Managing Anxiety Naturally
Dr. Samm Pryce, ND, a naturopathic concierge Physician and owner of Balanced Integration, provides Naturopathic Primary Care. She states, “If anxiety appears to be robbing you or someone you care about of the joy of life that can be found even in uncertain and stressful times, with a few changes and lots of support, anxiety really can be effectively managed naturally.”
Adults with anxiety are likely to experience muscle tension and tension headaches, trouble sleeping, changes in appetite, chest pain, palpitations, high blood pressure, panic attacks, nausea, dizziness and exhaustion/generalized fatigue. “When a person visits our holistic health office with concerns about anxiety, we will have a discussion about symptoms and life experiences,” says Pryce. “We may order blood work to identify the presence of health conditions that can cause anxiety-like symptoms.”
She may then suggest implementing natural approaches to manage anxiety such as botanical, nutritional and homeopathic supplements; modifying diet; exercising; adjusting sleep; journaling; mindfulness meditation; meeting with a professional, licensed counselor; spending time in nature; massage; acupuncture; yoga; and other mindful relaxation strategies.