Anxiety is a mental state characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil often as a response to the expectation of a future threat.
Anxiety is often connected with the following emotional and physical responses:
- Muscle Tension
- Feeling of restlessness
- Fast heartbeat, tachycardia
- Fast or troubled breathing
- Upset stomach
- Feeling of worry and uneasiness
- Problems with concentration
- Trouble falling asleep/ Insomnia
- Withdrawal from situations
- Nightmares/bad dreams
Mindfulness Based Therapy is often used to support patients who suffer from anxiety and works to help change the thinking patterns that support a person’s fears, in addition to helping change the way a person reacts to anxiety provoking situations.
Medicated herbal remedies prescriptions can be used to calm the nervous system, thereby allowing you to feel less reactive to daily stressors. Herbs and therapy can work to balance emotions by regulating the body’s energy, balancing hormones and, ultimately, reducing stress. We will work in conjunction with your psychiatrist or other allopathic healthcare provider.
Food therapy and lifestyle programs can also be useful in reducing symptoms of anxiety.