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Treating Anxiety Naturally

Updated on October 31, 2013

Treating Anxiety Panic Attacks Naturally!

Are you wondering whether treating anxiety naturally is possible? Anxiety panic attacks are becoming the modern disease of our society. As we get a greater understanding of it, of its symptoms and causes, there are increasingly more and more effective ways to treat it.

What I've learned from my own anxiety panic attacks, is that taking medication is the last resort, and never really helps in the long term.

Treating anxiety naturally is what helped me overcome anxiety panic attacks: no doctors involved, no pills or any other chemicals. Only natural ways, some that are even free.

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"Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety."

~Rose Kennedy

Tips On Treating Anxiety Panic Attacks Naturally

  • Meditate - use a guided meditation tape, and listen to the voice guiding you through. In no time you'll have forgotten all about your anxiety panic attack!
  • Do a bit of aromatherapy - yes, this is something relatively new that it's been tried on successfully in treating anxiety naturally. Some of the essential oils that helped me (either sniffing directly from the bottle, or by using a few drops in an oil burner) are:

    - Lavender, Marjoram and Frankincense

  • Drink chamomile tea - this is an all calming tea, useful for everything really. I say it's similar to the aspirin in that it helps cure everything. But it's natural.
  • Stop that coffee! I mean it. Or of you must, drink max a cup a day, preferably in the morning, with your breakfast. Never on an empty stomach. You do want to avoid those 'butterflies' which can be the startup of an anxiety attack, don't you?
  • Read a relaxing book I usually say 'but not thriller, or anything that makes you feel anxious', however there have been reports of people becoming so engrossed in their latest Lee Child novel, that they forgot all about their anxiety panic attack knocking at their door
  • Do some breathing exercises - A proven method is this: Start while lying on your back. Place one hand on your chest and one hand on your belly (between navel and ribs). Focus on allowing the belly to rise easily when inhaling and fall when exhaling. HOLD THE CHEST STILL with your hand on your chest. The objective is to breathe all the time with the belly (diaphragm) and not the chest.

Healing Anxiety Naturally

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Healing Anxiety Naturally

One of the best books on helping with healing anxiety naturally. I have it at home and it helped me with my anxiety panic attacks. By no means it's the only remedy, different tools help different people, but I can say that it's worth having it in your arsenal as a great source on the best nutritional supplements and herbs that really help - and are not expensive at all.


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"Now is the age of anxiety."

~W. H. Auden

Part Of Treating Anxiety Naturally - Doing Breathing Exercises

Anxiety Attack Symptoms Right After Eating?

If you've noticed anxiety attack symptoms right after a good meal, they might have to do with the bacteria gathered in your stomach. A recent research done by the McMaster University has shown that there is a definitive correlation between emotions, feelings and the bacteria in your gut.

Many people don't know this but it might look like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is in fact associated with symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks, so much that in fact people are quite sure that they suffer from anxiety instead of trying to find the real cause of their problem.

The online edition of the Gastroenterology has published these findings, and doctors are quite happy about this discoveries because they can now investigate alternative healing options such as probiotic bacteria in treating gastric health problems, which will invariably less the anxiety symptoms as well.

"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?"

~Thomas Kempis

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    • poetryman6969 profile image


      4 years ago

      It's good to hear that that are some natural methods for this problem.

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      5 years ago

      Good tips! Deep breathing is very important because people usually stop breathing during an anxiety or panic attack. I've had anxiety attacks since I was six, it's definitely not fun. I'll have to check out some of the books you've listed!

    • HeatherM2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I don't suffer from anxiety attacks on a regular basis, but I have had 2 or 3 in my life and they are awful. This was very helpful information.

    • samsipet profile image


      6 years ago

      Good info on anxiety!

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      6 years ago

      Returning with angel dust, I love this series of yours...still no anxiety or panic attacks for me!

