Herbal remedies such as valerian root and kava kava have been used to treat anxiety for many years.
- Relaxation techniques – Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, controlled breathing, and guided imagery may reduce anxiety.
- Biofeedback – Using sensors that measure physiological arousal brought on by anxiety (such as changes in heart rate and muscle tension), biofeedbackteaches you to recognize and control these body processes. Read Biofeedback Trains Mind, Body to Make Changes to learn more.
- Hypnotherapy – Hypnosis for anxiety is conducted by a clinical hypnotherapist who works with you using different therapeutic techniques while you’re in a state of deep relaxation.
- Acupuncture – Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture may help reduce anxiety. For more on how acupuncture works, visit Scientists Seek Clues for Acupuncture's Success.