After practicing as a psychotherapist for 20 years, I thought I had experienced almost everything. I have seen this in my own clients but until it happened to me, you just don’t know! I thought I was going to have a heart attack. On the outside, I tried to be cool but inside, I was freaked out! I didn’t know if I was going to make it through the night. I went to the Emergency Room. After waiting to get in, the nurse and doctor’s diagnosis came in, “anxiety attack”. I came back with, “Really! I feel like like my heart is pounding out of chest and my head is going to pop!” They explained to me this was typical even though my blood pressure was slightly elevated. Even if I was calmed, I wanted it to end, A.S.A.P!
While you are in this condition, a chemical medicine will be adequate although it might not be the preferred option. I took it to break up the pattern. I didn’t know about herbology and at that time, I could not imagine that a traditional Chinese herbs for anxiety would have been just as effective. In this stressed out state, you want fast, potent relief.
All these symptoms, people have found relief, naturally with traditional Chinese herbs for anxiety:
1. Worry you might have a heart attack
2. Afraid of everything
3. Difficulty concentrating, memory loss
4. Difficulty thinking and speaking
6. Fear of going crazy
7. Fear of losing control
8. Fear of impending doom
9. Feelings of unreality
10. Frequently feel overwhelmed
11. Having difficulty concentrating
12. Nightmares, bad dreams
13. Nightmares, bad dreams
14. Repetitive thinking or excess ‘mind chatter’
15. Short-term learning impairment, have a hard time learning new information
16. Short-term memory impairment, can’t remember what I did a few days, hours, or moments ago
17. Spaced out feelings, feeling spaced out
18. “Stuck” thoughts; thoughts, mental images, concepts, songs, or melodies that “stick” in your mind and replay over and over
19. Trapped in your mind feeling
20. feel the world on your shoulders frequently
This is a short list! You could probably list a 100 more. For the last 18 years, I have been dedicated to finding alternative medicine explanations and Chinese herbs for anxiety for the last 18 years that assist people through this transition.
Causation is well established. When enough stress is presented to the physical-mental-emotional body, the above conditions are likely to surface. We all would do well to notice and take action. It is not enough to alleviate the symptoms but taking a break while we search for answers is an advisable strategy. Take care of yourself, rest, exercise, be around caring people until you can master the challenges you are confronted with. Eat food and take natural herbs that don’t add to the imbalance but rather help in re-establishing your center.
There are numerous reasons and its not always psychological. In fact, most psychotherapists benefit their clients by understanding the physical causation. Besides life stresses, physical depletion will release sensations that cause a person to experience helplessness. In Chinese medicine there are two areas of the body that are suspect for depletion:
Heart: the heart can become weakened, or energy deficient.This disorder where energy is not reaching the heart along with its connecting vessels can strain the organ. If the heart does not essential energy then like a car, it stalls, speeds up, slows down, uncontrollably.In this situation, rest and vitality, needs to be re-created in the meridians to the heart. When that happens, the chest area relaxes and wellbeing is at hand. Additionally, when the heart balances then the brain follows.
Kidneys: the kidneys may develop deficiency with less energy provided from the kidneys to the heart. Due to stress, overwork and emotional challenges, the adrenals follow. The kidneys are considered the seat of vitality, essence and foundation for energy. When the essence is interrupted then organs throughout the body suffer and synergistically, the heart pumps less blood. To compensate, the heart can pump harder, grow larger or become erractic due to the stressed depleted state. As above mentioned, rest is essential so kidneys restore and the body recharges.