Are there alternative treatments for animal phobias?

Alternative and complementary treatments available to treat animal phobias include acupuncture, yoga, and herbal remedies. The following are a few of the complementary and alternative methods for treating the anxiety associated with animal phobias:

  • acupuncture
  • chamomile
  • lavender
  • St. John's Wort
  • valerian
  • yoga

Before undertaking a complementary or alternative treatment program, individuals should discuss the treatment with their doctor to be sure that treatments do not interfere or negatively interact with each other.

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