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This Ancient Breathing Technique Will Provide Instant Drug-Free Anxiety Relief

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that anxiety is now the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the United States.

Less than 25% of sufferers will actually receive any kind of treatment for the affliction. The disorder can be broken down into generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Aside from medication, there are some ways we can help relieve anxiety. One of the ways is breathing.

"When you don't get enough oxygen, the brain receives a 'danger' signal, which perpetuates your mind-body state of anxiety," says Jonathan Davidson, M.D., director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program at Duke University Medical Center.

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