It's called EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and really does calm you down when you're really anxious. I am pasting a link to a site that give you some free techniques to try and an explaination of how and why it works. Hope this helps!
P.S. R U a Fear and Loathing Fan :-)
BTW - I no longer use the name Dr. Gonzo (and Gonzo alone is already taken), since I was told that this might cause other users to think I am some sort of a doctor. not everyone can understand a good joke. ;)