Panic attacks, or anxiety attacks, are usually the result of the nervous and glandular systems’ hypersensitivity and hyper-reaction to stress. To overcome these attacks, you need to prevent this hyper-reaction with A.Vogel’s Rhodiola Complex (Vital Energy), which both strengthens and soothes the nervous and glandular systems, in particular what we call the “stress axis.” To achieve deep and lasting effects, it should be taken daily for six months.
Given that it takes several weeks for Rhodiola Complex to yield a noticeable improvement, consider combining it with A.Vogel Passion Flower, a plant that soothes the nervous system and provides immediate relief during a panic attack. At first, take Passion Flower three times a day, just until the Rhodiola Complex (Vital Energy) begins to provide dependable results. Once that happens, take it when necessary, specifically at the onset of a panic attack. It will quickly help you overcome it.
Deep breathing may also prove useful. Practice this technique a few times a day, not only to get the body used to its calming effect, but also so you’ll be ready to apply it as soon as you feel a panic attack coming on. Using deep breathing when you feel an anxiety attack coming will really help you relax. Deep breathing is simply a matter of breathing in slowly through your nose and filling your lungs to capacity—inflate your abdomen without moving your shoulders— holding your breath for a few seconds, and then breathing out slowly through your mouth. Do this five to ten times in a row, and repeat a few times a day. You’ll probably feel a little dizzy at first because your brain is getting more oxygen than it’s used to, but your body will eventually get used to it and benefit from its calming effect.
Avoid stimulants like caffeine, sugar, chemical additives, alcohol and nicotine, which can make your nervous system more susceptible to panic attacks.