How to Safely Deal with Anxiety

The state of mental health in America continues to be a controversial topic across various professional platforms. While some believe the United State is in the midst of a mental health epidemic, others are unsure what to believe. Regardless, the numbers stand for themselves: approximately one in every five American adults, or 18.5%, suffer from some form mental illness at any given point throughout the year. What’s more is 18.1% of adults in the U.S. struggle with an anxiety disorder like posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other specific phobias. That means just .4% of the adult population in the U.S. suffer from a form of mental illness other than anxiety.

If you are one of the millions of people who struggle with the effects of anxiety, sitting around and talking about the statistics and superficial numbers that represent mental illness doesn’t provide any solace or peace of mind. Sure, it’s helpful to know that you’re not alone in your mental struggles, but chances are what you’re really looking for are helpful ways to deal with, and overcome, the anxiety that can often control your life.

In this article, you’ll find helpful information about what causes anxiety and how you can cope with it in a natural, healthy way.

What Causes Anxiety?

Though anxiety originates in the brain, the physical symptoms that result from it—even when you aren’t feeling anxious—can change the way you respond to events in your life and behave in certain situations. It’s this complex relationship between anxiety and the brain that’s helpful to understand.

First and foremost, anxiety can develop in several different ways. It may be forged by years of experiences and traumatic events, or it might be something you’ve been born with (something that’s part of your DNA). Regardless of how you’ve come to deal with anxiety or how severe it may be, the science behind it remains the same.

Generally speaking, neurotransmitters—the chemicals in your body that send messages to your brain about how you think, feel, act, react, etc.—directly affect the way your brain responds to certain situations. The three leading neurotransmitters are Serotonin, GABA, and norepinephrine, and an imbalance in these hormones will affect your anxiety in different ways. If, for example, your brain isn’t getting enough serotonin, chances are you’ll experience symptoms of anxiety. However, it’s been almost impossible for scientists to distinguish between neurotransmitter imbalances as a result of life experiences and neurotransmitter imbalances as a result of genetics.

Furthermore, there are two main components of an anxiety disorder: mental and physical. You may suffer from just one of the two or you may suffer from both. Mental anxiety presents symptoms such as verbal worries and nervous thoughts, and is more prominently active in the left brain. Physical anxiety is typically displayed in things like a racing heartbeat, panic attacks, lightheadedness, and excessive sweating. Physical symptoms tend to be experienced in the right brain.

Overcoming Anxiety

Working through a panic attack or dealing with anxiety when it’s affecting you the most can often feel impossible, especially if you’re experiencing both physical and mental anxiety. Dr. Bradley Nelson, a holistic chiropractic physician and practitioner of holistic medicine for nearly 30 years, has used healthy, natural ways to help patients overcome debilitating anxiety by tapping into the inner workings of the subconscious mind. By doing this, Dr. Nelson helps patients understand how emotionally-charged events from the past have created Trapped Emotions, emotional energies that mentally and physically inhibit the body and spur anxiety.

In his book The Emotion Code™, Dr. Nelson gives valuable insight and step-by-step guidance to use muscle testing and energy healing to overcome physical, mental, and emotional ailments. He also describes how the existence of a Heart-Wall, a barrier of emotional energy that many people put up subconsciously around the heart as a means of protecting yourself, is often a hidden underlying cause of anxiety.

How To Breakdown Your Heart-Wall

Scientists and physicians on the cutting edge now believe the heart to be a ‘second brain’ that sends guiding messages to all the tissues of your body. Therefore, when your heart is surrounded by the layers of negative emotional energy that make up your Heart-Wall, your ability to send these messages is diminished and can increase your susceptibility to anxiety. Additionally, a Heart-Wall can contribute to depression, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, self-sabotage, and, perhaps even more devastatingly, can hinder your ability to give and receive pure love and perform acts of pure, unselfish devotion. With the help of The Emotion Code™, you can release your Trapped Emotions and eliminate your Heart-Wall to better cope with and overcome anxiety.

The Use of Muscle Testing in Anxiety

Because the subconscious mind is so powerfully and deeply connected to the body, muscle testing can be used to identify past memories and experiences that are contributing to your anxiety. Muscle testing can be used on a deeper level to test for the underlying trapped emotions that might be affecting the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain. Dr. Nelson explores this powerful technique and gives valuable insight into how you can become a master at tuning into your body via muscle testing to cope with and overcome your anxiety, as well as how you can use these skills to help others do the same. Get your free copy of The Emotion Code, as well as the book on audio, by visiting