Ayurvedic Treatment For Anxiety & Panic Attack With Herbs

Anxiety and Panic Attack

We all feel anxious at times, it is natural to feel anxious before a stage performance, before taking an important decision or just before taking a test; this anxiety is temporary and helps us in coping with the situation. When these natural feelings become persistent and irrational, and hamper the person’s ability to react normally then this anxiety becomes disorder. Panic attack is a phase of immense fear that comes on quickly and reaches its peak in a short span (within minutes). Having an anxiety disorder or a panic attack makes a person feel terrified, restless, rapid heart rate with increased perspiration. This article will discuss the details of anxiety disorder and how ayurvedic treatment helps in managing the symptoms effectively.

Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural response of a body to a stressful condition, a feeling of apprehension to what will come next. But if this apprehension is with you all the time and is getting intense and debilitating then it needs to be evaluated as you may have an anxiety disorder.

Types of Anxiety

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder: A person suffering from this disorder experiences intense unrealistic fear without any obvious reason.
  2. Panic disorder: A person gets intensely terrified with increased palpitations, chest pain and profuse sweating.
  3. Phobia: Being extremely afraid of a particular situation is called phobia. For example, height, closed spaces, being in a crowd, dark, etc.
  4. Social anxiety disorder: Having a fear of being negatively judged by people is called social anxiety disorder. As a result of this fear a person is scared of getting social.
  5. Obsessive compulsive disorder: With this disorder a person is obsessed with a particular task; he is bound to repeat that particular task time and again.
  6. Post traumatic stress disorder: Past memory of any mental trauma causes this type of anxiety. To life threatening traumatic events such as accidents, assaults, etc. many people have short term responses but some people have a long term effect on their mental condition.
  7. Separation anxiety disorder: This is a normal anxiety during developmental years of infants and toddlers but most of the children outgrow this anxiety by the age of 3 years. If separation anxiety persists in a child for a long time and it appears to be hampering daily routine or school life then it needs to be looked upon. Less often, it is seen in teenagers and adults.

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Common sign and symptoms of anxiety are as follows:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased perspiration
  • Intense restlessness
  • Trembling
  • Intense urge to avoid anxiety triggers
  • Sleeplessness
  • Lethargic feeling
  • Unable to concentrate on any other thing

Causes

  • Vulnerable people who are prone to anxiety are believed to be triggered more by traumatic life experiences.
  • Genetic factors may also play a role.
  • In some cases signs and symptoms of anxiety may be due to underlying health conditions, for example heart problems, diabetes, thyroid, drug or alcohol withdrawal, chronic pain and certain rare tumors.

Risk Factors

  1. Trauma: Experiencing a mental trauma in certain stressful condition in life is a major contributing factor in developing anxiety.
  2. Stress: Worrying about some health conditions or stressful situations in life may trigger anxiety.
  3. Personality: Certain personalities are believed to be more prone to anxiety disorder.
  4. Other mental health disorders: Patients who are already suffering from depression may also develop anxiety disorder.
  5. Having blood relatives with an anxiety disorder: Anxiety disorders may run in generations.
  6. Drugs or alcohol: Drug or alcohol overdose or withdrawal can cause or worsen anxiety.

Ayurvedic view of anxiety

The vital healing tool of Ayurveda is to use qualities as we see in nature to retrieve health. From Ayurveda perspective when excess vata gets accumulated in the nervous system it causes dosha imbalance hence anxiety. According to ayurveda vata is the mobile element that has the properties similar to Fall season- dry, light, rough.

In order to align the balance of dosha we need to embody opposite qualities as it is mentioned in Ayurvedic principle “like increases like, and opposite balances”. We need qualities of Earth, similar to Kapha dosha; juicy, heavy, sweet, soft and static.

Manage Anxiety with Ayurveda

  • Keeping journal: Being more aware and keeping a track of symptoms consciously over time will be more helpful in finding possible triggers.
  • Proper eating schedule: Breakfast should be between 7- 9 am., lunch between 11- 1 pm., light dinner upto 6 pm.
  • Sama Vritti: Focusing on breath helps in relieving symptoms. This process of balanced breathing is called Sama Vritti that makes your body calm and increases concentration.
  • Shirodhara: It is the traditional ayurvedic body therapy in which a stream of warm oil is poured over the forehead that helps in healing of a frayed nervous system. Ayurveda explains that gentle and constant oil regulates healthy blood circulation to brain.
  • Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is obtaining popularity as it helps in gaining vitality, retrieving youthfulness and maintaining acute memory.

Herbal treatment by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the world’s oldest healing system, is based on a belief that the delicate balance between mind, body and spirit is important in maintaining health. Planet Ayurveda is committed to provide best to the suffering humanity.

It’s all products are 100% pure that are manufactured under the guidance of experienced MD Ayurveda doctors and are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any colors, herbs are checked in labs for its efficacy.

Panic Care Pack by Planet Ayurveda

This splendid Panic Care pack is being provided by Planet Ayurveda which is beneficial in providing relief from anxiety symptoms and panic attacks. If your symptoms are not getting better despite having so much treatment and loads of medicine, this panic care pack is a must try. This is a set of 4 herbal medicines for the treatment of panic attack:

Products Description

Ayurvedic Treatment For Panic Attack

1. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES

Neurogenie capsules contain Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) acts as a powerful antioxidant, reduces inflammation, boosts brain function and prevents anxiety and stress. Ingredients of this capsule assist in resisting physical and mental stress, lowering blood pressure and bringing back the alignment of the immune system.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. CALM EASY CAPSULES

This is a marvelous medicine that contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tagar (Valeriana Wallichii), it acts as a wonderful nerve tonic that helps in managing anxiety.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. PITTA BALANCE

Pitta balance capsules incorporate Praval Pishti, Akik Pishti, Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Mukta Pishti, Giloy Satva. This magnificent product helps in managing anxiety without any side effects.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. INDIAN VALERIANA

The root of this magnificent herb is used to make medicine which has multifaceted benefits, few of them are, it manages sleep disorders, controls anxiety, mental stress, nervous asthma, depression, hot flashes, etc.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

Home remedies for management of anxiety

  • Staying physically active through regular exercise along with prescribed medicines will help in managing anxiety symptoms.
  • Limit the intake of alcohol as alcohol is a natural sedative which has a calming effect initially but as the buzz is over the symptoms may return with vengeance.
  • Cut down on smoking and caffeine as it worsens anxiety over time.
  • Deep breathing exercises help in developing a normal breathing pattern as a result manages symptoms of anxiety.
  • Aromatherapy: It is best known for having a relaxing effect which in turn helps in promoting good sleep and mood and also reduces heart rate and blood pressure.

Conclusion

In this article we have discussed what anxiety is, how it leads to panic attacks and what are the effective ayurvedic herbal remedies to manage the symptoms of anxiety disorder. Planet Ayurveda is committed to provide relief to patients with magnificent herbal remedies which are 100% safe. From the article itself it is clear that under the guidance of a qualified doctor if ayurvedic medicines are taken with a proper diet chart it works towards the healing of a suffering humanity.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan is one of the best Ayurvedic doctor from Chandigarh, North India. Chandigarh is situated in north India about 200 miles north of New Delhi. Ayurvedic medicine is getting quiet popular now a days and Dr. Vikram Chauhan is leading Ayurvedist from Chandigarh having solved many complicated cases from North India as well as rest of the world.