Posts Tagged ‘fear’
Did you know that 40 million people will experience high levels of anxiety in the U.S. this year? Damn, that’s a lot of people. No wonder the number of people taking anti- anxiety medications has gone up 30% in the last 10 years. Do these medications really fix the underlying cause of anxiety? The answer for most people prescribed anti-anxiety meds is a resounding “No!” The primary symptoms are just masked for as long as you’re taking the medication. Not only is the problem still there, but the unresolved issues can make you physically ill as well.
Ask anyone who’s experienced it. Anxiety and panic attacks suck.
Causes of Panic Attacks
*Adrenal fatigue- cortisol disruption
*Stress, especially post traumatic stress disorder
Luckily, Chinese medicine and nutrition are great for treating and healing why you have them in the first place. Who wants to go through life on edge or fearful all the time? Or afraid that you’re going to have a panic attack, causing more anxiety? Now you heal once and for all.
Foods to Reduce Anxiety
* Beets, radish, yams, cabbage
* Seaweed- Kelp, wakame, arame
* Blackberries, black beans, quinoa, mung beans
What ever your mood, you can fix it with food. Find out the cause of your emotional upset. Then dig in to these delicious treats to reduce anxiety, fear, and even panic attacks.
Live natural. Live well.
It’s a well-known fact that many people have a problem with some form of addiction. Whether it’s cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, food, caffeine, love, or sex, addiction doesn’t necessarily mean you’re unable to function or live a relatively manageable life. It can be an action or substance that is in any way negatively affecting your daily life and you find it virtually impossible to stop.
For many, life’s ups and downs are extremely painful and being “numb” is the easiest way out. For those in the performing arts, emotional sensitivity makes them fantastic performers but also causes a great deal of pain. And as previously noted, along with the pain comes the overwhelming desire to numb it.
Daily acupuncture is an effective way to ease the suffering of withdrawal and help with cravings. It also safely and effectively aids in dealing with the emotions that come up once sober.
My treatment protocol is best used in conjunction with therapy, 12 step programs, and the support of loved ones. I make the process less painful – both physically and emotionally – greatly increasing the chance of success. Make this really be your last bottom.
Imagine how much more deeply you’ll be able to connect with your family and friends… Imagine the sense of triumph and true happiness you’ll feel once sober…
Chinese medicine is also ideal for those already in recovery. The natural calming effect and emotional support is completely safe — no transference of dependency and no negative side effects.
“I’ve tried getting sober off and on for almost 20 years. Since working with Heather, I haven’t gotten loaded in almost 3 years. A miracle.” – Jack G., Singer
“My problem was with food. I ate any time I was upset. I was about 100 pounds overweight when I first came to Doctor Heather. With regular treatments, herbs, practical nutrition, and exercise, I’ve been able to keep the pounds off for over a year. I no longer reach for a bag of cookies. I’ve never been more secure in myself and in the way I feel and look.” – Louisa M., Actress