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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can anxiety be naturally cured?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Mindfulness: Reading on "mindfulness" is an effective way to treat anxiety without medications.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Louise Andrew
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I quite agree that exercise is a natural stress buster. Also, see http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/cheap-natural-quick-anxiety-remedies/ which extensively quotes an unusually qualified MD psychiatrist-turned-naturopath on other natural ways to deal with this condition.
Jun 1, 2015

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can anxiety be cured?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Yes. Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What cures anxiety?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
See below: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming.
A 25-year-old female asked:

How do I cure my anxiety?

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Dr. David Kennedy
Pediatrics 27 years experience
None: finding out what is making you anxious is the first step. I would discuss your anxiety with a therapist. If your anxiety is affecting your life style in a significant way, the psychiatrist may prescribe anti-anxiety medication. Screening lab work for thyroid studies and complete blood count would be helpful. techniques like meditation, yoga or deep breathing may decrease your anxiety.

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