30 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

30 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

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. 

Natural Remedies

1) Exercise 

2) Meditation 

3) Sufficient sleep - at least 7 hours a day

4) Aromatherapy 

5) Writing 

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 

Herbal Remedies

11) Cannabidiol oil

12) Kava root - consult with your doctor first 

13) Passion flower 

14) Valerian 

15) Chamomile 

16) Lavender 

17) Lemon balm

18) Hops - the oil, not the beer

19) Green tea

20) Vetiver essential oil 

21) Ashwagandha

22) Rhodiola 


Chinese Medicine Treatments

23) Herbal treatments - teas, supplements and capsules, creams, gels, ointments, powders, and tonics

24) Acupuncture

25) Qi gong - coordinated body posture, movement, breathing, and meditation 

26) Tai chi - an internal martial art that incorporates controlled, mindful movements 

27) Incense 

28) Chanting

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. 

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