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There are so many people that have serious chronic stress and anxiety. They face many symptoms like nervousness, agitation, tension, a racing heart, chest tightness pins and needles in the hands, restlessness and chest pain.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues today. In the United States, more than 18 percent of adults are affected by anxiety disorders each year.

Natural remedies are generally safe to use alongside more conventional medical therapies.


Exercise is a wonderful way to burn off your anxious energy, and research seems to support this use.

For example, a 2015 review of 12 randomized controlled trials found that exercise may be an effective treatment for many anxiety symptoms. However, this review did caution that only research of higher quality could more determine how effective this is.

Exercise may also help with anxiety caused by stressful circumstances. 


Meditation can really help to slow down your racing thoughts which makes it easier to handle stress and anxiety.. There is a wide range of meditation styles that includes mindfulness and meditation during yoga may also help.

Mindfulness meditation is becoming increasingly more popular in therapy. A 2010 meta-analytic review suggests that it can be very highly effective for people that have disorders that relate to mood and anxiety.

Some people unconsciously tense the muscles and clench the jaw in response to anxiety. Progressive relaxation exercises can help.

Try lying in a comfortable position and slowly constricting and relaxing each muscle group, beginning with the toes and working up to the shoulders and jaw.


Finding different ways to express yourself can make anxiety feel more manageable.

Some research suggests that keeping a journal and other forms of writing can help people to cope better with anxiety.

2016 study, for example, found that children doing creative writing may help children and teens to manage anxiety.

Aroma Therapy With Essential Oils

Smelling some gentle and soothing plant essential oils can help to ease and soothe stress and anxiety. Certain scents work better for some people than others, so consider doing some experimenting with various oils.

Lavender may be very especially helpful. A 2012 study tested the effects of aromatherapy with lavender on insomnia in 67 women aged 45–55. Results suggest that the aromatherapy may reduce the heart rate in the short term and help to ease and relieve sleep issues in the long term.

There many more ways too. Relieving anxiety does not have to be with harmful addicting medications. Using alternative methods to relieve anxiety is a safer and more gentle way to soothe anxiety.