12 All-Natural Remedies for Anxiety

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National data tells us that almost 40 million Americans are living with some type of anxiety disorder. Part of the reason the word anxiety is tossed around so frequently is that it can manifest in many forms. According to Rebecca Lee, a registered nurse and founder of natural wellness site RemediesForMe.com, the most common types of anxiety include panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, and generalized anxiety disorder. The symptoms of these different conditions vary widely, and they require professional diagnosis, but Lee says that the most common symptoms associated with anxiety include excessive worrying, sleep disturbances (like shooting awake with your mind racing), irrational fears, muscle tension, chronic indigestion, and self-consciousness.

Treating these unpleasant symptoms can be stressful and confusing, especially if you want to try a natural route. That's why we got in touch with Lee to help put together this guide to simple, effective, all-natural remedies for anxiety. "There are no quick fixes to mental health disorders. It is important to get to know the stressors that are causing your anxiety," Lee assures. But if you're looking to manage your anxiety holistically, we hope that one of these 17 ideas will help.