Anxiety + Naturopathic Medicine
March 6, 2016
Naturopapthic treatment of anxiety
We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel, and act. Anxiety disorders result from a combination of biological, psychological, and genetic factors:
4-Nutritional causes also play a major role in anxiety;
Vitamin D, B vitamins, and Omega-3 fatty acids imbalances can trigger the experience of anxiety. Other medical conditions such as anemia and thyroid problems can also cause symptoms of anxiety. Other factors such as caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications can cause anxiety symptoms.
5-Lastly traumatic life events such as the death of a family member, witnessing a death, war, and natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes may trigger anxiety disorders.
At our north Vancouver naturopathic clinic our approch to anxiety is comprehensive. It involves identifying the individual causal factors and addressing them properly.