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Why Choose Alternative Treatment for Anxiety Disorders?

About 40% adults in the US suffer from anxiety disorder.  If you or any of your loved ones are excessively worried about one thing or another in everyday life, then probably the roots might be deeper than you’d like to believe.

Anxiety is characterized by panic, uneasiness, fear, and worry. Some of the most common symptoms of the condition include sweating, insomnia, rapid heart rate, reduced libido and nausea.  When the symptoms become persistent, they can lead to emotional distress and interfere with the person’s regular activities.

Panic attack is a severe form of anxiety disorder. The symptoms of this condition include:

  • Intense spell of panic
  • Dread
  • Fear
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Excess sweating
  • Feeling of looming disaster

Causes of Anxiety Disorder

The causes of anxiety disorder have not yet been established. However, the attacks can get triggered by factors such as:

  • Intense stress
  • Emotional trauma such as an accident, death or divorce
  • Asthma drugs
  • Decongestants
  • Tobacco
  • Withdrawal symptoms

In some patients, the disorder could be caused by hereditary or physiological factors as well.

 

While the below mentioned steps would help you manage your anxiety or panic to some extent, it is highly recommended that you seek advice from Holistic Specialists professionals.

  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine
  • Reducing sugar intake
  • Reducing intake of refined carbs
  • Avoiding food additives

 

Alternative Therapies

At Holistic Specialists, our experts will first examine your condition and then devise a detailed plan to help you recover as soon as possible.

Our experts will use a combination of the below mentioned therapies to treat anxiety disorders safely, without the side effects caused by the intake of modern medicines.

 

Meditation

Meditation is the greatest stress buster. Our trained experts at Holistic Specialists will teach you meditation techniques.

Breathing Exercises

Our experts will train you to on various breathing exercises to tackle your anxiety. With these techniques, your anxious feelings will be kept in check.

Cardio exercises help in burning lactic acid and producing endorphins, chemicals that can boost your mood and help the body make efficient use of oxygen.

 

Probiotic Treatment

Research has proved that the good bacteria in our gut influence our brain and how it thinks and reacts. Our Holistic Specialists experts will guide you with probiotic use which will help you to lead a normal healthy life.

 

Our experts may also suggest time-tested remedies such as St. John’s Wort and Kava Kava, which have been used effectively for treating anxiety for a long time.

Kava has soothing effects and eases the symptoms of nervousness. St. John’s Wort is supported by many research studies, proving that it is safe for treating anxiety. It has also been found effective in treating mild to moderate levels of depression. Valerian root is an herb that has also shown significant calming effects.

Your Holistic Specialists experts will also design a diet plan to include foods rich in vitamin B, calcium and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals have been found to help improve the functioning of the nervous system. They are also required by the body for producing neurotransmitters that can speed up the transmission of communication between the nerve cells.

Don’t ignore your over anxious nature; consult Holistic Specialists today. We are located close to you. If you are from Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, call us now!

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