Here's an interesting fact: A duck's quack does not echo, and no one knows why.

Such a simple thing but such mystery. It is like our dedicated soldiers, policemen and firemen serving our country courageously. These people bravely run through burning buildings, fight terrorists and catch robbers but some of them would not want to queue at the bank, some of them are hesitant to get a haircut at the local barber shop or some of them can not sleep or stay awake at night because of …

Panic attacks.



These patriotic servicemen know exactly what to do in dangerous situations because they are trained to do their jobs. But when it comes to panic attacks they feel powerless. They do not feel in control.

You have to keep in mind that you are not weak or less brave if you have panic attacks. In fact it has nothing to do with your external world, yet everything to do with your inner self. But when your inner realm has been violated, pilfered or exhausted- then the feedback loop of anxiety and panic attacks begins.

It is important to know that panic attacks is curable. Do not let anyone get you thinking that it is not. In fact here are simple but effective natural methods to get rid of your anxiety and panic attacks you can do right in the comfort of your home. Here goes:

1.This herbal remedy is a member of the parsley family it's called Gotu Kola. It has existed and been used for several hundred years. Gotu Kola is popularly used in Ayurvedic, traditional African and Chinese medicine. This is a powerful herb for easing anxiety and helps focus the mind. It is a known treatment for ADD and ADHD for children as well as adults. Gotu Kola is available in specialty health food stores and online. If you opt to try this natural herb consult your doctor first especially if you are pregnant or taking other medications.

2. If you feel panic attacks coming on- sip iced water or slushies or splash your face with really cold water. Your racing heartbeats will normalize. You will also get distracted from your bodily sensations of panic. This natural method is more physical as well as mental.

3. A big part of teachings of Buddhism is mindfulness. Practice mindfulness on a daily basis. Being aware and living in the here and now. Relaxes you and brings the stress levels down.

4. Learn and practice relaxation techniques both for the body and mind. There's a whole array to choose from such as: yoga, certain breathing patterns, reiki, guided visualization etc. These exercises help train our minds to go in the right path.

5. Follow your bliss. Think about activities and hobbies that make you happy. Indulge in them. Or think about people that makes you happy. Have weekly dinner together. Doing all these enjoyable activities gives you a certain flow. When you are happy you set off an endorphin gland that releases what they call “happy hormones”. These hormones combat negative energy that causes illness. So when you are busy doing things which makes you happy, you leave no room for worries and other ill-feelings.

6. Buy supplements and take those daily. Highly recommended by specialists are B Vitamins (B12, B6 and folate) and fish oil. These help regulate nasty mood swings without the side effects of synthetic drugs. Regularly taking high end fish oil which contains the potent omega 3 fatty acids helps with mood disorder, anxiety and panic attacks.

7. Use this distraction technique when you feel the start of racing mind and heartbeats. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly through your mouth like you're blowing birthday candles on a cake. (Think Darth Vader kind of breathing). Anyway, as you do slow breathing push all the “what if” thoughts out your mind. Keep all those thoughts away by observing your surroundings. What do you see? What can you hear, smell and hear? Notice them and name them. As you go through the process you will notice an anxious thoughts that will not stay away for long.

Repeat as many times. Observe. It will be easier to keep negative thoughts out. You get to savor and appreciate what's around you more.