Fear is the body's natural response to a situation or element that poses danger. Phobias differ from the fear response by the nature of their origins. Fear is an innate defense mechanism triggered by a threat, while a phobia is a learned response to a specific object or situation that in reality poses little to no threat. Common phobias include claustrophobia (fear of closed-in spaces), acrophobia (fear of heights) and agoraphobia (fear of situations with no clear escape, such as in crowds).
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for fear.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)