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.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating panic attack. For a complete list from our store with more details see our panic attack formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)