Treatment for Anxiety
There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Anxiety. Here are some of them:
Complementary Treatment Options
Shiatsu creates a feeling of wellbeing and comfort. It can improve vitality and stamina……….. both physical and emotional. During a Shiatsu treatment, the receiver becomes more relaxed and achieves that “feelgood factor” as the stimulation of the acupuncture points helps release endorphins (natural pain relievers, released by the body, that can induce a natural high). During a course of treatment, this feelgood factor becomes cumulative and can extend further into daily life.
It can be difficult to take that first step away from anxiety, not knowing what direction to step. With Shiatsu you can, once again, recognise what relaxation and wellbeing feels like. Through this recognition you have taken the first step and your direction is set.
- Taking calcium (1,000 mg a day) and magnesium (500 mg a day) as a supplement to
- B complex (50 to 100 mg a day, best in the morning) to decrease stress effects.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, processed foods and alcohol.
- Increase consumption of fresh vegetables and whole grains.
- St. John’s Wort helps with both depression and anxiety.
Allopathic Treatment Options
A number of medications that were originally developed for treating depression have been found to be effective for anxiety disorders. Some of the newest of these antidepressants are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Other anti-anxiety medications include groups of drugs called benzodiazepines and beta-blockers.
Two clinically-proven effective forms of psychotherapy used to treat anxiety disorders are behavioural therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. In behavioural therapy, the focus is on changing specific actions and uses several techniques to stop unwanted behaviours. In addition to the behavioural therapy techniques, cognitive-behavioural therapy teaches patients to understand and change their thinking patterns so they
can react differently to any of the situations that trigger anxiety.