Everyone experiences anxiety some or other time in life in response to specific situations. However, coping with anxiety regularly can be challenging. The human brain is one of the wonders of anatomy. what appears to be a simple part of the body is an incredibly complex structure with multiple parts that work together with each other and using the information received from the rest of the body. Healthy brain function is important for memory, thought, reasoning, speech, and life itself. Since the parts of the brain work in coordination with the body to help human grow, process, and learn, it is essentially important for the overall well-being of an individual. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It is a fear or apprehension about what is to come. Anxiety is a feeling of fear and apprehension triggered by future events. For instance, you may experience anxiety on the first day of school, job interview, or before giving a speech. Most people feel fear or nervousness. Learning to manage anxiety healthily can be a struggle. The raw intense emotion that anxiety brings is difficult to handle at times. Once the body experiences an anxiety response, it gets slow to relax. This only gets worse when the anxiety sensation is long, and it becomes difficult to relax.
But, if the feeling of anxiety is extreme and lasts for more than six months, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorder is an emotional disorder that can occur at any age. The type of anxiety may stop things that you enjoy and interferes with your daily activities. It affects the quality of life adversely. Most anxieties revolve around money, work, life, health, and other crucial demands that need the person’s attention.
Its intensity could vary from person to person depending on the situation.
There are several types of anxieties with a different set of symptoms.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:
Here are symptoms of anxiety disorder listed.
- Increased heartbeat
- Inability to perform a task
- Tense body
- Choking sensation in the throat
- Being easily startled
- Non-stop internal dialogue
- Inability to focus and concentrate
- Crowded thoughts about future
- Being easily worried
- Apprehension about future
- Negative thoughts
Learning the concept of chakras is essential. The concept of chakras comes from the idea that life is made of physical and emotional energies in the body. The energetic body reflects the psychological, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the overall well-being. The chakras are where the energy of the body concentrates. There are seven main chakras in a line along the spine from the seat to the top of the head. Practitioners believe that chakras free from blockages allow energy to pass through the healthy body leading to a harmonious life. This medicine wheel is essential for spiritual growth which helps the power of the brain to recover from the anxiety disorder. Focusing on the seven chakras can help you enjoy a healthy life physically as well as mentally. These chakras are linked to the emotional state of the overall well-being. Each chakra has its purpose, association, and connection which serves as the gateway to the balance and harmonious life in the long run. Taking care of the chakras can help in relieving the anxiety disorder. The way we feel at the emotional level links to our chakra system, and, when one or more chakra is out of balance, it will affect our whole system.
When in a balanced state, we feel empowered, calm, and valued. When out of balance, fear, confusion, worry, and depression develop leading to the symptoms of anxiety. The emotion is the range of the mental feeling which runs in the balanced condition of the chakras and helps in the long run, particularly for the harmonious condition of life. People have various theories about emotions. Emotion is an expression of the mental aspect of the human body, just like the symptoms of a diseased body that signal us to a disorder. It is important to understand anxiety as an emotional disorder from the mental aspect rather than treating it based on the signs and symptoms. If you take an Ayurvedic approach, the content of the medicine will have the active constituent which will stimulate the overall internal well-being, thereby leading to the proper functioning of the body. Emotions are behavioral traits that evolve in a person based on the situation. To respect one’s emotion and then recommending the treatment according to the behavior traits will help in improving the quality of life. Humans have 27 different types of emotions, and they should be valued. Emotions are internal feelings with external manifestation which, when in extreme, can affect the well-being of the individual. To understand anxiety as an emotional disorder, you need to understand the overall aspect of the mental emotion. It is most important to capture emotional states that underlie the mood, brain activity, and expressive signals to improve psychiatric treatments. At some time in life, we all experience a strong feeling with positive and negative emotions. A day without emotions would be impossible to imagine. Each day we feel dozens of emotions, such as fear of flying, excitement about the day, sadness, and happiness. We usually have no problem in identifying the emotion and expressing it. Many things in our daily life influence our emotions. How we cope up is extremely important. Dealing with emotions is extremely important for our health. If we get extremely emotional, it shows as the external manifestation of the body affecting the overall well-being. We all will have emotions, so we have to learn to deal with them. It’s important to know your anxiety attack, when you feel extremely emotional, and how to overcome it. These symptoms mentioned above are just an external manifestation of the internal body. It’s important to deal with it internally. Overcoming anxiety disorder is not easy, but going for counseling sessions and meditation techniques may help. Confront those emotions that you are trying to ignore. Also, homeopathy can help you combat anxiety effectively. Homeopathy is a natural and safe treatment for the condition. So, you can opt for homeopathy if you happen to suffer from anxiety at any time.
Supportive and lifestyle habits of calming the system when it’s important to react will help in the long run instead of suppressing the emotion. Remember, anxiety is an emotional disorder. At the fundamental level, our physiology is well-adapted and well-supported by a sense of regularity. Just supporting the same therapy on lines of similar grounds in case of anxiety would help to treat it.
- Written by Dr. Rati Parwani, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah