Just an Issue of the Mind?
Anxiety tends to be thought of as a state of mind, or rather the cause of a worldview rather than a specific ailment caused by, say, a bacterial infection. When someone is anxious, often times it can be a feeling of impending doom, or always living in a perpetual state of fear whether active or passive. This state of fear can lead to many lifestyle interruptions and it can hinder the normal life of a person dealing with it. Often times, anxiety can carry “symptoms” of behavior disorders like ritualism, obsessive compulsive, and phobias. It can also simply be a specific fear or complex that reoccurs in a situational manner, and can sometimes be unpredictable. Passive anxiety issues tend to be long term in nature and never really leave the person, almost as a cloud or shadow over his or her general existence.
Acute anxiety, or panic attacks, occur when someone is placed in a situation that causes much fear and even discomfort. Often times, this can happen if a person is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder; when something traumatic has happened to a person during his or her lifetime, and the fear or bad feelings have not been dealt with as of yet.
Anxiety can be accompanied with, raised heart rate, acid reflux symptoms, high blood pressure, clammy or sweaty palms, shaking, hot flashes, night terrors, night sweats, chills, and basically any reaction the body naturally uses to prepare itself in the event of a situation where much fear might exist. Anxiety can sometimes be seen to be an actual mental problem and not a mere outlook issue, when the object or situation being feared is either long gone or illogically feared.
How to Deal With Anxiety
Going to the doctor and being prescribed depression or anxiety medications can often be the easiest route, and at the same time, it can be very costly to the wallet, as well as to the body. These medications often carry with them very difficult side affects and can even raise suicide rates if left unchecked. They also inhibit other natural and good emotions that a person should have occurring in his or her life. Anxiety really is an outlook or worldview; however it can also be a chemical imbalance related to dietary or pollutant issues.
Often times, eating foods like natural honey, locally grown organic milk products, and even chocolate have properties that naturally release endorphins into the bloodstream, raising self outlook and spirits.
Panax ginseng is an herb that tends to be very instrumental in dealing with anxiety as it contains an affect that calms adrenal glands, and in turn lowers the heart rate, allowing the body to relax. Velarian root also has properties in that it is a natural tranquilizer, and can cause the body to not only be able to drift to sleep naturally, but it also has the capacity of an immediate release system in the event of a panic attack.