Friday, January 9, 2015

How To Prevent And Overcome Panic Attacks

Treatments for panic attack varies depend on conditions of each person.  We saw people take antidepressant drugs for immediately relief of anxiety attacks; however, the drugs always come with many side effects, so it is not recommended for long term use.  Here are some natural anxiety treatments that you may consider to try:

Self-Talk - This method involves your own reassuring words for the relief of anxiety.  You could feel like you are losing control when symptoms are at their worst.  This feeling only intensifies and prolongs the anxiety you are feeling.  Take a deep breath and tell yourself you are going to be okay.  Tell yourself that your symptoms are not dangerous and that soon the anxiety will pass.  Go easy on yourself!

Exercise - Based on the experience, this is one of the most effective and accessible treatments available.  Not only does physical exertion distract you from the difficulty created by anxiety, it also produces the release of endorphin, a natural chemical in the brain necessary for its calming properties.  Jogging, biking, walking, and swimming are some of the aerobic exercises you could try.

Healthy Diet - Eat healthy.  According to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the women who ate a “western” diet of fast food, processed foods, refined grains, sweets and beer were more likely to be depressed or anxious than those who ate a more “traditional” diet – vegetables, fruit, whole grains, meat and fish.  To improve mood, add cheese, peanut butter, nuts, sesame seeds, oats, milk, poultry and bananas to your diet. These foods contain tryptophan which helps the brain produce the neurotransmitter, serotonin. According to research, serotonin promotes feelings of wellbeing and calm. Reduce your caffeine intake is also one of the effective way to improve your anxiety attack.

Meditation - Meditation is more than just a technique practiced by monks and religious zealots, or maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s less than that.  Quite simply, meditation is nothing more than a technique that teaches you how to live only in the present moment, without worrying about the past or dreading the future.  Using focused, measured breathing, usually accompanied by a reassuring mantra, meditation helps put your mind and body in a relaxed state.  In this reassuring state you will learn to develop a more appropriate response to anxiety symptoms.

Try one, or a combination of these natural anxiety treatment methods, and begin the process of restoring your body’s natural rhythm.   The sooner you start, the better you’ll feel.

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