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A 21-year-old male asked:

How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? i feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Address your stress!: To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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