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.
Many options. Many herbs help, including tulsi (holy basil), ashwagandha, valerian & passionflower. Magnesium & b vitamins often help, as can l-tryptophan and l-theanine. Homeopathy and bach flowers can help. Avoid sugar, caffeine & unhealthy foods. Exercise can be very helpful, as is meditation. Counseling, talking with friends & family, and a self-treatment called emotional freedom technique can also help.
What are some natural remedies, for a person with anxiety that does not want to be on pharmaceutical drugs?
DRUG ALTERNATIVES. One of the differences between prescription drugs and natural remedies is the former controls the body whereas the latter aids the body in solving its own problems. Natural alternatives for anxiety include: the Amino Acid theonine, valeriana tea, and/or the homeopathic kali phosphoricum. When using a homeopathic remember it's the frequency of dosage, not amount, that matters for acute episodes.
Sounds like you know. It sounds like you think it should be natural. Frankly, I agree (unless it seems too severe to avoid a brief time on medication). Find a therapist you can trust to try the steps you feel ready for. Work together and it should become clear.