Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dora’s Essentials - To Natural Treatments For Panic Attacks

The Less Addictive Road To Curing Panic Attacks
By Pandora Poikilos

Table Of Contents
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Yoga & Meditation
Exploring The 5 Senses
Self-Help Programmes

Panic attacks may seem like nothing other than a person lacking the ability to step up and face a particular challenge or even a person who is regarded as mentally weak, and in some cases these factors may be accurate. However, panic attacks and the symptoms it brings with, when left unattended for a long duration, can result in more adverse and permanent effects such as insomnia, the sufferer being unable to leave home, lack of communication or severe eating disorders.

Some people also see the onset of a single panic attack as a sign of severe stress and are encouraged to take a break from work or to go on a holiday which usually brings them back relaxed and panic attack free. Panic attacks may occur rarely or even be a one-off incident for a selected few but for many who experience panic attacks, they are prone to it on a regular basis and is usually related to more than just lack of courage.

While having panic attacks is an immediate pointer that the sufferer may be undergoing mental disturbances or is having psychological issues and needs professional help, is true to a large extent, this does not mean that the person needs to be loaded with prescription pills or expensive medicinal treatments that will leave their wallets empty. Pills, medication and the host of other available treatments might be able to treat a panic attack rather effectively but cannot fully eliminate a panic attack, which is the more important issue at hand.

Also, pills in the form of anti-depressants and sleeping medication can bring out worse side effects such as hallucinations, mood swings, rapid weight loss or weight gain and a level of dependency on the medication. This would mean, that the person will eventually feel that without these very strong drugs in their system, they are not able to work or live their daily lives as effectively. Different people suffer from the scary experience of panic attacks and are affected differently, therefore before seeking out pills to deal with the issue, one should try to explore the various natural treatments that are available and which can assist in eliminating panic attacks once and for all.

Exploring The 5 Senses
Making full use of all your 5 senses - sight, sound, touch, taste and smell - and exploring these senses one at a time, are another sure way to providing yourself a sure method of treating your panic attacks on a long term basis. However, when using this method, you will need to do some research or speak with others who have applied the same tools to find out what is comfortable for you and is able to produce effective results without making your panic attacks any worse than they already are.

Where sight is concerned, photographs of loved ones or happier times can be identified as strong calming devices when you feel a panic attack coming on. Especially when the person is a parent or a spouse that we love dearly, viewing the person's picture and thinking of the person's reactions towards yourself can be a very calming effect.

Smell and sound can mostly work hand in hand as a calming device. Creating a spa-like ambiance within your home or work area helps to keep yourself calm and stress free by using scents such as vanilla, chamomile or lavender accompanied by the sound of water or very soft music. Where your senses are concerned, don't be afraid of making a mistake when trying to find out which type of scent or sound suits you best, everyone is different, and the most important thing is being able to effectively treat your panic attacks. Touch can be explored in several ways which include being around a loved one who is able to hug or hold you when having a panic attack or through massage which allows your body to relax.

Lastly, taste is a crucial factor as you will need to make sure that the food you are eating is not contributing to your panic attacks and that your diet includes a well-balanced meal of vegetables and fruits. Having a proper diet keeps your body chemicals in check which in turn is able to keep your emotions and moods in check.

About The Writer
Pandora Poikilos has been writing for more than 10 years for various media which include newspapers, radio, television and various websites. A social media enthusiast who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world, she wills away time in the real world by reading, writing and people watching. More about Pandora Poikilos.

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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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