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A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Anxiety, also known as anxiety neurosis, is the most common type of neurosis, which is mainly characterized by the experience of anxiety

Clinical manifestations

1. Chronic anxiety (generalized anxiety)

(1) Emotional symptoms In the absence of obvious incentives, patients often experience excessive worry and nervousness that are inconsistent with the actual situation. Such nervousness and fear often have no clear object and content. The patient feels that he has been in an inner experience of nervousness, anxiety, fear, fear, and anxiety.

(2) Autonomic symptoms: Dizziness, chest tightness, palpitation, shortness of breath, dry mouth, frequent urination, urgency, sweating, tremor, and other physical symptoms.

(3) Motility restlessness, restlessness, restlessness, irritability, it is difficult to calm down.

2. Acute anxiety (panic attack)

(1) Sense of death or loss of control In normal daily life, patients are almost the same as normal people. Once the attack occurs (some have a specific triggering situation, such as a closed space, etc.), the patient suddenly experiences extreme fear and experiences a sense of near death or loss of control.

(2) Symptoms of the autonomic nervous system appear at the same time, such as chest tightness, palpitation, difficulty breathing, sweating, and trembling all over the body.

(3) It usually lasts from a few minutes to several hours. The attack starts suddenly, and the consciousness is clear at the time of the attack.

(4) It is easy to be misdiagnosed. During an attack, patients often call the "120" emergency number to see the emergency department of cardiology department. Although the patient seems to have severe symptoms, most of the relevant examination results are normal, so the diagnosis is often unclear. After the attack, the patient is still extremely fearful and worried about his condition, and often goes to various departments in major hospitals to undergo various examinations, but cannot be diagnosed. It not only delayed treatment but also caused a waste of medical resources.

Acupuncture stimulates the body's natural feel-good hormones and reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol. It can therefore be an appropriate treatment for anxiety.

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be used for the internal treatment of this symptom, External treatments include acupuncture and massage.

Research has shown that classic TCM herbal formulations for asthma provide many therapeutic benefits, including reducing hyperreactivity in the bronchial tubes, reducing inflammation of the lungs and tubes, and calming muscle contractions around the airways.


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Yu Haiyang, Cai Wei, Jiang Fan, Luo Qian, etc. A study on the correlation between dental phobia and personality anxiety disorder among college students. "West China Journal of Stomatology", 2005

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