We live in a world that is beautiful beyond description. Instead of reveling in this beauty, all of us are busy running after something that we feel is amiss, whether it is a promotion, a car, a house, a partner or a higher bank balance. We are all constantly struggling and striving to get more of what we already have. In this fast-paced life of high pressure, it is normal that some of us buckle and develop various mental and psychological problems such as depression, suicides, anxiety disorders etc.
One such disorder, PANIC ATTACKS, have seen a sharp increase in recent times. They are characterized by a sudden surge of fear or anxiety accompanied with dizziness, palpitation or breathlessness. They can be emotionally debilitating, and leave you with an overwhelming anxiety and fear like you’re dying or going crazy. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems. But, they can be treated, and there is ample of help available. Here are a few useful tips which will help you cope with panic attacks.
Deep breathing exercises
Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. Slow and controlled deep breathing exercises at the onset of an attack can greatly reduce the symptoms and prevent them from flaring up. Yoga is also a wonderful alternative for relieving stress; it leaves you feeling happier and more content with everyday life.
Progressive muscle relaxation
In Progressive Muscle Relaxation, you tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and relax them as you breathe out. Work on different muscle groups at a time, starting from your toes and slowly moving up. This technique is extremely effective at relieving tension, fear, and anxiety.
Understanding the cause
With a little introspection, try to understand where your fears and anxieties are stemming from. Acknowledging and addressing these core issues will help you overcome your fears wonderfully. You may take the help of a therapist if you are unable to do so alone.
Homeopathy for panic attacks
Homeopathy has excellent remedies for panic attacks. Unlike other medicinal sciences, it treats you as an individual and not just your diseased parts independently. It looks for the cause, the root of the disease and tries to tackle it at its root itself. When the cause is removed, the disease automatically goes away.