Acupressure points are a quick way to relieve anxiety, improve mood and increase energy!

This point is located at the side of the inside of the foot, three finger width behind the base of the big toe. Applying pressure at this point helps ground the body and mind, helps in relieving the mind from worries and anxiety.

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This point is located in the webbing between the thumb and the index finger. Stimulating this point helps in reducing muscle tension and relieving stress.

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Passionflower Tea

This herb can be as effective as Xanax

Passionflower tea can be made by infusing 1 tablespoon of dried herbs in 1 cup boiling water. Let the mixture steep for about 15 minutes. Drink the tea near bedtime to induce restful sleep.

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Epsom Salt Baths

Magnesium Sulfate helps relax muscles and the nervous system. To be truly effective as a relaxant one must use 2 cups of Epsom Salts in a bath and soak for a minimum of 30 minutes.

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Classic Yoga Breathing Technique called the 4-7-8 Breath.

One reason it works is that you can’t breathe deeply and be anxious at the same time. To do the 4-7-8 breath, exhale completely through your mouth, then inhale through your nose for a count of four. Hold your breath for a count of seven. Now let it out slowly through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat at least twice a day.

Anti –Anxiety Foods

Foods that a rich in tryptophan help produce feel good brain chemicals and calm the nervous system.

Tryptophan rich foods include:

Turkey, chicken, bananas, milk, oats, nuts, peanut butter and sesame seeds

Foods to Avoid:

Processsed/ Packaged Food, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine

These foods wreck havoc on the body by raising insulin levels, causing dehydration, depleting the body of vital nutrients and lowering mood elevating brain chemicals.