What is an anxiety ring and does it works?

Why an anxiety ring? 

Many people experience stressful or anxious moments from time to time. One tool that could help against these moments is a ring, also known as an anxiety ring, with one or more small balls that can rotate around the ring. Nowadays there are more and more types of anxiety rings so there is a nice one for everyone.  The ring is a simple tool that is supposed to, help distract the mind from their anxiety and reduce stress.

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Where does the anxiety ring comes from? 

The anxiety ring is said to originate from ancient Tibetan meditation traditions and is called a "worry ring" because turning the ring to the right is believed to have a calming effect on the body and mind. The ancient religion of Buddhism, the Tibetan Buddhists, used metal spinning cylinders with sacred text engraved on the outer surface to recite and perform their religious practices. It is believed that the spinning motion naturally helps to calm the Tibetan Buddhist's mind while increasing good karma and getting rid of all bad energy while reciting their religious literature. "Wheel prayer" is the name given by the ancient Tibetan Buddhists who perform these practices.

where does the anxiety ring comes from?

Does the anxiety ring works?

Anxiety rings can help relieve symptoms, but there is no scientific evidence to suggest they help "cure" anxiety. Some people find that the rings help them focus their racing thoughts and redirect nervous energy in stressful situations. The rings can also distract people from potentially harmful self-indulgent techniques such as nail biting, hair pulling, skin picking, etc. You can use the anxiety ring in addition to attending therapy, for example, as a tool to distract yourself from anxiety according to therapist Bekker in Metro's article. Although there is no scientific evidence (yet) of how the ring works, there are plenty of anecdotal examples where people have found comfort through their jewelry.

James Bailey, a volunteer at Anxiety UK, told Metro.co.uk that the ring helps him in stressful situations such as job interviews.

'I have used a few axniety rings, but I find it easier to wear one for any situation where anxiety is high,' he said.

'It's calming and grounding to have it in what I feel are uncomfortably anxious situations.'

Dr. Paul McLaren, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Ticehurst House, explained to Metro.co.uk that these rings can work for people if they focus on their anxious fidgeting.

'We fidget and feel restless when we get anxious. That's part of hypervigilance and being alert to threats'

'Channeling that restlessness into a repetitive motion such as an anxiety ring can help curb that feeling of restlessness and can have a calming effect.'

'If anxiety rings help when we're anxious, it's because they help us control that restlessness by giving our fingers something to do.'

Ellie Paterson, a jewelry metalsmith, told Metro.co.uk that she found that the rings help not only people with anxiety, but also people with sensory problems and depression, and people who obsessively pick at their skin and bite their nails.

So, are you already convinced?

Then buy your very own anxiety ring here now!

Source: Metro.co.uk, Evelyn Richards (Oct. 8, 2021)