Are you experiencing issues with anxiety to the point that it is beginning to have an negative impact on your personal and/or professional life? Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder may include restlessness, feeling tense or on edge, irritability, impatience, and/or poor concentration. People may also notice changes in their physical health such as headaches, jaw pain, muscle tension, difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia), dry mouth, fatigue, chest tightness, indigestion, bloating, and/or excessive sweating. All of these can have a negative impact on our general well being.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias (social phobia, agoraphobia, and specific phobia). According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), around 40 million Americans suffer from one or more of the defined anxiety disorders. In addition, most people will have experienced their first episode by the age of 22.
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from generalized anxiety you may be searching for an alternative to western pharmaceutical drugs which can lead to dependence, have negative side affects, and don’t actually treat the underlying causes of anxiety but rather treat only the symptoms. According to mayoclinic.com, there are several common medications used to treat a generalized anxiety disorder such as:
Antidepressants – Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Welbutrin
Benzodiazepines – Librium, Xanax, and Valium
Perhaps you have already tried some of these common pharmaceuticals used to treat anxiety and decided it is time to consider an herbal anxiety relief formula made from natural Chinese herbs that have been used medicinally for centuries by eastern and western practitioners. If so, it is important to always check with your medical practitioner before mixing any medications whether they be pharmaceutical or herbal.
In a culture where the solution to all of our mental and physical problems is sold to us in pill form, it is important to remember that a natural herbal anxiety relief formula is only one element in a broader wellness picture. Therefore, the use of any alternative medicine should complement a healthy diet, regular exercise, and work with an alternative healthcare practitioner such as an acupuncturist and/or herbalist.
If you are searching for an alternative herbal remedy for relief of generalized anxiety we recommend starting with our Anxiety Relief Formula #3. If you have any questions, feel free to complete our online herbal consultation form and Alina Sepeda Herbal Medicine will provide free feedback and answer any questions you have regarding your condition and how our herbal products can help you.