As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have observed that most of my patients have some form of anxiety. Chronic worry, life’s pressures and maladaptive coping strategies contribute to developing an anxiety disorder.
Common symptoms of anxiety include: trouble sleeping, neck and back muscle tension and pain, chronic headaches, inability to relax in social situations, sweating, trembling, fatigue, inability to concentrate, heart palpitations and dizziness. Stress can affect all systems of the body especially the digestive system. Other symptoms include acid reflux and not digesting food properly causing bloating and stomach cramps.
80% of chronic diseases are caused by stress and as a Naturopath, my area of interest is treating anxiety and the physical symptoms as a result of too much stress and worry.
I offer a comprehensive anxiety treatment plan that addresses the mind and body.
I use several therapies in my practice to bring the nervous system back into balance.
Natural Therapies Used to Treat Anxiety Include:
I teach deep breathing techniques and forms of meditation for muscle relaxation.
Diet and Lifestyle counseling- often the way we eat and the foods eaten can make anxiety worse.
I teach “worry management” techniques- our negative thinking and beliefs are at the center of experiencing anxiety.
Acupuncture- The meridians in acupuncture follow the nervous system and can be very effective for balancing the nervous system as anxiety is a nervous system disorder.
Herbal Supplements- some herbs have proven in clinical trials to be just as effective as pharmaceutical anti-anxiety medications.
Vitamin/Mineral Therapy- often a lack of certain nutrients such as magnesium for example can be contributing to anxiety and muscular tension.
If you are looking for a natural, safe and effective way to treat your anxiety symptoms, you can call to book an appointment or a free 15 minute consult with me at 647-347-3140 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.