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Doctor insights on: Natural Treatments For Anxiety

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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


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Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...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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What are some natural anxiety meds or natural treatments?

What are some natural anxiety meds or natural treatments?

Passion Flower,: Valerian ; chamomile are herbals that may help.Here are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...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 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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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read more

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Are there any natural anxiety and depression treatments?

Are there any natural anxiety and depression treatments?

Sure!: First of all, make sure your overall health is good. Proper nutrition, exercise and sleep go a long way in treating anxiety and depressive symptoms. Yogo or other centering exercises and meditation are also often very helpful in reducing anxiety and depression. Keep a good social network, and spiritual connections too. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for anxiety?

What are some natural remedies for anxiety?

Immune balancing: Please understand that inflamamtion can lead to anxiety symptoms (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9450372). The inflammation may show up as allergies, headaches, eczema, diarrhea, constipation.... If the immune system is in good balance, then the great supplements dr. Baker recommended will work that much more effectively. ...Read more

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Are there natural treatments for autophobia?

Are there natural treatments for autophobia?

Actually, yes: But the treatment goes deeper than the phobia itself. Fear of being alone is actually common in humans. Yet, there are many possible reasons for this, and the individual experience you have when alone is unique also. I agree with dr. Fowler that individual psychotherapy may help. But homeopathy with a skilled homeopath can also get to the center of this problem, and help you heal it yourself. ...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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What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read more

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Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Remedy for depression?

Remedy for depression?

Correct diagnosis?: Make sure you have the correct diagnosis, since there are many medical conditions that can produce depression. If depressed, it would be a good idea to reduce or quit drinking since alcohol is a CNS depressant. A combination of medication and therapy often works well. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep, and working to make positive changes in work, family, and relationships. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for asthma to supplement my conventional treatment?

What are some natural treatments for asthma to supplement my conventional treatment?

Asthma: I think the best advice i can give you is avoidance of all possible triggers . Among these are : dust, cold, anger, pollen. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatment therapies used for bipolar disorder?

Are there any natural treatment therapies used for bipolar disorder?

Fish oil: There is some research on high dose fish oil for treatment of bipolar disorder. There are also natural products with a proprietary formulation of a vitamins and minerals. Here's a useful article on web md reviewing supplements: http://www.Webmd.Com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-supplements recommend: get definitive control with conventional meds first, then investigate natural. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for depression?

What are some natural remedies for depression?

Depression: Depression may benefit from Omega 3 Fatty Acids, SAM-e & 5- HTP. If there are specific deficencies then Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 & Magnesium supplementation may help. ...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