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Anxiety can stem from post-traumatic stress, phobias and panic attacks. There are different, non-pharmaceutical ways that you can try to treat anxiety.
Herbs can be helpful in getting the body to become calm in accordance with the mind. One problem with anxiety is that after the mind has regained control, the body is still out of control.
Valerian root in the form of a tea, used, at least, two evenings in a row before bed time can work wonders.
Other herbs that are commonly recommend include: Passion flower, chamomile and hops. Hops are the herb in real brewed beer that makes you feel relaxed.
Supplement your diet with a good Vitamin B complex with magnesium. This will support your body’s efforts to get abnormal stress under control. When you are under severe stress – including anxiety attacks – these vitamins are quickly depleted from the body.
If possible get some exercise. Weight training is ideal for putting your mind and body back in control. If you are in physical condition to begin weight training, this is a good idea. If you have some other condition or are under a physician’s care, only begin an exercise program under medical supervision.
Hypnotherapy is one of the best ways to resolve the underlying cause of anxiety. It will not erase the memory of traumatic events, but it can help you modify your response to memories.
Try to find people who are willing to help you deal with your anxiety. As much as possible, avoid people who are un-supportive or who refuse to listen to you. Being around such people can actually increase your anxiety.