Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice
Integrative Medicine Specialists & Holistic Medicine Specialists located in Norwalk, CT
Anxiety is the most common mental condition in the United States, affecting 40 million adults every year. Anxiety is complex and can result from several physical and emotional factors. If you’re experiencing anxiety, Giovanni A. Nelson, ND, and Pamela Santapaola, ND at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice can help you determine the underlying cause of your condition and the best drug-free treatment to relieve your symptoms. To learn more about evidence-based, drug-free anxiety treatment, book an appointment at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice in Norwalk, Connecticut, by phone or online today.
Anxiety Q & A
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a treatable condition that can be caused by a number of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. It can cause uncontrollable feelings of worry and make it difficult for you to engage in normal activities. Anxiety causes changes to your mood and behavior that are often further complicated by pharmaceutical drugs. Naturopathic medicine offers several effective natural therapies that can help reduce your anxiety symptoms and help you better manage stress.
What causes anxiety?
A combination of factors often causes anxiety. This means effective treatment requires an assessment of your overall health to determine the underlying causes. Traditionally, medical professionals use prescription medications to reduce feelings of anxiety in patients. Unfortunately, the side effects of these medications often result in undesirable personality changes.
With naturopathic medicine, patients receive tools to address the specific underlying biological and/or environmental causes of their condition. Causes of anxiety include:
- Poor diet
- Neurological imbalances
- Hormonal imbalances
- Nutrient deficiency
At Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice, the team provides in-depth evaluations of your physical and emotional health to get to the bottom of your condition You and your doctor discuss your sleep patterns, diet, activity level, and other factors that may be contributing to your anxiety symptoms.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety isn’t the same for everyone. For some, feelings of anxiety come and go, while for others, anxiety becomes a persistent, stressful condition. Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Excessive, uncontrollable worrying
- Chronic nervousness
- Rapid breathing
- Avoiding activities that cause anxiety
Anxiety can interfere with work, relationships, and other important parts of your life. If your worries don’t go away on their own, you may need medical treatment to help relieve your symptoms.
How can naturopathic medicine treat anxiety?
With naturopathic medicine from Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice, you and your doctor work together to determine the underlying cause of your condition. This approach allows for personalized treatment tailored to your specific symptoms, medical history, and physical and emotional health.
Naturopathic treatment for anxiety may include lifestyle changes like increased physical activity and an improved diet, physician-grade supplements, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and stress management practices.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety, book an appointment at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice by phone or online to find out how naturopathic medicine can help treat your condition.
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