Anxiety

Blake Dennis, ND -  - Naturopathic Medicine

Origins Naturopathic

Blake Dennis, ND

Naturopathic Medicine & Wellness Clinic located in Seattle, WA

If you struggle with overwhelming worry, nervousness, or fear that interferes with your daily activities and social relationships, you’re not alone. More than 40 million men and women over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder every year in the United States. The compassionate team led by Blake Dennis, ND, at Origins Naturopathic works with you to provide safe, drug-free treatment that addresses the root causes of your anxiety for long-lasting relief. To end your struggle with anxiety and reclaim your life, call the Seattle, Washington clinic today, or book your appointment online.

Anxiety

What is anxiety?

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of nervousness, agitation, fear, or worry; anxiety frequently causes physical symptoms, such as:

  • Muscle tension
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal issues


When you have GAD, your anxiety symptoms can make it difficult or impossible to get through your day. You might feel that your anxiety is out of control, and your worry or fear is out of proportion to the situation at hand.

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety arises due to a variety of factors, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Brain chemistry
  • Life stressors
  • Traumatic experiences


Your diet, lifestyle habits, overall health, and other factors may also be contributing to your anxiety symptoms.

How can naturopathic medicine address anxiety?

Conventional treatment for anxiety typically focuses on prescription medications. Anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications may help some patients with anxiety symptoms, but they don’t address the root causes of the issue. They may also cause side effects, and some anti-anxiety medications can lead to addiction.

The experienced providers at Origins Naturopathic address anxiety from a holistic perspective. They begin with a comprehensive evaluation, which includes a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and an assessment of your nutrition, physical activity, sleep patterns, psycho-emotional stressors, relationships, and other variables that contribute to anxiety.

Once you and Dr. Dennis have identified the primary cause of your symptoms, he creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs. Your plan may include:

Mind-body medicine

Your expert guides you through mental exercises, guided meditation, breath training, and emotional processing techniques. These help you shift your perspective and feel more comfortable living in the present moment, without worry or fear about the future or the unknown. 

Physical medicine

Physical medicine treatments relieve tension and pain, such as myofascial release or craniosacral therapy. 

Herbal medicine

Herbal and nutritional medicine help to calm your nervous system, improve brain function, and support your overall health as you work to and regain control over your anxiety symptoms.

You don’t have to continue living with debilitating anxiety. To schedule an evaluation for anxiety treatment, call Origins Naturopathic, or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.