What is Social Anxiety?

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Many individuals become nervous when it comes to certain social situations. For example, a first date may cause someone to feel anxious, start sweating, and do or say things that are out of character. Giving a presentation at work or at school, another common anxiety-inducing situation, may also cause your stomach to churn. But social anxiety, also known as a social phobia, goes beyond these situations that nearly everyone can relate to.

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Natural Remedies for Anxiety, Stress and Panic

If you’re looking for relief from stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, you have options. In today’s Western culture, we are susceptible to many forms of stress that originate from our environment, sedentary lifestyles, or a sense of being overwhelmed by work, family or social stressors. While this is normal for many Americans, it is not a reason to suffer needlessly. And while it may be tempting to dull your symptoms with a prescription for benzodiazepines or anti-depressants, these habit-forming pharmaceuticals are often not the answer for long-term, healthy management of stress and anxiety. Fortunately, holistic medical practitioners and herbalists have a wealth of information on treating anxiety naturally, and there are many available natural remedies for anxiety, stress and panic.

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Drinking Tea Can Help Your Anxiety

You’re anxious. It might be a hundred things going on at once or just one really big thing that you can’t put from your mind. And while it may seem like the last thing you have time for is a cup of tea, drinking tea can help ease your anxiety!

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Natural medicines are becoming increasingly popular and there are a myriad of herbs that work to calm anxiety. One of the best ways to incorporate these herbs in your day is with a cup of tea. The mere act of drinking tea is relaxing in and of itself. You stop. You sit down. The steam wafts to engulf you with its sweet aroma. You sip. The cup warms your hands. Already you’re experiencing some anxiety relief.  [Read more…]

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Natural Treatments to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety plagues many of us. Did you know about 18% of all Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder?  Anxiety disorders can develop from a set of certain risk factors including brain chemistry, genetics, personality and life events. Living with anxiety can feel like not living at all. The good news is there are ways to manage anxiety and greatly reduce anxiety symptoms.

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