Natural and Alternative Panic Attack Treatment Options

Panic Attack Treatment {introduction}

A panic attack is a sudden, intense episode characterized by a pounding heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath and a sense of impending doom or terror. People experiencing a panic attack also may feel tingling in the extremities, chills, chest pain, nausea and smothering sensations. Panic attacks can occur at any time, including during sleep, and usually peak within 10 minutes, though some symptoms may last longer. People who have suffered repeated panic attacks dread when the next one will happen, and can easily become disabled by fear of them.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for panic attacks.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Panic Attack

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

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Herbal Formulas

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Wen Dan Wan - Anxiety, Palpitations, Insomnia Herbal Formula
Wen Dan Wan - Insomnia, Anxiety Herbal Formula

Uses: Insomnia, Palpitations, Anxiety, Gnawing Hunger.  Wen Dan Pian (Wen Dan Tang Wan, Rising Courage Teapills), literally translates as the "Warm The Gallbladder" Formula. This formula is a...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Panic Attack related articles

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Forum posts related to Panic Attack

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  • grstr's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:03am
    Contributor ~ grstr

    Hello - I am desperately seeking help for my unbearable insomnia.  I finally found a fairly good acupunture doctor and his diagnosis shows that my spleen is very very weak.  This then ties into other issues - affects the liver, my skin...

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  • sabineba's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 10/10/2010 - 4:12pm
    Contributor ~ sabineba


    Dear Chad,

    I'm giving my grandmother (94) weakly some bodywork.
    She has been suffering from a flu-like low-grade fever for several weeks now and it won't go away. She also complains of pain in the joints...

    Comments on this post (4)

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    Acupuncture Points for Panic Attack

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

    Professional Practitioner Information

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Panic Attack

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Panic Attack

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Panic Attack

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Panic Attack Medical Information

    Western herbs for Panic Attack

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Panic Attack - Western Medicine Information

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