More than 30 million people in America experience some form of anxiety each year. Women are twice as likely as men to develop feelings of anxiety or stress, which typically strike in young adulthood. The median age of onset of daily anxiety is 24 years of age, however it is not uncommon for children and adolescents to experience daily feelings of anxiety. Adults too!
Anxiety costs the U.S. billions of dollars in direct and indirect costs each year. One survey found that people experiencing feelings of anxiety make more trips to their health care provider than do members of the general population. This provides excellent job security for the makers of Ativan, Prozac, MAOs, TCAs, Wellbutrin, Efflexor, etc.
Stress is a term widely used in our current fast-paced society. Often, the daily demands placed on us build up and accumulate to a point where it becomes challenging to cope. “Stressors” can include job pressure, family arguments, financial pressures, dead- lines, etc. A stressor can be almost anything that creates a disturbance, either physical or emotional. Hyperactive children (and adults!) are a good example of this.
Two effective forms of psychotherapy that are used to treat anxiety are diaphragmatic breathing (behavioural therapy) and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Cognitive-behavioural therapy teaches people to reframe their thinking patterns: An Attitude of Gratitude, Brings Altitude! Biofeedback or short-term individual counselling has sometimes proven effective.
An increase in physical exercise also appears helpful. Many people find that daily leisurely walks markedly reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. Dietary factors are also central to the reduction of anxiety, including reducing sugar, glutens, dairy, other food sensitivities, etc.
RLX Milieu may technically be more of a detoxifier than a drainage and tonification remedy, however since it strategically employs a heavy complement of drainage and tonifying Spagyric botanicals and homeopathic it fits well into this category.
Drainage without tonification will prove ineffective, as cells and organs may well buckle under the strain of detoxification. The patient may feel better initially, however, in the long run, the damage will be apparent often in the form of other conditions