If you have never had a panic attack, you cannot imagine the minutes or possibly hours of sheer terror that the person having one can experience. The typical medications used are anti-anxiety medications that do help ease or prevent anxiety, but can dull the person's mental state and can lead to physical dependence. In complete contrast to this, Chinese herbal medicine can help reduce the chances of a person having a panic attack, without the risk of unnecessary and unpleasant side effects. Chinese herbal medicine can build a comfort level in the body and nourish one's emotional and mental state, to prevent panic attacks from happening.
It is believed by many experts that mental and nervous exhaustion can make certain people prone to panic attacks and high levels of anxiety. Chinese herbal medicine can help nourish this mental and nervous fatigue, creating a feeling of well-being and calmness. In addition, there are many herbs that can promote an immediate feeling of calm and peace, to help bring one down from a panic attack.
If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety/panic disorder, your doctor is more than likely going to prescribe a mild sedative for you and recommend that you seek the services of a licensed therapist, to help you learn how to regain control of your life. While the therapist is a good idea as he can teach you relaxation techniques such as meditation and deep breathing exercises, the medication may not be a permanent option. Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed such as Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam). These drugs can help a person in that horrible anxious state, but they are merely a band-aid. Of course, lifestyle changes, learning new ways to deal with stress, being on a proper exercise program, eating healthy and nourishing foods, proper sleep, and taking the right supplements such as Chinese herbal medicine, can help a person truly heal from anxiety disorder or frequent panic attacks.
Benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness, light headedness, memory loss, nausea, and some people, especially on long term use can feel depressed. On the contrary, the proper Chinese herbal medicine formula to treat anxiety and panic attacks should have no side effects.
Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to cure any number of ailments, so it should come as no surprise, that there is an herbal remedy available that can help to reduce panic attacks in someone diagnosed with an anxiety/panic disorder.
For almost one thousand years the herbal remedy called Rambling Powder (XIAO YAO SAN) , has been used to calm one's nerves and release tension. The goal of this formula was to foster a feeling of a free rambling spirit, with no tension, proceeding through life with ease. First recorded in 1638, another Chinese remedy, The Heavenly Emperor's Heart Nourishing Pills TIAN WANG BU XIN Dan has been used for centuries to calm restlessness and agitation, while nourishing the spirit. The ancient Chinese called this, "Calming and nourishing one's spiritual heart." Isn't that just how anxiety or a panic attacks feels? One's spiritual heart is in full agitation and the rug has been lifted up from under them. When your emotions and spiritual heart feels grounded, calm and nourished, anxiety is kept out. Combining these two formulas has been found to be very effective in helping those who suffer from panic attacks.
The most important thing to remember with all Chinese herbal medicine is that they are based on the knowledge accumulated over thousands of years and are made from 100% all natural pure ingredients. In most cases there are no known side effects and the scientific community is finally beginning to recognize their effectiveness.
Jeremy Speiser, L.Ac.