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What are some good relaxation techniques for when you are having a panic attack?

What are some good relaxation techniques for when you are having a panic attack?

Learn to relax your: Learn to relax your breathing. Practice when you are not having a panic attack so that when it occurs you will be prepared to use the relaxed breathing to calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, you are not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Therapists can teach you other relaxation techniques, too. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Relaxation Techniques (Definition)

Relaxation techniques are helpful tools for coping with stress and promoting long term health by slowing down the body and quieting the mind. Such techniques generally entail: refocusing attention (for example, noticing areas of tension); increasing body awareness; and exercises (such as meditation) to connect the body and mind together. Used daily, these practices can lead to a healthier perspective on stressful circumstances. In fact, more than 3,000 studies show the beneficial effects of relaxation on ...Read more


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What are some good relaxation techniques to use during anxiety or during a panic attack?

What are some good relaxation techniques to use during anxiety or during a panic attack?

Try smoking (?): What! On a Health Website? I mean the breathing pattern - w/out a cigarette! Actually, many smokers benefit from the breath pattern w/out knowing the role it plays. The deep inhale, hold, and full exhale thru the lips is very good for you. It reduces BP and HR. Part of "I need a smoke!" is about this. So, don't use tobacco - but take the time of a cigarette and breathe that way whenever you want. ...Read more

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I get a panic attack or anxiety I get blurred vision , please tell me how I can fix this problem ? I took gaba for relaxation and it worked

Panic Disorder: I understand your distress. Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds keeping you alive and functioning for 20 years. Feel the WONDER of 7 Million nerve cells on the back of your eyes due to which you can even see in dim light Become Captain over your panic, not VICTIM. See Psychiatrist for Medication and Therapy for panic attack ...Read more

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What are some techniques that can prevent be from having bad anxiety or such as having a panic attack??? What is the best solution to do??

What are some techniques that can prevent be from having bad anxiety or such as having a panic attack???
What is the best solution to do??

Panic Attacks: are always self-limiting. Please remember that. Seeing a mental health professional is best. Learn to manage them and don't use medication alone if you use it. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Your situation is very treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Techniques to quickly end an anxiety or panic attack?

Abdominal breathing: Best is learn to use deep breathing using abdominal muscles ehale slowly or using paper bag last option is xanax (alprazolam) or other benzo. ...Read more

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What are some quick and effective relaxation techniques?

What are some quick and effective relaxation techniques?

Many good choices: There are many ways to quickly change gears & become relaxed. Many involve slow deep breathing. One advised by andrew weil is the 4-7-8 exercise- see www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00521/three-breathing-exercises.Html for full description. I like to breath in & softly say ahh-ohh-ooo-mmm (aoumm) as i breathe out. See www.Healthy.Net/scr/article.Aspx?Id=1205 for a good discussion of many other techniques. ...Read more

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It it normal to get addicted to relaxation techniques? Why, and is it normal?

It it normal to get addicted to relaxation techniques? Why, and is it normal?

Relaxation: techniques can make us feel good and so it is possible for them to feel "addictive." If they are keeping you from doing your duties such as work, family, etc. then they are being abused. Please don't avoid reality w/them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some safe relaxation techniques for stress?

What are some safe relaxation techniques for stress?

So many choices!: Guided relaxation cds are a great way to start. Yoga and chi gung classes can teach you specific breathing techniques and movements that can relax you. A person trained in emotional freedom technique (eft) can teach you an easy way to decrease feelings of stress pretty quickly. For ongoing stress, a counselor or psychotherapist is best able to help you in the long run. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more