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      6 years ago

      Great info. I'm 38 and have never suffered from anxiety until recently. Have always been able to deal wit.h everything that came my way. I used to be able to drink coffee to perk me up in the mornings and if i had one in the afternoon it would literally make me drowsy, weird i know. Now my morning coffee wires me up way too much that I panic and I can't deal with the simplest thing in life anymore. I worry constantly. Anymore information on how I can reverse this naturally? Last I want to do is go on medication for it. Thanks!!

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Interesting info. Very helpful to many.

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      6 years ago

      It's funny you should talk about avoiding a thriller when reading a book. I'm reading a Dean Koontz horror at the moment and it's the only thing that I can read and become totally engrossed in. In other aspects I try to practice mindfulness. Sometimes fairly successfully...

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      7 years ago

      I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I was prescribed diazepam and citalopram,but have now weaned myself off diazepam with my doctors help. I have been seeing a clinical psychologist and am CBT and practising mindfulness. Finally my anxiety and panic is improving. Mindfulness has been very helpful.

    • waldenthreenet profile image


      7 years ago

      great topic. Anxiety. Also, congrad on your 100 lense. Just got there today myself. Hope our path cross again soon. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      I had anxiety on the first year of college, and my doctor prescribed anti-depressants :-( i should have discovered your lens earlier! :-) i was so scared i actually went to a hospital right after my lessons without my parent's notice. but i had to call them to inform that they had to pay SGD600 for the ct scan :-D my mom nearly had a heart attack

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love coffee when I wake up but after 12 noon, I don't drink any coffee.

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      7 years ago

      I always love seeing natural ways to cure problems - and this lens was very well put together.

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      WayneDave LM 

      7 years ago

      I don't suffer from anxiety myself, but this seems like a very useful lens, so I hope many people get to see it. I would always back something that stops medication being required. Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed the read.

    • emmaklarkins profile image


      7 years ago

      Great suggestions! I don't know about the coffee thing, though... I love it so much :(

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      marianne sequeira 

      7 years ago

      Great lens .... lovely advice

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      Julianne Gentile 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Thanks for the tips here.

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      7 years ago

      I get panic attacks and breathing exercises have helped me so much. I hardly get them anymore. I love how you talk about the natural ways of treatment. I'm a doctor, but I promote alternative healing. Great lens!

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      7 years ago

      Breathing exercises and meditation certainly helps, we should not underestimate both these techniques. They are by far the most effective and natural remedies for panic attacks.

    • modernchakra profile image


      7 years ago

      Some more great information. Thank you for continuing to share. I look forward to coming back and reading some more of your lenses.

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      7 years ago

      This is such an excellent companion article for your Panic Attack While Driving. I'm a believer in using natural methods as well and would also maybe include some exercise in the mix. I just enjoy chamomile almost every day as I'm working along and I love listening to Spirit Song, it just takes me to calm places. I haven't had a panic attack for years but they sure do grab you. Well done!

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      7 years ago

      It's good to hear people's personal experiences. I think it depends on individual brain chemistry -- anxiety responses vary. I have never had a panic attack, but I do have phobic/ obsessional types of anxiety. I was diagnosed with anxiety -- but never ADHD -- yet I respond to some substances more like a person with ADHD. In other words, stimulants like coffee can bring me down, not up; I need a stimulant before bed. Another thing that I respond well to is antihistamines, which are a medication, yes, but generally considered relatively safe.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      It is excellent advice to encourage people to deal with their panic attacks naturally. Great lens.

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      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for dealing with this tricky topic. Yes, I believe 'natural' is the only way to go - once you start with psycho-active pharmaceutical drugs, you don't know where it will end.

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      7 years ago

      I've never had an attack, but definitely suffer from anxiety at times, I find it helps to keep my anxiety to a minimum by meditating and practicing chi breathing exercises.

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      7 years ago

      Thank you for the tips. I actually started experiencing anxiety attacks recently. I'll try to give up the coffee, but that's going to be very difficult for me.


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      10 years ago

      Thanks, your lens was just what I was looking for.


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