Dr Oz: Stress Relief Techniques
Now that you have taken Dr. Oz’s Tame Your Temper Quiz and and added up your points, Dr. Oz has some help: What’s Your Boiling Point? Tips to Tame Your Temper. Are you the kind of person who gets angry in nearly every situation or are you pretty calm most of the time? Well, either way Dr. Oz has some advice to help you keep your cool and maybe even prevent future stress from occurring. Earlier in the show, he had an interesting conversation with the man behind the newest diet craze Sensa. Dr Alan Hirsch explained how Sensa works along with some results that may surprise you because they certainly surprised Dr. Oz’s other guests.
Dr Oz: Valerian Root
Since we cannot avoid all stressful situations, Dr. Oz and Dr. Sophy say it is best to be armed and ready in order to tame your temper in those most challenging situations.
Valerian Root – Dr. Charles says the place to start in preventing your anger is by taking a supplement of Valerian Root. He says to be sure it is the root because it is not often sold this way. Dr. Sophy explains that Valerian Root has a good sedative effect, so it keeps you calmer from the inside out.
- Take 300 MG 1 hour before bedtime
- Cost is about $6 at your local Drugstore
Dr Oz Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation – This is another way to prevent anger before it actually happens in your body. Dr. Sophy says to ground yourself and stand against a wall then tighten and relax your muscles. Hold each for about 10 seconds, 3 times each. He says that while you are doing this exercise be thinking about your head and your heart and your future responses to stressful scenarios.
Dr Oz: Relaxation Mantras
Say to Yourself “Unhook and Take a Look” – This is a technique to help you with our temper in the heat of the moment and works to instantly calm you down. Dr. Charles Sophy says this is a time when you really need to know your body and pay attention to the signs that you will potentially reach your boiling sign. He says you might be feeling like you are entering into that red flag zone of anger. He says to stand back (unhook) and take a look at the situation. It is not about you, as in the case with the crying baby. Those parents did not plan for that situation to happen, so it is not something you should be allowing yourself to get angry about.
Use the phrase “No thanks, I won’t go there” – Dr. Sophy says this is a tip for those situations when someone is attempting to anger you by doing something like cutting in front of you while you are standing in a line. He says do not let them get to you or anger you by saying the words “No thanks, I won’t go there.”
Dr Oz: Neck Acupressure Stress Relief
Neck Acupressure – The neck is where stress often begins, according to Dr. Sophy, so he says this acupressure technique is good to release that stress. Take two fingers and bring them to the back of your head and press and hold for about 10 seconds. Gradually move your fingers inward and repeat until your fingers are touching each other. This will work to physically bring you from feeling rage or anger to a place of calmness.
Dr Oz: What’s in the Freezer?
Dr. Oz asked his viewers what unusual items they store in their freezer and he got some pretty interesting responses.
Nail polish – This guest says that putting your nail polish in the freezer will extend its life by keeping it from clumping. She also adds that it does not freeze, so you can take it out and use it anytime.
Stuffed Animals – A Mom shared that her daughter is allergic to dust mites, so every morning she places her daughter’s favorite stuffed animals in the freezer, which prevents the dust mites from growing on the animals.
Wool Sweaters – This particular guest says that when she brings her wool sweaters from the attic each winter the first thing she does is put them in the freezer. Not only does it kill any moths that may be in the sweater, but it always helps to reduce the itching she normally experiences from wearing wool.
Vodka – Dr. Oz shared a picture of his own freezer, which is where he stores his Vodka. He says it is best served cold, especially after a long day or a challenging show.