Published on September 30th, 2021 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.0
Letting Go of Panic
A panic attack is intense and sudden fear or anxiety that induces a physical reaction in the absence of real danger. There’s a sense of losing control, having a heart attack or even dying—so these attacks are frightening. The cause of panic attacks include psychological vulnerabilities, stress and unresolved childhood issues, and sometimes all three. The many symptoms associated with a panic attack are a racing heart, heart palpitations, feeling weak or lacking energy, feeling faint/dizzy, tingling/numbness in the hands and fingers, a sense of terror or impending doom or death, feeling sweaty, having chills, chest pains, breathing difficulties and a loss of control.
One million Americans experience panic attacks every month, and they affect people in devastating ways. Sixty percent are 35 to 64 years old and 37 percent are 18 to 34 years old. Eighty-three percent experience a decline in work quality, 63 percent lose their jobs or income, and 43 percent are unable to work for at least one month. There are energy medicine techniques to reduce the effects of these attacks in the moment, including slow, deep breathing, reducing reactive energies and balancing the fire rhythm energy.
Slow, Deep Breathing: The first is to consciously slow down our breathing. Taking slow, deep breaths calms the nervous system and helps shift the autonomic nervous system from the sympathetic, or stress response, to the parasympathetic, or peace response.
Reduce Reactive Energies: There are two energies that can be reactive during panic attacks. These reactive energies involve the energetic systems of triple warmer and circulation/sex. There are two poses that involve connecting with neurovascular points to reduce the reactive response. Neurovascular points connect the nervous system and the vascular system to reduce reactive responses.
To reduce triple warmer reactivity, put the index fingers on the thumbs, put the thumbs in the temples and put the other fingers on the main neurovascular points on the forehead above each eye.
To reduce circulation/sex reactivity, put the middle fingers on your thumbs, put the thumbs in the temples and put the other fingers on the main neurovascular points on the forehead above each eye. Hold each pose for at least five minutes.
Balancing the Fire Rhythm
To balance the fire rhythm in order to let go of panic, hold one hand at the back of the head behind the eyebrows and the other hand over the main neurovascular points (forehead). Hold for at least five minutes.
Discovering the core issues that trigger panic attacks is key to eliminate their effects. Knowing the reason for the intense fear, anxiety and loss of control provides hints on the core issue. If there was childhood trauma, resolving the trauma is necessary to clear the triggers of panic attacks. Self-limiting beliefs are usually at the core of panic attacks, so those must be addressed and released. Using specific energetic techniques, self-limiting beliefs can be removed permanently to let go of panic.
For more information, call Dr. Anne Deatly at 201-925-1046 or email Anne.Deatly@gmail.com.