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Ways To Reduce Stress

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Topic Overview

In addition to meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and breathing exercises, you might try these other ways to relieve stress.

Ways to relax your mind

Ways to relax your body

Herbal supplements

Some people use herbal supplements such as valerian, kava, gingko, St. John's Wort, and chamomile to relieve stress symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia. But supplements like these can be sold with limited or no research on how well they work. Talk with your doctor if you are taking supplements, especially if you have another health condition.


Credits for Ways To Reduce Stress

Current as of: June 16, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health


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