Part of being human is feeling sad or anxious every once in a while. Anxiety is an alarm signal that something is not working as it should in our body or our environment. A certain degree of anxiety is a normal protective mechanism, but symptoms that your anxiety may require treatment include:
True to our name, at the Manhattan-based New York Center for Integrative Health (NYCIH), we take an integrative, comprehensive, and holistic view toward emotional and mental health care. Since the cause of these disorders varies from individual to individual, we need to understand the multiple factors that have contributed to your distressing, persistent symptoms. These factors range from genetics and chemical imbalances to past trauma, the effects of physical illnesses, and as a response to stress (distress) rooted in current circumstances.
As a starting point, comprehensive lab work may be ordered. This will often include bloodwork to assess for hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies, immune imbalances, and inflammatory markers. We can also specifically look at bloodwork through the lens of brain health, evaluating characteristics such as blood sugar, insulin resistance, hormonal function, inflammation, and deficiencies in vital minerals and vitamins. Several functional medicine lab tests may also be useful to help personalize each individual treatment plan. Depending on what we find following these thorough examinations, recommendations for anxiety treatment may include:
Anxiety and related emotional and mental disorders are multifactorial. Likewise, treatments for these conditions are multi-faceted and demand diverse, targeted therapies and mind-body medicine that account for your unique needs, biochemistry, and other characteristics mentioned here.
If you are interested in more information about anxiety treatment options, request an appointment today! Call the NY Center for Integrative Health Manhattan office at (917) 477-3538 or go to the “request an appointment” button on this website. Get back to feeling like yourself again! Our team is on your side.
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