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Natural Strategies for Managing Anxiety

Feb 15, 2021

Symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety is often related to unpleasant emotional feelings of worry, stress, sadness, excitement, tension and fear. Sometimes it is not obvious if anxiety is the underpinning cause to your physical, emotional, and/or mental symptoms. Signs and symptoms of anxiety can include restlessness, muscle tension, insomnia, sadness, loss of appetite, changed eating patterns, specific food cravings, changes in bowel habits (e.g. diarrhoea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both), nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, feeling faint, breath irregularities, palpitations, poor concentration, and memory impairment. By managing your anxiety you can help to reduce the number of symptoms you might be experiencing and their severity, resulting in better overall health.

Symptoms of anxiety can include stress, fear, insomnia and memory impairment.

Natural treatments to improve your symptoms
Anxiety disorders are becoming more common and many people are interested in natural treatments to manage their symptoms. Herbal medicines such as Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) and Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) are proven to be effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and stress.

Passionflower and Lavender have a history of use for anxiety, sleeplessness and nervousness.

The herbal medicines Passionflower and Lavender can be used to treat anxiety disorders, providing relief from symptoms without the side effects of pharmaceutical treatments. Passionflower is native to the Americas and has been used traditionally for nervousness, anxiety, and sleep issues. Lavender is known for its anti-anxiety actions with proven calming, sedative and antidepressant effects.

Your natural healthcare Practitioner can help determine if these herbal medicines are suitable for you. They can also work with you and your GP to ensure you achieve the best balance between any existing pharmaceutical medication and natural treatments.

Natural treatments for anxiety and stress
By treating anxiety and stress, you can improve your symptoms and overall health. Natural treatments such as Passionflower and Lavender have been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and chronic stress. These can be combined with a variety of nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations to ensure you get a personalised, holistic treatment plan to help manage your anxiety today!



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