We get up in the morning, rush to get ready for work, rush to get the kids ready for school, endure a stressful school-run and commute to work. We are pressured at work; productivity, politics, conditions. Lunch is a quick, unhealthy sandwich eaten at the desk while continuing to work. We rush to pick up the kids, endure the supermarket and the home run. We finally get home to receive the electricity bills, council tax increases and daily ration of junk mail. And then we have to do it all over again, and again and again.
Is it any wonder that the population as a whole is exhausted, that many of us need that extra energy to deal with the day to day stresses of every day life, let alone those occasional major stressors that can affect us all?
Is it any wonder that having spent the day running at 100mph that while we are exhausted, we cannot sleep? Without a restful night, how can we expect to have energy to face the demands of the following days?
Herbs Can Help Us Cope
It is fortunate that correctly prescribed herbs can help the body to cope with these stresses by assisting our own coping mechanisms, gently nourishing the adrenal glands, supporting their function, gently calming the nervous system throughout the day, giving us the chance of a restful sleep and strengthening the blood. Each herb has its own subtle effect on increasing our energy and stamina; making sure that we do not become so depleted or that we burn out.
Many busy patients around the country have found that working with their local herbalist enables them to cope better with the strains of modern life, and supports them to make changes to their lifestyle for the better.
If you think herbal medicine could help you, contact your local herbalist to find out more.