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How to control anxiety without meds?

Like Natural ways??

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Asked by mampanda0422 at 11:54 PM on Dec. 13, 2012 in Health

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  • Valerian root. Check out Formula 303. The pills stink, but it's all natural.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:56 PM on Dec. 13, 2012

  • Google stress relieving techniques. Usually anxiety is pent up stress. Unless it's a chemical imbalance, in which case I think only meds would help.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Dec. 13, 2012

  • How about yoga or tae kwon do
    Breathing,focusing excersizes?

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:03 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Yoga...meditating, get enough sleep, increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Also, a recent studies have demonstrated that chamomile can reduce symptoms of anxiety. Dr Oz had a show about dealing with anxiety and he said eat foods that are high in tryptophan. This amino acid can reduce anxiety by promoting better sleep. Examples include cheese, chicken, soy products, eggs, tofu, fish, milk, turkey, nuts, peanuts and peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Eat complex carbohydrates. These are believed to increase the level of serotonin in the brain, which has a calming effect. Like whole grains. And believe it or not, stay hydrated. Even mild dehydration can have negatively affect your mood!! I did a lot of searching awhile back hoping to have help with my panic disorder, this stuff does help a lot, but every once in awhile, I have to take a dose of klonopin.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:03 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Yoga is great- even the thing on WiiFit. I journal before bed, it seems to help with the hamster wheel brain; just helps me sort the day out & shut down for the night. I have noticed a big difference since I started walking the dog for 30 minutes every day, just the fresh air and moving. My go-to destressor is peppermint tea and Mozart.

    Answer by KA91 at 12:08 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • I've used hypnotherapy. It really does work if you continue to see him regularly. I think my guy charged about $65.00 per visit, but I really needed to go every week for it work effectively.

    Answer by m-avi at 12:11 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Yoga, pilates, cardio exercise (eg. walking, dancing), getting enough sleep at night.

    Answer by Chocolatespring at 1:25 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Here's an article about the best natural methods for anxiety, hope it helps:

    Answer by meitaljames at 12:35 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • YOGA,meditation,talk therapy,journal,limit caffeine,make sure you are getting enough sleep,make time for yourself,exercise.

    Answer by liss05 at 2:37 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

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