People who suffer from panic disorder or other similar emotional/psychological conditions experience panic attacks. The frequency and severity of the panic attacks vary depending on many factors. A panic attack may be as short lived as a few seconds or may last for as long as an hour. When a person suffers from a panic attack, he can experience different things including difficulty in breathing, a very fast heartbeat, and often, an upset stomach.
People who have this condition need to see a therapist or counselor for long-term treatment, but there are some home remedies which can help reduce both the frequency and severity of panic attacks. More so, these home remedies can help bring a panic attack under control.
One technique used to deal with panic attacks is self-talking. When one feels that onset of a panic attack, one can start talking to one’s self - literally. For example, one can acknowledge that he is starting to get a panic attack and then proceed to telling one’s self that everything is going to be alright and that he can keep things under control. This can be done soundlessly or one can voice out his self reassurances. Many people attest to the effectiveness of this technique in keeping panic attacks under control.
Another thing that one can do when a panic attack begins is to gently massage the neck and the throat. When one experiences a panic attack, the muscles in these areas tend to tighten. By gently massaging them, the body tends to relax and can result in the panic attack receding.
Controlling breathing is also effective in dealing with panic attacks. At the beginning of a panic attack, slowly inhaling and exhaling - with a conscious effort - will help.