Anxiety (Panic Attack)
By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
See also Anxiety Disorders

When a person experiences mild to severe apprehension or uneasiness over a present or impending event, with symptoms such as a cold sweat, heart palpitations, trembling, faintness, a sense of pressure in the chest over the heart area, and/or dry mouth, he or she is experiencing anxiety.

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Therapies: Aromatherapy, Avoid Caffeine, Deep Breathing, Hiatal Hernia Correction, Hydration, Low Glycemic Diet and Stress Management

Herbs: Blue Vervain, Damiana, Gotu Kola, Hops, Kava Kava, Kelp, Korean Ginseng, Lobelia, Passion Flower, St. John's Wort, Valerian Root and Wild American Ginseng

Herbal Formulas: AdaptaMax, FCS Il w/ Lobelia, Herbal Sleep, HSN-W, Nerve Control, Nerve Eight, Nervous Fatigue Formula, Stress Relief and Stress-J

Nutrients: Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid and Vitamin B-6

Nutritional Supplements: Nutri-Calm and Vitamin B-Complex

Nutraceuticals: 5-HTP Power, Adrenal Support, AnxiousLess, GABA Plus, Master Gland, Thyroid Support and Women's X-Action

Essential Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose Bulgaria and Ylang Ylang

Flower Essences: Be Response-Able and Distress Remedy

A panic attack occurs when a state of anxiety is so severe that the person begins to breathe in a rapid, shallow manner and becomes tense to the point of cramping and the inability to act. A person who is prone to anxiety and panic attack usually needs adrenal, thyroid and nervous system support.

People with blood type A are more prone to anxiety and panic because they have a harder time breaking down the stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Adaptogens can help overcome the tendency to anxiety by reducing the production of stress hormones. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants. Taking B-complex vitamins, particularly B6, and eliminating refined sugar from the diet will also be helpful.

To relieve acute anxiety or panic attacks, it is necessary to calm down the function of the sympathetic nervous system with sympatholytic agents and to increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system with parasympathomemetic agents. To do this, try taking 10-15 drops of lobelia every 2-3 minutes or one capsule of kava kava every ten minutes while concentrating on breathing slowly and deeply.
You can also take Distress Remedy.