I tried the holistic route for awhile when it came to anxiety, but I don't think I gave it enough time. I was on St. John's Wort and such, but I hit a bump in my life that was very rough (Grandmother passing away), so I needed to get medicine that would work for sure. Xanax has been a God send, but I'm also now on Prozac and small doses of Propranolol.
My friend does acupuncture, so for awhile he'd come over and stick me with needles. He is new to it, so he's kind of rough, but he was good overall. I also saw another guy through my insurance who was very good as well, but I felt like he wasn't listening to what I wanted to do at times. For example, my chest would hurt and/or feel tight and I'd want him to stick some needles in there to help relieve the tension. He'd say, "Well, we need to work on the emotional components since that's what's really bothering you." Well, yeah, work on the anxiety and emotional issues AND the symptoms that exacerbate it. I went there many times and I did start to get annoyed, which I guess he sensed because he finally did stick some needles in my chest and it helped a bit. He was much more gentle, though. I guess it comes with practice.
I also do chiropractics once a week and get massages (I did get them weekly, but now my schedule is all messed up). They are great for tension relief, and the women that do it will hone in on the problem areas if I ask them to. It's about 30 minutes or so and they use essential oils, so you smell a bit weird afterwards, but I like the smell.
I'd say to give it a shot. I definitely felt some peace after the acupuncture sessions for a few days. One spot that I really liked was between the eyebrows. It sounds painful, but it's not, and it's very relaxing.