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Is anxiety relief by natural care effective?

Is anxiety relief by natural care effective?

Not that I know of: As a physician, I have very little knowledge about natural treatments. I have spent decades learning and refining my knowledge of medicine and psychiatry, and i believe the best treatments for clinical anxiety is a combination of prescription medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Anxiolytic (Definition)

Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...Read more


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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more

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Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Magnesium,B vitamins: Magnesium is the first supplement i advise- see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vitamins often help, esp. B6 & niacinamide up to 500 mg 4x/day. I advise adults take 5-6000 iu of d3/day in fall & winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian & skullcap. Avoid nutra-sweet. Exercise, meditation & counseling can really help, as can seeing a classical homeopath. ...Read more

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What is a source of instant anxiety relief?

What is a source of instant anxiety relief?

Close eyes, breathe : There are many threats to health and well-being. In addition to cancer and heart disease, these risks include working, driving, falling--the list goes on. One approach is to worry about what if. Another is to avoid toxins, eat healthful foods one prepares, exercise appropriately, sleep well, take precautions for safety, keep medical/dental appointments and do relaxation exercise to limit stress :). ...Read more

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Can alcohol provide anxiety relief?

Can alcohol provide anxiety relief?

Poor solution: The use of alcohol may serve to reduce anxiety in the short term; however it is a poor solution and may actually end up causing other problems. Look towards exercise, mindfulness strategies, breathing techniques and therapy for more healthy coping strategies. ...Read more

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Does similasan anxiety relief work well?

Does similasan anxiety relief work well?

Similasan: Similasan "anxiety relief" is a combination homeopathic remedy containing low-dose argentum nitricum and strophanthus gratus. Homeopathic medicines do "work" -- but only if the particular patient has specific symptoms calling for that remedy. If not, they don't. There are many kinds of anxiety, and over 800 different homeopathic remedies that might help. Consulting a homeopath might help more. ...Read more

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How can I meditate or do some type of anxiety relief exercise?

How can I meditate or do some type of anxiety relief exercise?

Breathe and focus: Go to a quiet place where you will not be interupted for the next 10 minutes. Breathe in through your nose slowly and deeply. Breathe out through your mouth slowly. Close your eyes and RELAX. Clear your mind and notice what it feels like to inhale and exhale. When other words or pictures enter your mind say to yourself 'oh well' and return your attention to your breath. ...Read more

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A friend of mine seems to be relying on hydrocodone for anxiety relief..is this problematic?

Yes!: Hydrocodone is a pain medication. It is not for the treatment of anxiety. It can cause sedation, but this is not helping the primary issue of anxiety. In addition, hydrocodone is a very addictive substance and could cause another problem instead of helping the real one! There are many other excellent treatments for anxiety. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

NOT INDICATED: Topamax (topiramate) is in the class of anti-convulsant medications, so used for seizures. Also used for migraine prophylaxis. Not too sure about use for anxiety as that is very off labile. Lots of other medications are indicated. ...Read more

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How do I get anxiety relief without medication?

How do I get anxiety relief without medication?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can help you become less anxious.. A therapist can teach you relaxation techniques & talk about the things that make you anxious. Together you can learn different ways to cope with what is causing your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more