Anxiety brings with it a wide range of physical symptoms. You may feel lightheaded and dizzy or have a racing heart. You may also experience flu-like symptoms, such as body aches, chest pain, chills and fatigue. While it may seem strange that your anxiety can cause physical ailments, the reality is that these symptoms are quite common.
Living with an anxiety disorder is confusing and difficult
The physical symptoms of anxiety – chest pain, fatigue, nausea, headaches, tension and shallow breathing – are often mistaken for the flu. This can lead to frustration and confusion for both sufferers and their doctors in figuring out the underlying cause.
It is important to understand that many times what we are experiencing mentally has a profound impact on our emotions, thoughts, and physical well-being. When we have the awareness to take time to connect with ourselves emotionally, the body naturally finds balance.
Working intentionally towards mental health through self compassion and mindfulness can be one of the most empowering tools in transforming this challenging experience into one of growth and healing.
The Mind-Body Connection
When we experience emotional distress, our bodies respond in similar ways to when we experience physical distress. This mind-body connection is the basis for how our emotional states can manifest into physical symptoms.
As such, when you are feeling anxious or stressed out, your body responds by releasing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which can cause physical discomfort.
Additionally, when you experience prolonged periods of stress or anxiety, your immune system can become weakened which can lead to further physical ailments like headaches and soreness.
Going deeper, beyond the mind-body connection, you get the physical-spiritual connection, which is how our physical bodies are deeply interconnected with the universe. This means that when we focus on gratitude and relinquish fear, we can tap into powerful healing energies to help heal our physical ailments caused by anxiety.
How Muscle tension feeds the beast
One of the most common anxiety symptoms is muscle tension. When your body is in fight-or-flight mode, it releases hormones like cortisol which causes your muscles to tighten up. This tension can lead to a host of physical problems, like headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and digestive issues.
It is important to recognize when your body is in a state of tension so that you can try and relax the muscles through breathing exercises or stretching.
A hot magnesium bath is also a great way to relax your muscles and dose up on this important mineral. Magnesium is known for its calming properties, so soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salts or magnesium flakes can help to relax your body.
How to tell the difference between flu and physical symptoms of anxiety
It is important to be able to differentiate between the feeling of anxiety and symptoms that could indicate a more serious medical condition, such as influenza or COVID.
Common signs of anxiety-related physical distress include dizziness, chest pain, feeling shaky or sweaty and severe fatigue. These are usually accompanied by feelings of fear or worry.
If you experience any of these physical flu like symptoms for more than three days, it is best to consult with your doctor in order to rule out any other underlying health issues such as flu.
While you wait, you can take steps to self-heal these symptoms of anxiety through natural methods.
Start by focusing on gratitude, taking time for yourself to relax and meditate, and letting go of worries. This will help you tap into your own miraculous healing potential and access the power within you to heal your body.
With practice and dedication, this can be a powerful path towards restoring balance in your life.
Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety
The key to breaking the cycle of anxiety is to learn how to manage your emotions in healthy ways. This means recognising your emotions and honouring them in a way that creates space.
It’s important to pay attention to how your emotions impact your body so that you can catch any signs of impending anxiousness before it spirals out of control.
By learning how to recognize when you are feeling overwhelmed and taking steps to alleviate those feelings early on, you will be able to reduce the impact that anxiety has on both your mental health and physical well-being.
Taking some time each day to engage in activities that help relax your mind and body help too. This could include things like yoga, meditation, journaling or even going for a walk outside in nature.
Healing Through Visualisation
One way to access this healing power is through visualisation – imagining your flu like symptoms getting smaller until they are gone. Your body is capable of a miraculous self-healing, and visualisation can help to activate this power.
You can also use visualisation techniques to encourage the possibilities that you want in your life. By picturing yourself free from anxiety and able to live the life that you desire, you are taking an active role in creating the future that you want.
A good healing visualisation to shift vertigo, chest pain and severe fatigue is to imagine yourself bathed in a calming white light. As you allow the warmth of this light to envelop you, bring your intention to healing.
Feel the pains leaving your body, as if they are being washed away by the power of this light. Notice how each breath brings more peace into your body and helps to relax any tense muscles.
With each passing moment, pains fade away as you bask in this healing energy. When your visualisation is complete, take a few moments to be aware of the power that lives within you – it is from this self-healing potential that all healing comes.
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The power of self-healing
At the heart of it, our bodies are capable of miraculous self-healing and we can access this potential when we focus on gratitude and relinquish fear.
Commit to a path of natural healing, pay attention to how your emotions affect you, and be mindful of how you feel.
When flu-like symptoms arise due to anxiety, tap into the power of visualisation (as described above) and use it to manifest a healthier future for yourself.
Ultimately, by taking an active role in the healing process you will be able to break the cycle of flu-like symptoms caused by anxiety and reclaim your wellbeing.
All healing is energetic first, then manifests physically
Remember that healing isn’t just about treating physical ailments; it is also about cultivating a deeper understanding of ourselves so that we can learn to recognize when we are feeling anxious or stressed and take steps to release these emotions before they manifest as physical symptoms.
Flu-like symptoms are more common than many people realize. However, by understanding the mind-body connection and learning how to manage your emotions in healthy ways you can break the cycle and ensure that anxiety disorder does not negatively affect your physical health.
Daily top-ups of self care
If you take the time each day to care for yourself emotionally then you will be better equipped to handle any stressful situations that come up in life without compromising your wellbeing or triggering a bout of flu-like symptoms due to high-functioning anxiety.
With this understanding, reclaim control of your health by trusting in the power of natural healing methods. Connect with yourself and the universe around you for an experience of spiritual transformation that encourages miraculous self-healing.
Show gratitude for your body and all its potential and use it to access powerful healing energies from within! Embrace the possibilities that come with self-love, trust in your own power and take charge of reducing physical symptoms of anxiety disorder.
You have the power to heal yourself
Ultimately, healing is a journey of self-discovery and exploration that requires commitment and dedication.
By tapping into the power within us to heal ourselves, we can find ways to reconnect with our bodies and access powerful states of wellbeing.
So, start your healing journey today by committing to listening to your higher self learning more about natural methods of healing, and focusing on possibilities rather than fear.