Panic attacks are a scary ordeal for those going through the anxiety that can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Treating panic attacks comes with different techniques for every patient, as everyone may incur a different experience while suffering from a panic attack. Some common traditional treatments for panic attacks include self relaxation techniques that can help to control the breathing and provide a focal point that can help to alleviate the symptoms which are associated with the attack.
Self relaxation techniques can be an effective tool for the patient suffering from panic attacks to learn. This means that the patient is able to create techniques to calm and soothe themselves which can reduce the duration and the symptoms which are associated with the panic attack. These techniques may include massaging certain pressure points on the body, using inhalers that contain essential oils that have been proven calming as also through the use of breathing exercises which can help to regulate the breath and is a source of anxiety for most people suffering from a panic attack.
For more severe panic attack treatments it can be an effective means to consider medication that can be taken at the onset of a panic attack or can be taken on a daily basis as a preventative measure for panic attacks. These medications can be effective in reducing the symptoms as well as the duration of panic attacks.