Gelsemium is a natural remedy used historically for anxiety about hospitals and diagnostic tests. Interestingly, the same remedy is used by holistic vets for animals who are shaking with fear (or hiding under the bed) when they realize they’re about to be taken to the vet!
You can get Gelsemium in any health food store and dissolve a couple of pellets in your mouth once or twice a day, as needed, for anxiety.
Of course deep breathing, yoga, meditation, visualizing something peaceful, and/or listening to peaceful meditation music can also be helpful.
I highly recommend Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster.
Find out more about this book:Your Natural Medicine Cabinet: A Practical Guide to Drug-Free Remedies for Common Ailments