What Are Some Home Remedies For Panic Attacks?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 11 years ago

    What Are Some Home Remedies For Panic Attacks?

    What are some home remedies for panic attacks?

  2. JCielo profile image81
    JCieloposted 11 years ago

    The first thing to understand is that panic attacks cannot harm you. You aren't going to die from one.

    Another thing is to understand that they are behavioral issues and, as such, you can change that behavior so that you change the outcome.

    Next, you need to know that panic attacks are the body's natural reaction to high anxiety levels that trigger its 'flight or flight' response...

    It's the chemical changes happening in your body during this process that produces the symptoms of an attack, e.g. rapid heart beat, irregular breathing, palpitations, tightness across chest, feeling of impending doom, etc.

    So, at the first signs of an attack, remember that you know what's causing this, and you know you aren't about to die. Even repeat this to yourself.

    Don't think about the symptoms as this will only reinforce them. Concentrate on the external, not the internal. That means focussing on what's happening all around you. Look at the people, the buildings, trees, colors, and so on.

    Get you breathing back under control to help rebalance your oxygen / carbon dioxide ratio. Slow rhythmic breathing, in through the nose out through the mouth.

    Remember this is all about behavior: how you behave in a certain set of circumstances.

    Don't try to hide from the attack. Understand it for what it is and meet it head on. Even tell it to 'do its worst!'

    If this seems crazy, do this: Try to bring on a panic attack right this very minute! Keep trying! No matter how hard you try, you can't. That's because you're in complete control and you're quite prepared to have an attack.

    So instead of fighting against it, go with it and embrace it. This helps to reduce your fear and anxiety and helps to nip the attack in the bud, so to speak.

  3. artist101 profile image62
    artist101posted 11 years ago

    There are numerous physical reasons for panic attacks. Among them are low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, as well as high blood sugar. Over stressed, and a lack of B vitamins. Lack of serotonin, derived from tryptophan, the calming amino acid. As well as a lack of calcium, and magnesium. Asthma, diabetes, heart problems, low thyroid hormone,Lupus, Ms, Fibromyalgia, Cfs,depression, dropping hormone levels all cause anxiety.
    Determining the cause will alleviate the attacks.
    Low blood sugar, l glutamine, and eating more. Adding protein and fat.
    Diabetes, alpha lipoic acid, cinnamon, and chromium are all helpful with this condition.
    Asthma, determining the triggers, through testing. adding omega 3 fatty acids, and magnesium to the diet.
    Depression, trytophan, or st john's wort (do not combine). Eating foods that contain trytophan.
    Dropping hormones, progesterone cream, soy, wild yam. Getting the tests to determine dropping hormone levels.
    Low thyroid function, either adding iodine through the diet, or obtaining prescriptive thyroid hormone. Have the tests run.
    Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia, Cfs, adding D3 to supplementation, has shown amazing results with these conditions, and treating the underlying cause, or infection.
    A very helpful amino acid, is GABA, available over the counter. A supplement derived from glutamine, in a concentrated form. Very calming to the brain, much like Xanax, only not addicting. Also a calming mixture is calcium, and magnesium.
    Avoiding the triggers that bring on the attacks, is also very helpful.
    Do not go with out food, treat the underlying illness, or condition. Its not always a "mental" condition.

  4. padmendra profile image48
    padmendraposted 11 years ago

    Panic attack is either due to imbalanced food habits, mental tension and depression which have a detrimental effect on our nervous system, sleep, blood pressure, muscles etc leading to innumerable diseases including panic attack. When the quantity of toxins increases in the body then more pressure is put on the heart. If it  gets accumulated in the arteries carrying blood to the brain it can also  lead to paralysis. 
    Otherwise, sudden excessive sweating, palpitation, heaviness in the chest, suffocation  are some of the main  sysmptoms of panic attack.


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