Anxiety

Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state usually lacking a clearly identifiable cause.

The sensation can range from one of mild unease to severe distress. Mild anxiety is often a chronic state in which the person feels constantly apprehensive, for no apparent reason.

Contributing Factors

The use of sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs may sometimes be appropriate in the short term to help the person manage in a crisis situation. However, the condition can only be resolved through identifying and addressing contributing factors and either removing them or managing them more effectively.

Such factors could include:

  • External stress factors such as job, finances or relationships
  • Overuse of stimulants such as coffee
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Food sensitivities

Naturopathic Treatment

A Naturopathic response would include:

  • Herbal medicines to support the nervous system, dampen anxiety reactions or improve the person’s resilience under stress
  • Lifestyle and dietary advice
  • Counselling
  • Help with stress management
  • Stress relief including massage
  • Bach Flower Essences for positive emotional transformation

Adelaide naturopath, Peter the Naturopath, delivers a range of natural therapies to clients across greater Adelaide.
Please call him on 0409 427 517