Herbs and Aromatherapy for Panic Disorders

Herbs and Aromatherapy for Panic Disorders
Panic disorders are rising and becoming more common. A Panic disorder is a specific type of an anxiety disorder in which the client has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will happen.

The following are some alternative therapies that can assist with issues that are associated with the disorder. Some people have some of these issues:
Chest pain or discomfort
Dizziness or faintness
Fear of dying
Fear of losing control or impending doom
Feeling of choking, sensation of shortness of breath or smothering
Feelings of detachment
Feelings of unreality
Nausea or upset stomach
Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or face
Palpitations, fast heart rate, or pounding heart
Sweating, chills, or hot flashes
Trembling or shaking

Some people find these herbs helpful for a variety of issues.
Oats (Avena Sativa) feeds the nervous system and it is a commonly used nervine tonic, and specific for cases of stress and nervous debility.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has a powerful sedative action valepotriates being present in the root. Valerian has a long history of being used for anxiety, nervousness and sleeplessness. This can be helpful for anxiety present around bed-time.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) can be helpful with anxiety induced palpitations and insomnia. Lemon Balm has a tonic effect on the heart and circulatory system causing mild vaso-dilation of the peripheral vessels. This herb can be helpful in lowering blood pressure.

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is beneficial for anxiety and tension and has long been a standard in used for these issues. It is also helpful for neuralgic pain, tingling and muscular pain associated with stress.

Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B complex all contribute to the health and proper functioning of the nervous system. These all support the production of neurotransmitters, chemicals that help relay messages between nerve cells.

Some essential oils that are helpful are Lavender, Lemon Balm, Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang and Rose.

Some additional therapies that are helpful are: sound, massage, hydrotherapy, meditation, yoga, tai chi, and exercise.

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Disclaimer: For educational use only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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