A paralyzing sense of fear that can strike you anytime—without warning and without any reason—a panic attack should not be confused with a passing bout of anxiety. It is far more intense and frightening and sufferers often complain of feeling completely out of control, mentally exhausted, or even having a heart attack.
These quirky feelings can resurface at any time and you constantly worry that another panic attack could strike. This develops into a psychological pattern which makes matters worse.
But there are natural ways to tame anxiety. Aromatherapy has been known for centuries for calming the mind and body. The scintillating scents of essential oils can soothe the mind, slow breathing down, and bring stability back to the entire body.
By instilling a feeling of calmness, essential oils help soothe the nerves and relax the body. They are perfect to mollify a hyperactive brain and ease tension and irritability. Lavender, lemon, bergamot, ylang-ylang, clary sage, chamomile, geranium can all be used to calm a panic attack.
How To Use Them
- Keep a bottle or vial of your favorite scent handy at all times. When you feel anxious, dab a few drops of the oil on your handkerchief and sniff it. Take long and deep breaths to let the aroma set in.
- Alternatively, rub 2 to 3 drops between your palms and sniff.