When anxiety starts to rise in your body, it can feel like the world is closing in on you. Your breath comes in short gulps, your pulse speeds up, and your mind starts to race.
Whether your anxiety is a rare visitor who only shows up when you’ve got a big day ahead, or a more consistent companion that’s been with you for years, Traditional Chinese medicine offers several solutions for treating the emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies to bring a person back to peaceful balance.
The Western definition of anxiety is: a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.(http://www.medicalnewstoday.
Other disorders classified within anxiety include:
- Social Anxiety
- Panic disorders
- Generalized Anxiety disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Seperation Anxiety
In the United States 18.1% of our population suffers with some form of anxiety. That is 45 million people.(NIMH)