Anxiety can cause a great deal of distress and interfere with your ability to live a normal life. People suffering from anxiety often have ruminating thoughts that they have difficulty turning off. However, there are a number of way to help turn off those excitatory signals in your brain that keep those ruminating thoughts spinning around in your head. Acupuncture and specific supplements are a great way to help balance your emotions, and may be some lifestyle changes, nutritional management and exercises we could prescribe to help manage those anxious moments.
If the anxiety is due to overwhelming stress, there are adaptogenic herbs that support your adrenal system. Your adrenal glands are what release cortisol, the hormone that your body releases under stress to keep you functioning. However, if your stress becomes chronic your cortisol levels will not have the chance to get back to normal, eventually leading to a ‘crash and burn” situation. There are many herbs that help to boost the functioning of your adrenal glands so that you have the resources and the energy to continue living your life.