Alternative Systems of Healing for Anger Management

There are some healing traditions that offer therapies that offer help reducing the stress and tension that leads to anger. Ask your doctor for a recommended practitioner or talk to friends and family for recommendations.


Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of healing that comes from India. In Ayurveda, diet, movement, herbal supplements, spa treatments and body cleansing practices are all used to address any concern.  Specifically, Ayurveda focuses on different doshas or types of people.  Pitta is one of the three doshas and is related to “fire”.  According to Ayurvedic tradition, those people who have a predominately pitta dosha can be driven, organized and intense.  When this dosha is out of balance, it is thought to cause anger and irritability.  Ayurvedic practitioners can provide recommendations to bring things back into balance.


Who doesn’t need a good massage. Massage can help to release muscle tension which cause feelings of anxiety. It can also induce a feeling of calm and relaxation which makes it easier to manage anger.