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What Are Some Natural Or Herbal Remedies For Panic Attacks
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
Immune balancing: Please understand that inflamamtion can lead to anxiety symptoms (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9450372). The inflammation may show up as allergies, headaches, eczema, diarrhea, constipation.... If the immune system is in good balance, then the great supplements dr. Baker recommended will work that much more effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more
Passion Flower,: Valerian ; chamomile are herbals that may help.Here are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more
Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc..It is probably due to something i the air(dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure..But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments..In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies..Be careful. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend: Paranoia can be a very painful and disabling condition -- and is one that needs help from a compassionate psychiatrist and/or therapist. Although I am both a board certified psychiatrist and a classical homeopath, i would not recommend using herbs or remedies alone to deal with this condition. Please see a psychiatrist about this, so that you can receive understanding and help. ...Read more
One thing that you : Can do to self-calm or reduce anxiety is deep breathing. Breath in slowly & deeply through nostrils. Fill you lungs with air & hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through open mouth. Don't focus on problems. Think only about your breathing. Repeat x 12 or until you are calmer. I would also encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy to help get better control over your anxiety. ...Read more
Yes: Talk to your doctor to see if the following is appropriate or enough for your particular situation to help fight agitation and depression: 1) daily exercise 2) omega-3 fatty acids 3) vitamin replacement therapy (if you blood levels are low) 4) various supplements, such as sam-e and inositol (but there might be interactions) 5) bright light therapy 6) mindfulness meditation 7) psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Think differently: There are no "natural remedies" for anything. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. It's an indulgence of the ignorant. You can bank on it: Anything touted as a "natural remedy" by health hucksters is almost certainly worthless. Try yoga, meditation, breathing, exercise. Nothing mystical or magical here: These help focus attention and create a sense of well-being. "Ch'i" doesn't exist, either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest! ...Read more
Chamomile: Chamomile is gently calming.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could you tell me what are herbal remedies for bi-polar, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks?
Yes: Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for panic disorder and usually consists of 6 to 12 sessions with a psychologist. Mindfulness therapy and deep breathing/relaxation exercises are helpful for many people but less supported by experimental evidence. Aromatherapy (using a familiar, relaxing scent such as lavender) to calm a developing panic attack is promising and growing in popularity also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural remedy to have a good night sleep im suffering with anxiety and panic attacks specially during night time when its time for me to sleep?
Sleeping is so impor: Try easy remedies-like turning off your computer, video games and tv at least an hour before you sleep. Also do not eat two hours before you sleep. If you like read a book or try meditation. Also so not exercise close to bedtime. Hope some of these suggestions help you. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assuming a person had a single event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours) due to herbal stimulants/panic attacks but years later had a clean echo, is it safe to say no damage was done?
Pretty safe to say,: It's pretty safe to say that yes. But there are no absolutes, of course, except "death and taxes." An echo is a good test of cardiac function but does not rule out all heart problems. However, young people (and often older ones) can tolerate tachycardia for some time without long term damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anxiety/depression: Anxiety attacks: avoid provocative stimulants - situations such as crowed room arguments, avoid intake of stimulants, engage in calming activities such as yoga are some examples of non drug therapy. Depression attacks: avoid being alone stay active, enroll in group activities with positive energy. The next route is prescription drug therapy with a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would best be prescribed for long term social phobias and panic attacks and depression as treatment?
Recommend: Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic Without Fear: You can teach yourself to manage them. Learn about panic. For education & self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help you learn skills to overcome panic & anxiety. Important: see your pcp for physical workup to rule out any medical problems causing your attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?
Bodily reaction: Your may be responding in an exaggerated manner, but most people have a somewhat negative reaction to obnoxious bass sounds when they're wanting to sleep. Our bodies respond with a sympathetic nervous system reaction, which includes rapid heart beat and anxiety. Sleep in a quiet room or try earplugs. ...Read more
Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).
Indirectly: Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms, including irritability, depression, poor sleep, loss of vitality, to name a few. All of these can contribute to underlining anxiety. In this way, low testosterone can contribute to and or influence the development of panic attack. It's an indirect contribution rather than a direct cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've recently been experiencing panic attacks, should I see a family doctor or a therapist for treatment? I'm not sure if there is something wrong with physically that would cause the attacks.
See both: If you've not had a physical recently, please see your family physician for this. You're right that some physical conditions may predispose to panic attacks. Stop caffeine, and if you're also on other stimulants, speak with your physician about those. Please also see a therapist about your anxiety, and try not to only use medications for panic attacks (although they can definitely help!). ...Read more
Extreme fear of rabies do to unvaccinated cat bite, did not get treatment 5yrs ago. Panic attacks everytime I get feel sick, (rabies like symp.) help?
Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.
CBT therapy: Especially if it is relatively isolated to situations like this that, while errorenous, make some sense, therapy where you can learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety is what I'd urge. Medications do work for symptom relief in some but they don't change the fact that you have problems living your life. It's a great value! Learn to live better. ...Read more
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