Anxiety and Panic Attacks

A general feeling of worry, nervousness or uneasiness, typically about an imminent event or uncertain outcome, with no obvious reasons for worry.  This disorder can also be accompanied with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.  Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety and panic attacks.  

Indications of an Anxiety Disorder

Are you troubled by the following?
•Excessive worry, occurring more days than not, for at least six months
•Unreasonable worry about events or activities as work, school, or your health
•Inability to control the worry

Are you bothered by at least three of the following?
•Restlessness, feeling keyed-up or on edge
•Difficulty thinking or concentrating
•Feeling easily agitated/irritable or restless
•Being easily startled
•Feeling easily tired
•Muscle tension
•Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
•Your anxiety interfering with your daily life

Other illness in conjunction with anxiety can make it difficult to diagnose.  Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate anxiety disorders.  Of the following, determine which you are currently experiencing.:

•Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?
•Sad or depressed?
•Disinterested in life?
•Worthless or guilty?

During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs…
•Resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?
•Placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?
•Resulted in being arrested?
•Continue despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?

How we treat Anxiety naturally

There are many factors that can trigger anxiety.  It is important to identify triggers be it environmental (trauma, stress), brain chemistry (neurotransmitters that affect mood), food (chemicals as artificial colors/flavors, other food additives or allergies/sensitivities), substances (alcohol, drugs, caffeine, or others), sleep habits, proper detoxification, and others.
There are no specific labs tests for anxiety, however, we would run general labs to assess overall function and determine what other areas need focus for overall improvement.

The holistic approach we use when treating anxiety includes homeopathy, Emotion Code therapy, dietary changes to avoid stimulating foods, decreasing stress, supplementation and others.  Family support is also key in helping the individual work through the current symptoms.  The main goal is to restore proper function without the use of medications.

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