Are you tired of suffering from the paralyzing and often suffocating side effects of anxiety? Are you tired of always living in fear that, at any moment, you’ll be flooded with the terrible feelings associated with a panic attack? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) cites that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. With over 40 million adults suffering from anxiety and other similar afflictions, it’s no surprise that both traditional and holistic doctors and researchers are escalating efforts to find effective ways to treat these disorders.
Unfortunately, a majority of modern medical treatments involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs which, due to their effects on the brain, can often lead to addiction and other behavioral issues. And while prescribed and responsible use of these medications can surely benefit the individual, there are several holistic and non-traditional methods of anxiety treatment that are proven to be risk-free, effective, and healthy.
In this article, you’ll find the valuable information you need if you’re interested in exploring naturally beneficial ways to prevent and deal with panic attacks and other similar symptoms of anxiety.
What are Panic Attacks?
Generally speaking, the human brain is designed to internalize past experiences and use them as guidance through present events and future opportunities. As a subconscious survival mechanism, these experiences have much more control over our thoughts and actions than we may ever fully realize. Therefore, a panic attack is your mind’s way of using subconscious memories, experiences, and thoughts to spur fear and thus deter you from facing perceived threats in the present or future. Because nearly 95% of our present emotions are fueled by the subconscious mind and our fight-or-flight instincts, we often feel like we have very little control over the fearful, paralyzing emotions that are triggered during panic attacks.
Identifying a Panic Attack
Despite the fact that millions of Americans struggle with anxiety, it can sometimes be difficult to identify when and if you’re having a panic attack. In order to fully conceptualize just how powerful non-traditional anxiety treatments can be, it’s helpful to understand what panic attacks are and what symptoms are presented when you’re having one.
First and foremost, know that panic attacks can happen almost instantaneously, without any precursors. Whether you’re sitting at your desk, picking your kids up from school, or driving your car, panic attack symptoms can peak within minutes and leave you feeling exhausted. The Mayo Clinic describes some of the most common symptoms of panic attacks as being:
- Sense of impending doom or danger
- Fear of loss of control or death
- Rapid, pounding heart rate
- Trembling or shaking
- Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
- Hot flashes
- Abdominal cramping
- Chest pain
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or feeling faint
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Feeling of unreality or detachment
Perhaps one of the most significant and terrifying aspects of a panic attack is the ever present fear that you’ll have another one. Thankfully, there are several holistic solutions you can turn to help prevent panic attacks and deal with them in a safe, proactive manner. One of the most successful of these approaches to anxiety is a revolutionary healing technique called The Emotion Code™, which involves identifying and releasing the negative emotional traumas that are the driving force behind panic attacks, using “muscle testing.”
How The Emotion Code™ and Muscle Testing Help Stop and Prevent Panic Attacks
Dr. Bradley Nelson, a chiropractic physician, craniopath, holistic healer, and teacher who has been practicing non-traditional medicine for nearly 30 years, believes that panic attacks are always caused by Trapped Emotions and unhealed life experiences that are acting as a powerful driving force behind panic attack symptoms. After working with patients all across the US and Canada, Dr. Nelson found that Trapped Emotions can often be the result of everything from physical pain and ailments to hindered relationships and chronic depression. By using the muscle testing techniques he’s outlined in his book The Emotion Code™, Dr. Nelson exposed to readers an effective, holistic approach to dealing with physical issues as well as behavioral disorders like anxiety and panic attacks.
According to Dr. Nelson, “Muscle testing is simply a way for anyone to easily and quickly tap into the subconscious mind, to ask questions about why we are having symptoms such as panic attacks, and to get answers from the inner mind.” First and foremost, Dr. Nelson recommends you begin your muscle testing session by touching the tips of your index finger and thumb together on your dominant hand and linking the same fingers on your non-dominate hand through your first circle. Start by stating simple yes or no statements, such as “My name is ____,” and “I am __ -years-old,” while simultaneously pulling your fingers against each other like you’re trying to break the connection. If the answer to your statements is “yes” your link will remain sturdy and unbreakable. However, if the answer is “no” your link will break apart almost effortlessly. This allows you to get a baseline test.
Once you’ve performed this basic muscle test and you can feel the slight change in your finger strength, a little stronger for ‘yes’ answers, and a little weaker for ‘no’ answers, you’ll be able to slowly start asking yourself tougher questions while listening to how your body responds. The better you get at this process, the more effective it will be when you feel yourself starting to have anxiety and panic. For example, by slowing down and tuning into your body, you can ask yes or no questions about what trapped emotions and experiences are fueling this reaction. Once you’ve identified and released these Trapped Emotions, you’ll find yourself suffering from panic attacks less frequently and you’ll be able to take control of the situation if you feel a panic attack coming on.
Becoming a Muscle Testing Expert
The muscle test outlined above is just one of several detailed by Dr. Nelson’s book. Discover the breakthrough healing technique that is improving lives around the world and learn how finding and releasing your own Trapped Emotions can benefit your physical and mental health, by reading The Emotion Code™. You’ll be surprised to learn that, whether you’re an avid holistic practitioner or are just starting to explore the field, you have all the tools and resources you need to eliminate the barriers that preventing you from leading a successful, positive, and productive life. Get your free copy of The Emotion Code, as well as the book on audio, by visiting www.EmotionCodeGift.com.