I love sharing information with clients and peers, but please don't listen to a word I say. Instead, if something resonates with you? Then happily check it out, first, to see if it's right for you.
For all those who suffer I recommend, at a minimum, that you check your diet for nutrient imbalances and have a professional to turn to for emotional exploration. These two areas will get you closer to the root causes, which should be the ultimate goal.
Until that goal is reached, however, it would be helpful to have something on hand to stop the symptoms in their tracks so that sleep or normal functioning is possible. The remedy I found that works well, outside of my own reflexology and bioenergy sessions, is kava root extract in tincture form.
Only a small amount, much less than the recommended dosage, usually, of kava root tincture is needed to either stop a panic attack in its tracks or soothe uncontrolled anxiety while doing the work to seek its causes.
Please note that one should never take more than the recommended dose and never take it unnecessarily. Abuse of kava root extract could be damaging to the liver. This is true of many medications, natural or otherwise, so seek the smallest dosage that will ease your symptoms.
I share this information publicly because the number of clients arriving at my office with anxiety and panic disorders is sharply on the rise, and I feel compelled to help. I have done much personal research in the past to find out what works best for me, and as my immune and nervous systems are both troubled and complex what works for me usually helps others. I also ask each client not to take my word for anything but check it out and decide for themselves. Every person is biochemically unique, and in the world of natural medicine remedies what suits one individual may not suit another, for unlike pharmaceuticals they do not force an action on the body but instead assist the body in rebalancing itself.
Helpful Alternative Views on Anxiety
Instead of feeling like a victim of various mental/emotional ailments, I often turn to Natural alternative approaches. If they work, great. If they don't? Most times, no harm done. In the area of depression, I have learned to embrace it when it hits harder than normal, because I know that I am going to learn something important about myself by the time I come out of it, which makes the experience of it less depressing and more healing - it also takes away much of the power that depression can wield over us. As Suzuki said, "Confusion is the highest state because it comes just before knowing." The The same might be true of anxiety, and this article from Tiny Buddha outlines it, nicely.
Another aspect of anxiety is common to people on the autism spectrum, highly sensitive persons, and others who - for whatever reasons - have difficulty trusting themselves. In this case an article by Asperger Experts called, "Anxiety, Shutdown, and Consequences" might enlighten.
Feel free to share what has worked for you, understanding that it may not work for another. Again, the roots of depression and anxiety are unique to each individual, but alternative remedies can often trigger a spark of an idea that might work for you.
Solutions to everyday stress involve identifying where we are emotionally unhappy and then taking action to correct or curb the circumstances involved, and that means finding out what’s at the root of a given problem, before seeking solutions. I love this kind of problem-solving and happily share for those seeking similar unique yet ubiquitous solutions. Consequently, the topics here may vary within health, lifestyle, and work/business.
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