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10 Relaxation Techniques for a Quick Relieve from Stress.

Updated on April 8, 2016

Everybody suffer from stress. It has so many effect on our body and mind. We are stressed either when we overwork, anxiety, from noisy environment, children, boss at work or so on. It had been said that stress is the cause of ischemia that leads to heart attack. Moreover, one of the way in which we can manage stress is RELAXATION.

Relaxation is a form of activity that provides a change and relief from effort, work, or tension, and gives pleasure.
Relaxation reduces the workload within the brain's nuclei system; nuclei is an interconnected system of brain associated with basic needs and emotions such as hunger, pain, pleasure, satisfaction, sex, and instinctive motivation.

There are different relaxation techniques that can help you manage stress and treat some disease conditions. Like deep breathing, meditation, Acupuncture, Exercise, Yoga, Biofeedback, and so on.

Deep Breathing Technique:

Breathing to reduse stress

Breathing is the process of taking air into the lungs and pushing it out again. It is one of the method of relaxation and the easiest. It helps to calm us down when stressed, calms anger. After a strenuous exercise or activity, breathing helps us gain our balance.

Acupuncture Technique:


This is the treatment of illness such as constipation, pain, anxiety, weight loss by inserting needles into the skin at points where the flow of energy is thought to be blocked meridians in acupuncture, meridian is the pathways in the body along which the body's energy is believed to flow and along which acupuncture points are located. Acupuncture tends to reduce high blood pressure by releasing chemical compounds known as endorphin, which helps to reduce pain, anxiety and relax the muscle.

There are different type of acupuncture. The medical acupuncture, traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCM), Japanese acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, French energetic acupuncture, acupressure, sonopuncture. All these type of acupuncture makes use of needles in treating certain diseases or relieving pain. Except acupressure, and sonopuncture.

1) In medical acupuncture, the physicians make use of shorter needles and the application are based on anatomic data. The physicians are likely to leave a few needles on the body part for a short period.

2) While in traditional Chinese acupuncture, the physicians makes use of longer needles that is inserted deeper to get to the acupuncture point, the meridian in order to help the energy flow of the body. This method is the most effective and has been in use for so many years.



Acupressure is an alternative therapy similar to acupuncture that uses manual pressure. Acupressure is the practice of providing physical pressure to these trigger points. In this type, the therapist makes use of their hands to relieve pain instead of needles. Acupressure, like acupuncture, is based on the concept of a flowing life energy through "meridians" throughout your body, similar to your cardiovascular system, nervous system. Acupressure is the practice of providing physical pressure to these trigger points


Carring out an acupuncture on a patient

In this type the therapist uses ultrasound device that transmits sound waves to points in the body to treat a patient. Like acupuncture, sonopuncture also uses the traditional understanding of the body being divided into meridians and tries to stimulate the Qi to heal the body. Some practitioner makes use of a tuning fork or other vibration device, which it is thought is tuned in accordance with the solar system’s harmonics. This therapy can also help in treating conditions like asthma and bronchial problems

All these types of acupuncture are very effective as you may be confused on which one to use, you can make use of any of them since they all stand to achieve one goal.

Meditation Technique:


To meditate is to empty the mind of thoughts, or concentrate the mind on one thing, in order to aid mental or spiritual development, contemplation, or relaxation. Monks and mystics practice this. This method helps to reduce artery blockage, which causes heart attack and stroke. Meditation is a means by which we gain control of our mind, thought and body, it helps us to relax and focus on our goals. There are many methods in meditating, one is:
Prayer meditation in which you will sit down close your eyes and just stay calm.

The second is meditation by walking, in the method you just find a path in which you can walk, you may get distracted because of other people that might be walking on the same path, but you just need to continue.

Another one is candle meditation in which you light a candle and focus on the flame, and by concentrating fully on the flame you tend to forget what was bothering your mind.

Yoga Technique:

Yoga is a system or set of breathing exercises and postures. Yoga is almost the same as acupuncture, it helps in many ways for instances it helps to lose weight, relieve back pain, breathing for those with asthma, high blood pressure and helps to reduce stress. This practice that works with the body and mind in making the entire body feel better. You can sit or stand while practicing yoga, the main aim is to straighten your muscle, reduce stress, and treat other conditions.

Yoga can be practice anywhere, ranging from your office, park, or your living room. It is not a one-day process, for a better result, it need regular practice.
If you are stressed and you need to calm down your breathing, you need to practice yoga. It helps mentally by releasing your mind from its captives.



In order to keep fit and live a healthy life, you need to follow an exercise program. Exercise is beyond going to work every day or doing house chores. It ranges from jogging, running, swimming, strolling and so on. Exercise helps reduce stress; it helps to loss weight, prevent diseases, help you sleep better, and relieves pains.

During exercise chemicals like serotonin in the central nervous system are increased, they are responsible for feeling of well being and reduces mental depression. Another chemical that helps to reduce depression when released and makes you feel happy when you exercise is endorphin. Exercise can also reduce the chance of having a heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

As you exercise, you are keeping active, and as you are keeping active, you are as well reducing the risk of being ill. If you have not being exercising, its not yet late, you can start exercising today for a better health.


Massaging the body

These is another method of relaxation. It is a treatment that involves rubbing or kneading the muscles, either for medical or therapeutic purposes or simply as an aid to relaxation. This method also helps to relieve pain, stress and helps you sleep better, and to get the best of it you need the touch of a professional.


This method uses hypnosis in treating illnesses associated with physical pain or psychological problems. During hypnosis, the negative aspects that serves as barrier to improvement are removed. In addition, to start up a self-hypnotic workout, you need to practice it every day, by setting your goal and setting your mind in achieving them and to achieve them; you have to try to forget your worries and problems. This method is a good alternative for individual who think that they have no clue what it feels like to be relaxed.


Biofeedback technique

Biofeedback this is a physiological control technique, it is on like acupuncture that makes use of needles, it uses a monitoring devices that display information about the operation of a bodily function that are not normally consciously controlled, like the heart rate or blood pressure.

This helps a patient to learn to control the function sensibly.

All this relaxation techniques are to achieve one aim which is well being, you can start now to engage in anyone today or as recommended by a physician.


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