Nearly 50% of people in the UK believe they have had a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their life. As generalized anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues, it’s a good bed that tens of millions of those in the UK have experienced anxiety.
While we respect the journey that each and every one of you choose to take as you learn to treat anxiety, there are many people looking for natural remedies for anxiety. Whether or not alternative medicine is a priority in your treatment plan, we believe these remedies can help.
Chinese Medicine and Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Please keep in mind that everyone’s brain chemistry and body responds differently to different treatments and remedies. Patience and guidance from a certified Chinese Medicine practitioner or naturopathic doctor are always recommended.
3) Sufficient sleep - at least 7 hours a day
6) Being around animals
7) Yoga breathing - inhale through your nose for 4 counts, hold for 7 counts, exhale through your mouth for 8 counts
8) Maintain a consistent diet - whole food, plant-based, with plenty of phytonutrients
9) Don’t skip breakfast
10) Take a walk in nature
11) Cannabidiol oil
12) Kava root - consult with your doctor first
13) Passion flower
17) Lemon balm
18) Hops - the oil, not the beer
19) Green tea
20) Vetiver essential oil
Chinese Medicine Treatments
23) Herbal treatments - teas, supplements and capsules, creams, gels, ointments, powders, and tonics
25) Qi gong - coordinated body posture, movement, breathing, and meditation
26) Tai chi - an internal martial art that incorporates controlled, mindful movements
29) Voice therapy
30) Sound therapy
How to Choose the Right Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Work with an experienced Chinese Medicine practitioner to find the right combination of natural remedies, herbs, and other TCM options to help you achieve inner balance and peace. Take your time and try different options from this list. Be patient as your body adjusts to each change. Calmly analyze how you feel days, weeks, and months after trying a new remedy. And most importantly: Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’ll get there. You’re a survivor.