Dealing with anxiety is no joke. The world is perceived differently in an anxious state; relationships, decision-making, self-care, and the ability to work or leave the house are often affected. And like Charlie Brown, some anxiety sufferers develop a secondary form where they are anxious about getting anxious. To compound things, the commonly prescribed medications often have side effects or are addictive. Regular massage is excellent for calming nerves, lifting morale, regulating the fight-or-flight response, and relieving muscle and emotional tension. Chronic, generalized or social anxiety can also benefit from day-to-day management and support.
New research shows that a specific kind of Echinacea effectively treats many kinds of anxiety. Check out the details here: Echinacea Angustifolia.
To find the approved 20 mg dose, follow this link, and click on “Store Search”: Where can I buy it?
For more information on anxiety and its physiological effects, track down the Newsweek cover article, “Anxiety & Your Brain – How Living With Fear Affects the Mind and Body” (Feb 24, 2003), which came out a little more than a year after 9/11 when the nation was on high alert and dealing with the effects of extreme stress. The article is still relevant today and contains good information concerning the changes that take place in your body, the differences between fear and anxiety, and what you can do to help yourself. If you can’t locate a copy, contact me to borrow.
I’ve got the 1974 John Lennon song lyrics stuck in my head: “Whatever gets you through the night, it’s alright, it’s alright.” Hoping you have something healthy that gets you through. If not, try the Echinacea. Peace out!