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Calm Down! Two Remedies

Calm Down! Two Remedies

When Cait realized that stress was impacting her health (doesn’t it do that to all of us??) she turned to these remedies from the editor of Prevention Magazine Health Books. Her favorite is so easy she can do it at her desk, and the soothing tea is tasty as well as effective. Try these all-natural calming remedies here.


Hold your thumb with your other hand. Do it gently and intently, but keep doing it until you feel your body start to relax. The Jin Shin Jyutsu philosophy connects emotions with each finger of the hand and worry is the province of the thumb.

You can also press the spot between your eyebrows at the center of your forehead, which helps dispel anxious thoughts.

Calming Tea


Equal parts of each of the following dried herbs:

Lavender flowers
Rolled oats
Linden flowers
Lemon balm

1. You can buy 1/2 ounce of each of these ingredients at your local natural foods store. Mix them together.

2. To make a day’s supply of the tea, use 4 tablespoons of the blend per quart of boiling water. Pour water over herbs and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink the liquid while it’s warm (gently reheat tea after initial use).

3. Suggested dosage: a cup after each meal and up to 6 cups a day if necessary.

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Adapted from New Choices in Natural Healing, Bill Gottlieb, editor (Rodale Press, 1995). Copyright (c) 1995 by Bill Gottlieb. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from New Choices in Natural Healing, Bill Gottlieb, editor (Rodale Press, 1995).

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7:46PM PDT on May 2, 2012

Thank you:)

3:45AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

thanks I just happen to have this book!!!

4:23AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:27AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Beautiful. Thanks.

2:22PM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

hold your thumb how?/where?

3:52AM PDT on Apr 12, 2011

great article

6:27AM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

Im not a tea drinker, but i do believe in acupressure.

7:28AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

Tha accupressure works!!

3:47AM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Interesting tea, Thanks.

10:18PM PST on Dec 22, 2010

Not much of tea (or hot beverage) drinker, so perhaps I'll try the thumb idea. Also try to pet my dog. I have seen that work very well when I take her to visit in hospitals.

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