Home Remedies for Panic Attacks
Home remedies are usually treatments for various conditions that are handed down generation after generation throughout human existence. Home remedies for panic attacks are no exception. Panic attacks are the primary symptoms of panic disorder whereby the sufferer feels an impending doom that escalates with what normally is a minor stimulus. A simple situation that makes the heart beat just a tad bit faster can be built upon by the sufferer of panic attacks to escalating the situation in their minds usually without any actual external harm presented. There is cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy combination that can work quite well for these individuals but some of the home remedies can offer additional means of management of panic attacks.
A great home remedy in managing panic attacks is to increase intake of foods that are rich in vitamin B’s. Vitamin B complexes are well known to help manage stress. You can also take a daily supplement of a vitamin B complex formula to help your body handle stress better on a daily basis and in turn, that can help lessen the symptoms of panic attacks by relaxing the mind. A stressed mind is less likely to fight the panic attacks successfully much like a stressed body is less likely to fight infections effectively.
Passion flower, valerian, St. John’s wort, and lemon balm are also well known herbal home remedies that can help lessen the symptoms of panic attacks by relaxing the mind. Valerian and lemon balm may be purchased as teas and consumes thusly. St. John’s wort and passion fruit may be purchased as over-the-counter supplements and they can help bring tranquility to the mind. St. John’s wort in particular is very popular in Europe as a home remedy for depression but it has been shown to benefit those who suffer from panic attacks as well.
Aromatherapy has been used in relaxing the mind of the modern man caught up in the whirlwind pace that today demands. This home remedy can actually help manage panic attacks in 2 different ways. For one, seeking aromatherapy sessions actively on a regular basis can help calm the mind and give it the break that it needs from everyday stress of life. A well rested mind is more likely to be resilient against panic attacks. Secondly, this home remedy can actually help shorten the duration and lessen the symptoms of panic attacks that may have already been initiated. Essential oils such as lavender oil or rose oil or scented candles may be easy to obtain, store and utilize. However, aromatherapy doesn’t actually need to signify scented candles or special oils. It can be the smell of fresh-baked cookies, the smell of mom’s home-cooked meal, or fresh flowers. Interestingly, experts find that the scent of baby powder works particularly well in reducing stress levels as well as the intensity of panic attack symptoms. These smells are associated with happy and relaxing memories that can comfort the frazzled mind and serve as natural remedy for panic attacks.
All in all, curbing the symptoms of panic attacks with home remedies can be very useful if used correctly. The treatment of panic attacks is a multifaceted endeavor that requires not just the choosing of the right product for the given individual but also coordinating with the cognitive-behavioral and the pharmacotherapy that each individual may be involved in. Home remedies can help condition your body and mind to be better able to avoid the panic attacks as well as cope better with a panic attack in progress. One’s active participation in facing panic attacks and controlling them is the key to successfully utilizing any of the home remedies. So take charge and succeed!
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