Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Panic Attack - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of panic attack generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

A panic attack is a sudden, intense episode characterized by a pounding heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath and a sense of impending doom or terror. People experiencing a panic attack also may feel tingling in the extremities, chills, chest pain, nausea and smothering sensations. Panic attacks can occur at any time, including during sleep, and usually peak within 10 minutes, though some symptoms may last longer. People who have suffered repeated panic attacks dread when the next one will happen, and can easily become disabled by fear of them.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for panic attacks.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for panic attack:

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The following (7) acupuncture points may be useful for panic attack. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with panic attack. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for panic attack. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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