If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, here are some anti-anxiety self-care recommendations that we regularly share with patients:
Chinese herbal formulas can help to correct the physical and energetic patterns underlying the anxiety symptoms, and I support people in finding safe and effective herbal alternatives to anti-anxiety medications. However, we always instruct patients to work with their psychiatrists to safely transition off these very strong medications if they are currently taking them. In particular, it is not a good idea to go off or reduce psychotropic medications during times of increased stress and transition.
What defines anxiety as a disorder is that it gets triggered by non-life threatening events, or minor stressors.
I have seen the power of Chinese Medicine change my patients’ long-standing patterns of anxiety again and again.
By calming the sympathetic nervous system, we enable the body to better heal.