Taking anti-anxiety medicines for your panic attacks and anxiety, is like taking insulin for diabetes. Do you agree with this statement? Do you consider a panic attack treatment program if you take these medicines three times a day for the rest of your life?
If you say yes to the question, then I'd say it is easy to succeed. But if you are the kind of person who will not settle for anything less, you would do anything to live a life of complete freedom. And not just manage or cope with your condition.
You want your panic attacks and anxiety gone.
If you had a toothache and your dentist told you techniques to cope with the pain, I bet you would find another dentist. You want your tooth filled. And not be bothered with the pain anymore.
Do you see my point here?
Well, it is normal to have some angry moments here and there. As we go through life it is inevitable we have pressures which would make us anxious along the way. But that does not mean we have anxiety problems. Being angry sometimes means we are pushing past our barriers and it's a good sign. A sign of growth and development.
Here are natural ways to stamp panic attacks out of your life:
1. Lavender is popularly used for its fragrant scent that is added in soaps, shampoos and creams. But most people do not know is that lavender is also used as a remedy for insomnia. It helps restless people to fall sleep. It has soothing and calming properties helps combat anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
Lavender is available in various formats such as: tea, tincture, oil, extracts, infusions, bath gels, lotions etc. Aroma- therapists use lavender in inhalation therapy for headaches, nervous disorders and exhaustion. Other treatments in which lavender are appropriately used are post surgery pain and alopecia.
The oil extracted from the little blue flower is used for integrative medicine such as acupuncture, chiropractic application as well as massage. Some of the added benefits when using lavender are mood stability and better concentration.
2. How do you like your body to be inserted with hair strand-like needles? The Ancient Oriental medicine called acupuncture is also known to treat anxiety and panic attacks. The acupuncturist will identify the bodily disturbance that is causing your condition by sticking mega-tiny needles in the key points of your body. They are painless though. Some people swear by the effectiveness of the treatment reporting that they receive incremental relief each time they visit the acupuncturist's office.
Although, the treatment may be a little bit expensive nowdays some insurance carriers cover this kind of procedure.
3. When you feel the physical symptoms of a panic attack (restless mind, racing heartbeats, hyperventilating, chills and wobbly legs and hands) immediately do something to distract you from the bodily sensations of panic. Take hot baths. Apply ice to inner wrists. Eat something spicy. Gobble fireball or extremely minty candies.
4. Try aa natural anti-anxiety concoction of 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and te teaspoon of honey and take it three times a day. It is believed to increase energy in the stomach while reducing extra energy in the mind. Lemon juice strengtens capillaries and ginger soothes the stomach. And honey helps to stabilize unsteady blood glucose level.
This is how to approach constant worry. Focus on the mind-body connection. Integrative medicine and conventional medicine seeks to analyze the mind, body and spirit to seek out imbalances in energy.
5. Use the “grounding technique” accompanied with deep, slow breathing.
Whenever you feel panic setting in, do slow, deep breathing. Ground yourself by pointing in your mind what you see in your immediate surroundings. Example: You can say “this is my bed and I am safe”, “this is my lamp and I am safe” so on and so forth. This is a good method to distract yourself from uncomfortable bodyily symptoms.
6. Control your thoughts. Learning to control your thoughts is a big component of eliminating anxiety, depression and panic attacks. When your brain is not used positively and actively it will atrophy (just like a muscle) into negativity. It takes practice, discipline, tools and exercises to re-train your mind by learning thought control.
7. Do not spin your mental wheels. Write a specific, nagging problem. Develop a plan and schedule to address it. This process of getting a task done will give you a feeling of satisfaction and peace of mind. It makes you feel less dominant.More control of your life. No stress. No anxiety.