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   Equine Therapy - The Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is an integral part of modern people. In everyday life, situations often arise when the feeling of anxiety is justified. It would be abnormal if the person did not feel anxious about any situation that could actually be dangerous or could fail you (such as an exam).

From an evolutionary point of view, anxiety has an important role to play - to get a person to pull themselves together in order to prepare for escape. This helped to stay alive since attention was concentrated on finding a way out of a dangerous situation. The body was activated to escape, freeze and prepare for the fight.

All people can feel anxiety as a reaction to stress. In some periods of life, situations, or places, anxiety is felt on a different scale. For example, a little anxiety before an exam, sports competition, a trip, or a birthday is more or less familiar to everyone.

Feelings of anxiety can be manifested by different sensations - for example, a tingling sensation in the stomach, a feeling of tension in some parts of the body or head, nausea, heart palpitations, restless thoughts, fear of losing control, fear of death.

Anxiety turns into an anxiety disorder when it begins to disrupt everyday life

The anxiety disorder differs from ordinary, normal anxiety in that the accompanying feeling of anxiety is very strong or lasts longer (several months, does not decrease after the stressful situation has passed) and can lead to phobias that disrupt a person's life.

For example, a person is unable to fall asleep normally due to disturbing thoughts or begins to completely avoid normal routines (going to school or work, eating) as they make them feel anxious. A person begins to assess the situation as dangerous when it is not such for another person.

One of the best methods of curing anxiety is the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This is a rehabilitation method based on psychosensomotric effects on the rider. Equine therapy is included in the standards of medical and social rehabilitation of children with organic lesions of the nervous system as part of one of the components of the complex rehabilitation process.

In fact, equine therapy is a type of physical therapy, but it has much more possibilities since it combines three areas of influence on the rider:
  • Biomechanical;
  • Psycho-emotional;
  • Bioenergetic.

With this combination of influencing factors, the effectiveness of the method is very high.

What is more, people suffering from this disorder often adhere to CBD oil treatment for anxiety combined with equine therapy. It is believed that both factors can greatly enhance the speed of recovery.

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By itself, cannabidiol does not have psychoactive properties. It has only 0,3% of psychoactive THC. That is, it does not cause changes in consciousness, does not affect perception or attention.

That's why it is 100% safe and legal to use CBD oil in Maryland.