Natural Remedies For Panic Attacks

Although medication combined with cognitive behavioral therapy approach has proved to be one of the best approaches to reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks, natural remedy can prove to be far more better then both of these due to several reasons. First of all the side effects from natural remedy is far less as compared to that of medication and also the method is less expensive and has long term effect on the body, while not causing any dependency or addiction.

Several techniques can be used to natural reduce the intensity and frequency of panic attacks, and these include:

Breathing Techniques

Breathing techniques: sometimes when the patient is suffering from a panic attack and feels difficulty in breathing she is provided a paper bag to reduce hyperventilation, however this worsens the situation as the patient may suffer a heart or asthma attack due to lack of oxygen. The benefits that one feels from the therapy is placebo and actually it is only making things worse, instead the patient should exercise deep and slow inhalation and exhalation to feel relaxed.

Exercise

Exercise: the brain in case of fear relies excessive adrenaline and exercise provides relief in this situation. Whenever the sufferer feels she is about to have a panic attack she should take control and indulge herself in some physical activity. Also regular exercise has many other benefits for the body.

Herbal Medication

Herbal medication: exercise, breathing techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy combined can have tremendous remedial effect and can be very effective tool against panic attacks. Herbal medication instead of doctorial drugs can further strengthen the body against the attacks however they should be consumed in consultation with the herbalist. Certain herbs help the body to feel relaxed in different situations. German chamomile for example can be used to relax the muscles and the nervous system. Also lemon balm, a mild sedative, and oat straw can also be used. Lemon balm helps combating stress and decrease the heart beat while oat straw helps to get rid of the nervous system exhaustions that result from a panic attack.

Meditation

Meditation and learning to relax: meditation reduces anxiety greatly and helps one to focus in the moment. Relaxation can decrease heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduce muscular tension and provide relief to the brain. If one learns to control breathing by relaxing her body she can easily overcome the breathlessness that occurs during the attack.

Remember caffeine and other unhelpful drugs never work but rather add to the problems. Mastering breathing techniques, learning to relax, avoiding intake of alcohol and caffeine along with the safe use of herbal medicines will surely help you deal with panic attacks and cope with the disorder.

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2 Responses to Natural Remedies For Panic Attacks

  1. Springdale Clinic on April 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Panic attacks could be a major problem and may influence how you act,and can reduce the confidence. Learn some techniques for relaxing and enjoy to lighten your mood , do whatever can to get on your mind off of the feeling of panic attack. This can help you to avoid an extreme attack, so that you feel better. Accept help from your friends, family and even from yourself.

  2. Springdale Clinic on June 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    A old remedy to reduce panic attack is to breathing into paper bag. Place the opening into the paper bag and breathe it will calms the person who is suffering with panic attack. This will give an effective result.

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