12 Creative Ways To Deal With Panic Attacks Without Medication

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5. Get Support

You should consider joining a support group that can help you talk about your experiences with people who understand what you are going through and how you feel. Don’t expect yourself to handle this alone. It is not a sign of weakness — everyone needs help now and then. Ask your doctor for a referral.


6. Valerian

This is another popular, calming herb for those who suffer from panic attacks. Valerian calms the nerves and encourages deep sleep. The National Phobics Society conducted a study finding that valerian was very effective in reducing the symptoms of panic attacks. Valerian is typically sold as a tea but you can also take a valerian supplement after speaking with your doctor about the proper dose for you.


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7. Exercise Regularly

Exercise has a great many more benefits than simply improving the heart. Many studies have shown that regular exercise is a great treatment for panic attacks. Studies have shown that those who exercise experience fewer panic attacks than those who do not. Exercise reduces your stress hormones and increases the amount of hormones in the body that makes you feel good. Regular exercise will also help your body use up some of the energy that can be behind panic attacks.


8. Ginseng

Ginseng is a wonderful adaptogen, which can help the body to prepare for panic attacks. Those who consume ginseng are better able to deal with adverse condition and feelings because it helps reduce the intensity of the body’s response to stress. Drink one to three cups of ginseng tea each day to prevent panic attacks. There are numerous ginseng supplements, but speak with your doctor first about the proper dosage for you condition.

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