Symptoms of a panic attack
- heightened vigilance for danger and physical symptoms.
- anxious and irrational thinking.
- a strong feeling of dread, danger or foreboding.
- fear of going mad, losing control, or dying.
- feeling lightheaded and dizzy.
- tingling and chills, particularly in the arms and hands.
- trembling or shaking, sweating.
1: Immidiate relief: rescue remedy, take in drops, spray or tablets.
2: Apply a drop of Valerian oil, just above the lip and breath in and out.
Or rub on hands, make cup of hands and inhale. Inhaling calming sense.
3: You can also combine Valerian oil and rescue remedy.
4: Walking and physical activities are grounding. Getting your mind of things.
5: Talk to a friend, family member, or someone you feel comfortable with.
All the remedies above are natural remedies.
David D. Burns recommends breathing exercises for those suffering from anxiety. One such breathing exercise is a 5-2-5 count. Using the stomach (or diaphragm) — and not the chest — you inhale (feel your stomach come out, as opposed to your chest expanding) for 5 seconds. As you reach the maximal point at inhalation, hold your breath for 2 seconds. Then slowly exhale, over 5 seconds. Repeat this cycle twice and then breathe 'normally' for 5 cycles (1 cycle = 1 inhale + 1 exhale). The point is to focus on the breathing and relax the heart rate. Regular diaphragmatic breathing may also be achieved by extending the out breath either by counting or even humming.
Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the chest cavity and stomach cavity. Air enters the lungs and the belly expands during this type of breathing.
This deep breathing is marked by expansion of the abdomen rather than the chest when breathing. It is considered by some to be a healthier way to breathe, and is considered by some a useful form of complementary and alternative treatment.
Diaphragmatic Breathing is also known scientifically as Eupnea, which is a natural and relaxed form of breathing in all mammals. Eupnea occurs in mammals whenever they are in a state of relaxation, ie when there is no clear and present danger in their environment.
RE-POST MAY 2020