Right now, we are dealing with a lot of uncertainty not to mention a global pandemic. Uncertainty around the current economy, concern about family members who are aging and in care homes, and an underlying feeling of anxiety plague many at this time. I have talked about breathing to regulate the parasympathetic nervous system in past posts so I am going to focus on supplemental support to balance the nervous system in this post.
Ways of managing or approaching a patient that has anxiety include activating the GABA ergic system. GABA is considered the ‘relaxation’ neurotransmitter. GABA 700 is one of the products I use to promote GABA. Passionflower also works on GABAergic pathways. It provides calming action on the synapse and activates the GABA B receptor which makes is non addictive. It calms without being sedating. This allows one to maintain focus despite being anxious. Pascoflair is the product I use to treat patients.
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum have been shown to be helpful in reducing anxiety. Ensuring you are promoting more good bacteria by eating a healthy low glycemic Mediterranean Diet can support a better mental state.
Homeopathy can be very helpful to reduce anxiety too. For instance, Arsenicum album dosed low, say 5 ch, Monday, Wednesday and Friday is very helpful to balance a nervous temperament. Other remedies that I use for anxiety and sensitivity include Ignation, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, and Staphysagria. Come in and talk to be about your particular anxiety and I will find a remedy that matches you which will help you cope better in your life!
Activating the serotoninergic pathway and deactivating the catecholamine response can help with anxiety. In this case, I might choose to use Neuropas which has a combination of St. John’s wort, Valerian and Passionflower. This product can help patients reduce or get off with their doctor’s permission, their prescription medication. Other nutrients that can help with anxiety include magnesium glycinate and taurine. L-theanine is one of my favorite nutrients to reduce anxiety especially if the patient has too much excitation in their brain courtesy of glutamate (an excitatory neurotransmitter). For more pointed advice regarding your anxiety, I advise booking an appointment with me at Parallel Wellness. Until next time, stay well. 4032321283