Panic attacks and anxiety Fear as a constant companion
“The fear sometimes makes my throat choke up as if there were a strap around it.” “Because of fear I feel dizzy and my entire body shakes.” “I’m in agony when I’m driving my car.”
This or a similar experience is what patients report with regard to their agonizing state when suffering from panic attacks and anxiety.
In the worst cases, life becomes increasingly restricted. Fear is usually experienced as a constricting feeling on a subjective level. During panic attacks, however, the autonomic nervous system is intensely involved. Heart rate and breathing speed up, sweating increases and fear intensifies, leading to helpless panic. This may occur many times a day, even without an identifiable trigger.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on fear and panic attacks?
Anxiety and panic attacks from an Ayurvedic perspective
Our modern life is affected by an ever-present overstimulation of our nervous system due to time pressure, constant background noise, light stimulus during the natural darkness and an ever-decreasing night’s sleep. This causes the nervous system to be in an increasingly stimulated state of excitation. This mental and physical problem expresses itself in a variety of stress hormonal imbalances.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each anxiety disorder varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, panic attacks are addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that healing must take place on all levels. It is important to bring all natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Calming and balancing massages and oil treatments, nutritional recommendations, helpful breathing and meditation exercises, as well as specific herbal mixtures tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can re-establish healthy self-esteem and by doing so, you will not lose your composure in stressful situations.