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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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Best herbal supplement for stress/anxiety?

Best herbal supplement for stress/anxiety?

Many can help: Kava can help with anxiety, but valerian is more sedating and could help more with sleep. Don't forget lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and the adaptogens rhodiola rosea and ashwagandha. Make sure you buy from reliable companies who check for heavy metals and correct raw material. Tell your doctor about any herbs you're using. Homeopathy can provide much deeper ; more individualized healing. ...Read more

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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

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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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Safe natural remedies for depression?

Safe natural remedies for depression?

Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more

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Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Can there be any effective natural stress relief supplements?

Can there be any effective natural stress relief supplements?

Yes: I would not be using these with any psychotropic medications, alcohol, or other drugs. But passionflower and lemon balm can be very helpful. Tension release by mega foods combines these & is safe. Also kava stress relief by yogi tea. The longer you steep this tea (it also has nice spices in it) the stronger it gets, though. Milky oats is another -- like nature's xanax (alprazolam) & not habituating. ...Read more

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What are some natural stress relief supplements worth trying?

What are some natural stress relief supplements worth trying?

Several: Mindfulness-based stress reduction is an option whose effectiveness depends on your personal practice rather than the vagaries of an herb or pharmaceutical. That said, magnesium; kava (except for some concerns about liver function); theanine; lemon balm; passion flower, etc may all be worth trying -- as well as bach flower essences. Homeopathy with a trained homeopath may help also. ...Read more

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Are there natural supplements to take for insomnia?

Are there natural supplements to take for insomnia?

Melatonin + sleep : Hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Any good over-the-counter remedies for anxiety?

Any good over-the-counter remedies for anxiety?

More than Meds: Medication treats the symptom, not the cause. You can learn to control your anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or exercise to name a few. People with severe anxiety do best with a combination of self-management, therapy and medication. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Options: Natural remedies for depression and anxiety include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.E 5 htp, same and st john's wort), support groups and journaling. Limit caffeine as it can raise anxiety levels. Chamomile tea can help de-stress. For severe symptoms a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more

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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Multipollen extract : Multipollen extract and or yam based dhea helps with menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural remedies for anxiety attacks?

Are there any good natural remedies for anxiety attacks?

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). ...Read more

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Natural cures for muscle tension/migraines without harsh medications?

Natural cures for muscle tension/migraines without harsh medications?

Vicks and relax: One thing that you can try is to rub vicks on the back of your neck or on your forehead (if that's where your head hurts). Try that, then lay down for a little while and take some deep breaths and relax. You'd be surprised at how a headache can sometimes improve just by relaxing your body. ...Read more

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What r some natural cures for migraines? Vitimans, supplements, herbs, etc. Is ice helpful?

What r some natural cures for migraines? Vitimans, supplements, herbs, etc. Is ice helpful?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (e.g. acupuncture), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What are some good herbal supplement for depression?

What are some good herbal supplement for depression?

In my opinion,: Herbal supplements are not well-controlled or well-studied in the U.S. So no recommendation is possible. However, studies show that many U.S. Residents are vitamin d deficient and that d3, in particular, may benefit mood. Always a good idea to get 20 minutes of sun each day so your body can manufacture d itself. Check with your doctor if you suspect your d level is low. ...Read more

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Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for cardiospasm work?

Do natural remedies for cardiospasm work?

Cardio Spasm: Are you talking about coronary artery spasm? If not, i don't know what you are referring to... Either way, natural remedies may work... If you are willing to take a chance and find out for yourself.. Unfortunately there are no objective, scientific studies demonstrating such efficacy. One life, one chance, the choice is yours! ...Read more

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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


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