Anxiety is mainly diagnosed and treated based on behavior. Without any testing or numerical/visual diagnostics, treatment for anxiety is incomplete and inadequate. At Lifestyle Healing Institute®, we employ a variety of lab values and diagnostic tools to understand the physical chemistry behind anxiety. Many individuals with chronic Lyme disease will have accompanying symptoms such as anxiety. Merely treating the behavior OR solely treating the chronic Lyme disease, often does not resolve accompanying symptoms. Our natural treatment for Lyme disease addresses the whole person, including physical chemical imbalances that are contributing to your symptoms.
Natural Treatment for Anxiety
After analyzing thousands of different test results, we have found a clear pattern for people suffering with chronic anxiety. This physical chemical pattern serves as a basis to treat the disorder effectively. Anxiety is a disorder that will often accompany other symptoms such as pain, sleep or mood issues. It is also a symptom that often accompanies chronic Lyme disease. Whether your symptoms are from chronic Lyme disease or the result of years of imbalances and misdiagnoses, anxiety is not just a behavioral issue. Our natural treatment for Lyme disease will test, discover and treat the underlying issues behind your anxiety. A true understanding of chronic Lyme disease, will quickly make you understand that chronic Lyme disease treatment must specialize and treat every system of the body.
Anxiety is usually accompanied by other disorders such as insomnia and fibromyalgia, especially in women who tend to experience “new” symptoms of anxiety and insomnia because these disorders are also linked to imbalances in the hormonal system.
It is important to note that many disorders mimic one another. For example, anxiety could be caused by a hormonal imbalance, inflammation, emotional trauma, brain chemistry imbalances and more. With so many possibilities, testing becomes vital. Our natural treatment for Lyme disease will test for over 200 biochemicals to determine what is behind your symptoms. Often times, it will be a combination of different things. Chronic Lyme treatment must reflect this fact.
When it comes to the brain, anxiety is closely linked with the electrical activity of the brain. As electricity goes up, anxiety symptoms will worsen. One of the primary mechanisms of our patented method and protocol is its ability to reset the brain’s electrical activity. People suffering from anxiety often have an excess of excitatory neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, epinephrine and most importantly glutamate. These facts are not unique to Lifestyle Healing Institute® as it has become apparent that numerous scientific articles have linked these chemicals to anxiety. Again, chronic Lyme disease treatment must reflect this fact.
Moreover, if you have anxiety, you typically suffer from a massive depletion of calming neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), like Lexapro, Paxil, Zoloft, etc., focus on raising the calming neurotransmitter, serotonin, while benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Klonopin focus on the calming brain chemical GABA. However, SSRIs don’t create one molecule of serotonin as they merely recycle whatever already exists. These dangerous medications are often used in many chronic Lyme treatments; however, it fails to address the true causes behind anxiety.
In addition to Brain Chemistry, vitamins and minerals are crucial in generating essential chemicals in the brain. Correcting deficiencies and abnormalities isn’t enough if the underling causality isn’t pinpointed. This is why removal of fat-soluble toxins that generate neurotoxicity is a fundamental step in our treatment protocol. This is why balancing immunity, correcting circulation issues, and balancing the hormones is crucial to our therapy. This is why treating the whole person gives to the best chance to get better. Effective chronic Lyme treatment must include the chemistry of the brain, and the chemistry throughout the whole body.
Anxiety makes you feel like you are always on edge. It makes you feel like your brain and your body are on two different pages. It makes you feel in constant overdrive which leads to exhaustion, pain, and sleep issues. It is difficult to exercise and daily activities become chores. Even eating becomes difficult. It does not have to be this way. You must accept responsibility for your health issues, but healing must be a team effort. We believe that most people that suffer from anxiety, lack the physical tools to overcome the disorder; they just are not afforded a fair shot to succeed by their medical practitioners. Current chronic Lyme treatments are failing, especially when an individual has numerous accompanying symptoms such as anxiety.