There are many ways to help overcome panic or anxiety attacks and natural methods have shown to be very useful. If you are suffering from panic attacks and have not yet tried these methods give them a try, you may find out it does help you. Below are listed some things to try, of course there are many more but this would be a good start at finding natural cures for your anxiety.
1. There are natural herbs that have been shown to be calming and in turn help reduce anxiety. One of them is Passion Flower which has a long history of use in folk medicine for insomnia and anxiety issues. Chamomile is another herb that can calm your nerves when you are feeling anxious or jittery.
There are also other herbs that are used to relax and you should do your own research to make sure any of these products are right for you. Some of them have been known to have side effects so be sure before using.
2. Learning how to properly breathe would be important for anyone regardless if you are suffering from anxiety or not. Breathing poorly can lead to issues such as hyperventilation which can bring on symptoms of chest pain and rapid heartbeat which are a couple of the signs of an anxiety attack.
Good breathing technique is great way to calm your mind when you are feeling anxious or you feel a panic attack coming. Using the right calming breathing methods will help reduce anxiety and its symptoms.
If you have never tried any calming breathing methods you will find some of them are easy to do while others could take some practice. But the more you use them the easier it becomes as you learn to calm yourself during a panic attack.
One method is simply deep breathing. While it may not be the best way to help relieve an anxiety attack it is still a good tool to make use of. All you need to do is breath deep in and out slowly. Breathe in and let your abdomen expand as if you are breathing into your stomach. What you are doing is getting oxygen deeper into your lungs instead of their upper half. In conjunction with the deep breathing let your mind and body relax.
Best way to do this is find a quite spot and sit in a chair. Sit up with your back straight and your arms on the chair arm rests if there are some. Slowly breathe in for a count of 5 through your nose. Pause and hold your breath for a couple seconds then let your breath out through your mouth for a count of 5 seconds. Let your breath come out quietly, do not force it. Repeat this for at least ten times.
Remember this could take some practice but in short time you will be able to enjoy the way it calms you down. Breathing this way will even lower your blood pressure. One way to verify this is to use one of those blood pressure monitors you see in stores. Check your pressure then do it again after doing some relaxing deep breathing, you will see how it lowers your blood pressure.
3. It has been noted that the diet most people consist on is very acidic. A high acidic diet can result in a lowered resistance to stress and contribute to other health problems. Fortunately your diet is something you can control if you have the discipline to do so. Improving your diet so it is more healthful can build on your ability to resist anxiety attacks. You will find that your mental wellbeing will be improved along with your physical wellbeing.
If your body is in balance it can do a better job of avoiding anxiety, being acidic can compound your problem. Removing acidic food from your diet will bring your body into a healthier state. It may not be easy at first especially when you are used to eating just about anything whether it’s good for you or not.
In addition your body will find it more difficult to remove the toxins from it when you subsist on a high acidic diet. Even over eating can play a role in how your mind and body reacts to situations that may create anxiety in you. Living on a healthy diet will create a buffer zone to help shield you and reduce the stress in your life.
Foods that are acidic and the ones you want to eliminate or reduce are sugar, salt and processed foods. Even dairy products, proteins and grains are acidic to our system. These are examples of food sources that can have a negative reaction to your system and lower its resistance. To improve your body’s resistance to stress, consume more vegetables and fruits.
There is an optimum balance you should keep and that would be about 80 percent alkaline. To achieve this you would need to consume more vegetables either raw or cooked and more fruit products. You do not need as much protein as you think unless you are exercising heavily, so a little lean meat is OK daily.
Of course the above are only three of many things you can do on your own to help prevent anxiety attacks. Do your research and try what you can yourself to have a happier and healthier life.