Most of us experience some form of anxiety on a daily basis. Even so many are unable to appreciate the plight of those who suffer anxiety or panic attacks. These attacks suddenly are upon the victim and put them out of control with a variety of symptoms including heart attack, suffocation, and many more. When the attack is over the symptoms end and there is no physical damage, yet life is disrupted and the victim is left with a fear of future attacks. There is a way to treat and overcome panic attacks.
These attacks can come out of nowhere. This is perhaps the most difficult part about panic attacks. Here you are going crazy trying to figure out why you are losing control and what is triggering the fear, the chest pain, and all the rest. It is also possible that a medical condition unleashes the fear and you should check on that. But if otherwise you have a clean bill of health then it's time to find a treatment that will help you break free of these panic attacks forever.
Reducing stress is one of the effective treatments for panic attacks. Stress reduction can also have an overall positive effect on your health. Relaxation can do things for you like reduce blood pressure and generally make you a happier person. Breathing exercises like those taught in Yoga can go along way to help you. If you consider that stress is the gasoline that drives the panic attack car, then you can see the real benefit.
Meditation is a good way to reduce stress. There is Yoga meditation based on breath but there are also simpler, effective ways to meditate. Dr. Herbert Benson published a book called "The Relaxation Response." Dr. Benson describes a simple method that releases stress and thereby helps to physically heal the body. Using this method you sit upright and breathe out - breathe in - breathe out and each time you breathe out you say the word "one." Stretch it out like: "Oneeeeeeee. "Say it either to yourself or aloud and as you continue to do this work on slowing your breathing by making your breaths in and out longer. Continue for 20 minutes or so and do it everyday. You will find your stress going down and your life improving.
Reducing stress will help is a good way to begin to treat and overcome panic attacks. As you begin to feel an attack coming on go into your breathing and repeating the word one. This will distract you and help break the anxiety cycle that brings on full blown attacks. As you practice this you will be able to remain panic free for longer and longer periods of time.
Overcome panic attacks, I invite you to find a way that will finally help you.