Treatment options are available for panic and anxiety attacks without medication.

It can be possible with some modification to your behavior, thoughts, and lifestyle. You can start with a substance-free approach and then seek further medical advice if symptoms don’t improve.

Where to start

After an attack your thoughts and energy may be focused on maybe having another attack. You can try to concentrate on clearing your mind and stay calm. Breathing exercises usually help and to relax and focus a rushing mind.

Breathing exercises

  • Breath slowly, deeply, and gently in through your nose.
  • Exhale slowly, deeply, and gently through the mouth.
  • Start counting steadily from one till five or 10, on each in-breath and out-breath.
  • Close your eyes to avoid distractions and focus on your breathing.

Try to maintain a regular schedule to create a routine- with regular exercise to help feel good, get enough sleep, and take time out to relax. Avoid stimulants- smoking or drinking caffeine. It can aggravate or trigger an attack. Balanced diet- drinking herbal teas.

Medical options? Treatment that focuses on reducing symptoms. The medication available are anti-depressants and inhibitors, together with therapy can be very helpful and therapeutic.

Done by Lurika Fisher