Stress-related injuries and illnesses are the most commonly cited cause of hospital and doctors’ office visits. However, some experience stress levels higher than most. Chronic anxiety is a debilitating mental condition experienced by thousands of Americans. The causes of chronic anxiety are not well understood. What is well known are the debilitating effects of chronic anxiety: inability to sleep, hold steady work, or form lasting social relationships.
Some patients turn to drugs with debilitating side effects and deleterious impacts on kidney and liver health. Thankfully, there are alternative treatments. Floating is a scientifically verified alternative to drug therapy for treating stress and chronic anxiety. Here are five ways in which floating can help relieve chronic anxiety:
1. Reduction of cortisol levels