Understanding Anxiety

You’re not just stressed

Anxiety is different to just feeling stressed. It’s the frequent or sustained experience of discomfort in the form of hot and cold flushes, a racing heart, nausea, dizziness, the shakes, panic, spiralling negative thoughts or compulsive behaviour. 

Anxiety is a symptom

Anxiety can take many different forms and have many different triggers, however regardless of the symptoms or the pattern of your anxiety one thing is true: anxiety like any other symptom is a clear sign that your mind-body system is out of balance. 

Your nervous system is the problem

What leaves you vulnerable to developing anxiety is a nervous system that is overwhelmed and exhausted. The path that leads to that state of nervous system exhaustion is different for everyone, sometimes it’s a particular traumatic event, sometimes is the incremental build up of stress that builds to become overwhelm and then becomes anxiety. 

Restoring balance is the key

Natural therapies help with anxiety, not by masking the symptoms but by addressing the imbalance that is causing the symptoms. Remarkably, sometimes very simple changes, such as making sure you're accessing the right nutrients in your diet, or learning to breathe correctly can go a long way towards resolving symptoms of anxiety. Some people will need intensive support to feel better at least initially, however it’s important to know that if you have anxiety you’re not broken, you’re just out of balance and that imbalance can be addressed.

The good news is, if given the right support and the right tools, your body is exceptionally good at finding its balance again and once that happens, symptoms of anxiety drop away.  

We’d love to help

So if you’d like help overcoming anxiety and you’d like an approach that doesn’t just mask the symptoms but can help you truly restore your ease and enjoyment of life then we wold love to help. 

Wes Smith

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Wes Smith is Live Well's Director and has 20 years experience as a practitioner and wellness educator. He has a special interest in working with chronic immune issues, stressanxiety and depression
Wes is passionate about inspiring and educating people to create and sustain their vitality and wellbeing so they can live life to the full.
Wes also enjoys teaching meditation and is the creator of meditatewithwes.com an online resource for learning how to meditate. es has a B.App.Sc.(Acup), Diploma of Herbal Medicine, a Yoga Teaching Diploma and is an APHRA registered acupuncturist. Learn more about acupunctureherbal medicine and meditation.