10 Ways ‘Anxiety Pain’ Manifests And How To Deal With Them

Managing Anxiety Anxiety doesn’t just happen in our heads—it can actually live in our bodies. Those that experience anxiety may be very well familiar with this. However, for some, it might come as a surprise just how much of a physical effect anxiety can have on the body. Learning and recognizing the physical symptoms of anxiety can help people to understand what anxiety really looks like and navigate how to manage its symptoms.

Here is a list of some common symptoms people experience:

  1. Teeth grinding
  2. Chest pain
  3. Stomach problems
  4. Clenched jaw
  5. Hives
  6. Headaches and migraines
  7. Backaches
  8. Full-body pain
  9. Muscle spasms
  10. Pain from picking and scratching the skin

Going to therapy and having a strong support system are some of the things that can help when your thoughts are overwhelming, but what about managing those physical symptoms that often come with anxiety?

Here are some recommended products people have used to cope with the physical symptoms of anxiety:

  1. Noise-canceling headphones
  2. A warm bath with Epsom salt
  3. Meditation singing bowl
  4. Heating pad
  5. Lavender body wash
  6. Healing lotions and creams
  7. Face and body scrubs
  8. Weighted blanket
  9. Shower steamers
  10. Yoga
  11. Hot tea
  12. Essential oils
  13. Self-Soothing techniques
  14. Acupressure rings

If you need support in working through anxiety, contact us to start your mental health journey.


About Grace Kim: 

Grace Kim is a Resident in Counseling providing services at the Woodbridge location. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional for Children (QMHP-C) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Grace has extensive experience in providing outpatient counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults. She also has sufficient experience working with adult clients with longstanding substance abuse issues. She is an individual who has had her own share of mental health challenges and, with the help of those around her, has been able to overcome obstacles and barriers in her life.  To learn more about Grace, visit HERE

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