I’m sure you have heard all the sales pitches and everything else on how to “really” cure panic attacks. There are lots of band-aid solutions that will reduce the symptoms of panic attacks, but won’t cure them over the long term. I’m sure you are wondering how to cure panic attacks naturally? That being said there is only one true system of ways to cure panic attacks for the long term. And the first step to doing that is to accept that you have an illness that you might have to deal with for a very long time or the rest of your life. The sooner you can get over that and stop feeling sorry for yourself the better. A negative attitude never helps. Although it may be tough being positive, accepting that you are the way you are, but you are going to do the best you can to better yourself, is a much better attitude to produce change then all the negativity.
The next step to curing panic attacks is to learn some coping techniques. When you feel a panic attack coming on deep breathing should be your first line of defense. Breathe in very slowly and deeply and then breathe out very slowly. Do a 5 or 10 second count in then out. This does two things. It takes your mind off the panic attack and secondly controlling and slowing the oxygen that is going into your body produces a chemical change within your body that can actually stop the panic attack in it’s tracks. Over oxidation from breathing in and out very quickly when you realize the panic attack is coming on, which is normally what happens, typically intensifies the panic attack. So, you should really try and master your deep breathing techniques.
The next thing you need to do is fix your diet. Caffeine is known to increase the frequence of panic attacks or intensify the symptoms. You need to cut out all caffeine products. Even a little caffeine from some chocolate can have a negative effect. Decaffeinated products also maybe contain minute traces of caffeine so beware. Also, if you have been a long time caffeine drinker, give yourself 1 to 2 months until you will feel 100% again from getting the caffeine out of your diet. Drink more water, it’s good for you.
The next thing diet wise is to cut how candies and other similar foods. Candies spike your insulin levels and because people with panic attacks tend to be hyper in tune with little changes in their bodies “equilibrium” state this can trigger a panic attack. I have personally tried cutting down on other types of very high glycemic foods as these will typical have a similar affect on your system that a package of skittles will have.
Start excercising. Excercise has a positive impact on both your physical and mental side. A good 30 minute run or lifting weights can do wonders for relieving the everyday stresses you may face. It should also help you face your panic attacks.
Lastly you need to start confronting the fears / walls you’ve built around yourself that might trigger the panic attacks. A cognitive behavioral therapist can help you identify these triggers and assist you in confronting them. Confronting your fears and the things you are afraid of will probably be the toughest thing, but it is one of the only things that will cure panic attacks. That being said if you put all the tips to cure panic attacks listed above into action and then you use some of the strategies your cognitive behavioral therapist will give you for confronting your panic attacks. There is absolutely no reason you can’t cure your panic attacks or at least get them under control.
Disclaimer: You should obviously consult a medical doctor before starting any new exercise or nutritional program as every person is different and some people may react differently to different things.keep looking »