Anxiety: A Modern Epidemic
Do you suffer from intense feelings of fear and panic? Do you find it difficult to concentrate on tasks? Do you have feelings of impending doom while others around you are getting on with their life?
Anxiety is nature’s way to increase our alertness and focus when we are facing an important event or a threatening circumstance but it can become a major obstacle when it gets triggered by the slightest event and keeps on becoming a permanent feature in our life. When this happens, anxiety becomes a disorder and can have a debilitating effect on our life- always tense, anticipating the worse, unable to function normally in social events, and feeling “off’ even when everything is going well.
Nowadays, with cellphones and 24 /7 connectivity, our nervous system is always functioning in a state of high alertness-waiting for bad news, or trying to cope with too much pressure from work, family, friends and a host of ‘virtual’ predators.
Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary offers a unique rehabilitation approach to treating anxiety disorders among patients of all ages and from all nationalities and cultures.
Spotting the Symptoms of Anxiety
The causes of anxiety are typically a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Additionally, anxiety disorders can occur with or precipitate other mental disorders such as depression and substance abuse.
It is important to spot the signs of anxiety disorder and seek treatment against the anxiety before the condition deteriorates further. Symptoms of anxiety disorders include, but are not limited to:
- Rapid heart beat
- Upset stomach – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Clammy skin
- Rapid breathing or holding breath
- Trembling or shaking
- Tension headaches
- Intense feelings of fear and panic
- Feelings of impending doom
- Feelings of being detached from the outside world
- Poor concentration and attention
Professional Help to Treat Your Anxiety
Our trained professionals will talk to you and try to understand what caused the anxiety state in the first place- and try to get an exact diagnosis- is there a depressive state as well, or other disorders that can give rise to this feeling of anxiety?
Our founder, Dr. Siddick, has over 35 years of experience treating patients with anxiety disorders and other stress-linked conditions. And he has developed some very effective treatments based on integrative medicine- a blending of oriental proven therapies together with the best from western medicine.
Yoga with breathing exercises will calm an anxious mind in a few minutes and restore balance, mindfulness will help the anxious mind to find peace and tranquility. We use acupuncture to calm the “shen” or spirit, and Tuina massage can really help an anxious patient to relax and fall asleep in just…20 minutes on the table!
But most importantly for long term management of anxiety, CBT, will be most helpful, together with explorative psychology sessions to defuse the emotional trauma that lies hidden inside our mind. Anxiety if left untreated will progress to burnout or depressive illness or lead anxious person to seek relief by taking alcohol, or trying different illicit drugs.
Our Inpatient Anxiety Treatment Program use Proven Methods that Eliminate Anxiety
We use a 360-degree, integrated methodology in treating your specific form of anxiety. Because every patient has his own genetic package and unique life experiences, we tailor make each step of the treatment program.
You will find that over 80% of our therapies are delivered one-on-one. We take the best from Western medicine and apply these techniques in conjunction with proven, effective holistic therapies that will work to eliminate your anxiety disorder and stabilize you from future recurrences upon returning home. These include yoga, reiki, meditation, mindfulness, reflexology and acupuncture.
The treatment and care at our facility is second to none. We offer luxurious guest rooms, round the clock medical and guest support and a wide array of therapeutic facilities such as massage rooms, walking trails, pool and spa, and much more.
We do not cut corners or work off of a “profits first” business model. In fact, we only allow for 20 patients at time, which keeps the environment very personal, allowing you to focus entirely on your recovery from anxiety.