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Don’t Panic (at the Disco or Anywhere Else)! Acupuncture Helps with Panic Attacks!

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Acupuncture Helps with Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be terrifying to deal with. The symptoms of a panic attack can include a rapidly pounding heart, paralyzing anxiety, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest tightness, shaking, sweating, and hot flashes.

There are many theories as to why we suffer from panic attacks. Not all panic attacks are caused by anxiety (and vice versa). Some of the usual suspects are hereditary causes, illness, stress, a major life transition, and medications (especially those that increase activity in the brain related to fear reactions).  There is help! Unlike most medications, acupuncture addresses the root cause so the anxiety can cease.

Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for panic attacks and anxiety. Acupuncture has been dated back as far as 5000 BC. in ancient China and it is one of the most tried and tested therapies in the world, and is one of the oldest forms of holistic treatment, too.

Acupuncture offers a number of strategies to help relieve your panic attacks. Treatment for anxiety in general varies from person to person, as there is no “one size fits all” type of treatment — different people have different personalities, different needs, and of course, different symptoms.  The first line of defense in treating your panic attacks, is to calm your mind, relieve your anxiety, and minimize your stress. Acupuncture is very successful strategy for your panic attacks, and research has documented the positive effects acupuncture has on brain chemistry. This effect accounts for the relaxing and calming sensation patients feel both during and after their treatments.

Acupuncture also addresses your panic attacks by nourishing, restoring, and balancing, and helping the body to handle stress and adapt to change. Stress is very common, it is part of our struggle to deal with situations where we want or don’t want certain things to happen.  We can feel sadness when change happens, and fear as well when the new changes arrive. Change is a guaranteed thing, so it seems some stress is also. Acupuncture works not only for panic attacks, but also for stress, anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue.

Acupuncture works well with diet corrections, supplementation, as well as necessary medications. Meditation and exercise are often important additions to a healthy approach.  Also…be sure not to get dehydrated. Breathing exercises are also very helpful. Brisk walking or another form of exercise is very beneficial to those suffering from anxiety. Many people find yoga, tai qi or qiqong to be very helpful, as they are excellent forms of mind-body exercise that can improve the ability to control both anxiety and depression. Practicing these arts in conjunction with regular acupuncture treatments help provide the foundation for positive change.

Acupuncture treatments are gentle, painless, and relaxing. Lots of relief from even the first treatment!

For more information, visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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