Panic attack refers to a condition when anxiety, fear and uneasiness attacks you all of sudden, mostly because of stress caused by a traumatic event, but sometimes, it can happen without any apparent reason at all.
The symptoms may include rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, nausea, chest pain and even diarrhea and insomnia. The following natural remedies are used very commonly to treat panic attacks.
Natural Cure For Panic Attacks
Controlled Breathing Exercise
When you are hit with a panic attack, it affects your breathing pattern. By trying some simple exercises to control your breathing can be a very effective natural way to ease the symptoms of panic attack. For example, you can start inhaling slowly while counting to four. Stop for 4 seconds, and then, start exhaling slowly while counting to four. Wait for 4 seconds again. Repeat this process for 10-15 minutes. The attack should pass away easily with this natural remedy.
Another proven technique is to breathe into a paper bag. Cover your nose and mouth by placing the open side of a paper bag on them. Breathing into this bag relaxes hyperventilation, slows down agitated breathing and brings your body back to normal.
Cream Of Tartar
You can combat panic attack by creating an alkaline state in the body. This can be done very effectively by drinking a mixture of water and cream of tartar. Mix 8 ounce of water and ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar together. The best thing about this natural tonic for panic attack is that it does not cause any side effects even if you are taking other conventional medicines. It creates a highly alkalized state in your body, improves the body’s pH and helps the entire body to return to normal.
Consuming skullcap in proper dosage (that varies from one person to another depending upon the severity of the attack) has been found to be very effective in treating hysterical states and in normalizing nervous tension.
Damiana is another popular natural remedy for panic attack. The dried leaves and flowers of the damiana plant are used to create a natural nerve tonic, consuming which helps your nerves to calm down and brings your body back to normal.
Lemon balm is also a very good natural nervine that carries powerful calming effects. This mild flowering herb is used very commonly to treat insomnia, anxiety, stress and panic attacks. However, the best results can be achieved by using lemon balm in combination with valerian root and chamomile.
The general dosage recommendation is 300 to 500 mg after every regular meal. But, it is important to note that lemon balm can cause some side effects to those who are taking thyroid medicines.
Some of these remedies are completely safe, such as breathing exercises and the cream of tartar, but you are advised to talk to your doctor first before trying natural remedies involving herbs.Also, you should not use these remedies as a complete substitution for conventional medical care. Use these remedies in conjunction with the regular medical care as per your doctor’s advice.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.