Treating anxiety often involves the use of psychotherapy and various types of drugs that can ratchet down the chemical behaviors in the body that drive the anxiety disorder. Treatment for an anxiety disorder can also include non-traditional therapies that fall under the heading of complementary and alternative medicine.
Treating Anxiety: Understanding Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of approaches — from nutritional substances with health effects, like vitamin supplements and omega-3 fatty acids, to physical techniques such as acupuncture.
While some approaches have the muscle of scientific studies behind them, others remain more anecdotal. They may have merit, but are hard to evaluate scientifically in the absence of properly conducted trials. Here are some of the more popular alternative choices for treating anxiety