Homeopathic Remedies for Panic Attacks
This week is the start of Face Your Fears Week. For one week in October the charity, Changing Faces is asking everybody in the UK to face their fears and raise money at the same time. Fears trigger a whole cascade of events in the mind and body and often lead to panic attacks, which can range from mild to severe. With it affecting so many people, homeopathic rememdes for panic attacks are becoming more and more popular.
Panic attacks can have a major impact on general the lifestyle of a sufferer. They can be triggered by physical or emotional events. Situations such as a fear of spiders or being in a crowded train can trigger a panic attack in some individuals. Homeopathy can help to both treat the short term signs of a panic attack and help to treat the underlying cause of this condition.
Other examples of situations that can lead to panic attacks are a fear of flying, being in a confined space (such as a lift) or in a large open space.
Signs of Panic Attacks
- Hyperventilation (over breathing)
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Panic attacks are usually treated with antidepressant medications and drugs such as diazepam. These drugs all come with the added burden of side effects and can cause dependency. This is not the ideal solution to this problem. Other common treatments are cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and relaxation techniques.
Homeopathic remedies can offer a quick short term solution to these episodes, but it is more important to get to the root of the problem. The ideal treatment plan should include short term relief,alongside a long term and permanent solution. Homeopathy can provide you with this two pronged treatment plan. Long term treatment will require a full consultation with a qualified homeopath.
The following homeopathic remedies can be taken every 10 minutes for up to 5 doses. These remedies should be taken in the 200c potency, and can be taken in the form of pills, tablets or drops. Pills and tablets should be sucked, and not swallowed. Drops can be taken directly on the tongue or in water.
Aconite is a major homeopathic remedy for intense fear. This remedy can be taken for panic attacks that are caused by a shock or from fright. Aconite should be taken if there is an extreme state of fear and anxiety.
Argentum Nitricum should be taken for fearand anticipatory anxiety. This is a good homeopathic remedy for panic attacks that occur before events, such as, flying, presentations or commuting.
Arsenicum Alb is another homeopathic remedyfor intense fear. This remedy is for restlessness that is usually associatedwith panic attacks.
It is very difficult to prescribe an accurate single homeopathic remedy during a panic attack, so it’s a good idea to have a combination remedy which can be taken quickly. Remember, the sooner that can you take the remedy, the shorter the duration of the panic attack.
Many homeopathic pharmacies produce the combination remedy, AAA (Argentum Nit, Ambra Grisea, Anacardium), which can bevery helpful in reducing panic attack episodes.
Other natural remedies that have been foundto be helpful are Rescue Remedy and Ainsworths Emergency Spray.
We hope you found this article on homeopathic remedies for panic attacks & aaa homeopathic remedy useful.