades, psychiatry - and especially the pharmaceutical industry to say things by name - treats these kinds of situations with over-consumption of medicines. The most popular drugs are benzodiazepines that have sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, antispasmodic, anesthetic and muscle relaxant properties. Usually, however, accompanied by side effects or the exact side effects such as sedation, fatigue, drowsiness, headaches, etc. In fact, the most negative thing is that they do not treat the cause but the symptom and cause dependence.

 

 

Physical management techniques

There are several natural techniques to manage these situations, at least those that are mild in nature. A very easy way to deal with anxiety is intense exercise.

- Aromatherapy and Bath with Essential Oils also help in dealing with stress and stress.

- An important role is played by proper nutrition, especially that based on antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables.

- Relaxing activities such as yoga, tai chi, traditional Usui Reiki and meditation exercises have a special contribution.

In particular, Tai Chi research has shown that heart rate and blood pressure in those exercised through this technique may be at the same level as those walking at a speed of 6km per hour. Generally, levels of these body markers seem to positively affect the trainee's mood.

- Another easy and fast way to deal with such phobias is by breathing.

 

In recent years the scientific community has discovered the beneficial effect of alternative methods on dealing with such situations.

Acupuncture is also one of the most effective natural treatments, removing stress and stress without the side effects of chemical drugs.

 

Proposed Holistic Education:

- Synthetic Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy

- Vitamin B Complex with vitamin C

- Green Tea or free amino acids of Thaanine

- Yoga & Meditation

- Traditional Reiki

Due to the fact that Stress and Panic Attacks require psychosocial training, a number of synthetic approach sessions are proposed to immediately resolve stress-triggered issues and to reduce satisfactorily through management by the techniques you will receive during sessions.

 

 

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By Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc Health Psychology

www.AggelikiKoskeridou.com

insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 

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