A Drug-free Way to Treat Panic Attacks

One in 10 Americans has experienced a panic attack in the last year. A panic or anxiety attack is often unexpected and can bring a host of unpleasant physical symptoms.

Those who suffer from panic attacks report racing heart rates, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, trembling, and nausea. Many people end up struggling to manage the symptoms related to these kind of neurologic imbalances.

What Is A Panic Attack?

A panic attack is an anxiety disorder and is your body creating a fight or flight response as though you are being threatened.

In hazardous situations, this response is vital to save your life. However, this panic response is scary and unnecessary when you are just going about your daily life, such as sitting at your desk or driving your car.

Panic attacks can result from your nervous system working overtime and becoming overstimulated. Once this happens, it can become challenging to rebalance yourself, and the symptom of this overstimulation is a panic attack.

How Does Anxiety Impact Panic Attacks?

Anxiety is often referred to as a state of worry or anticipation. This emotion originates in the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain that focuses on planning and anticipation.

Panic attacks are often followed by stress and anxiety patterns, while clients worry about a potential future attack. This cycle of increased worry keeps emotions running high, and as a result, anxiety builds over time.

Nervous System Responses

Neurofeedback is a cutting-edge therapy that helps to calm the brain using drug-free, noninvasive light and sound.

Therapy begins with a painless brain mapping assessment where certified technicians can see your current brain patterns. Neurofeedback training is typically 30-60 minutes and involves relaxing while watching a video or listening to soothing music.

Sensors are placed on the client’s head to receive brainwave information, and through this data collection, the therapy increases or decreases the light and sound feedback to support stress reduction of the client’s brain. This occurs by dimming the video or lowering the volume. This stress reduction exercises the brain in such a way that it supports more streamlined and clear pathways within the brain.

The old habits of worry, fear, and stress may be reduced by utilizing these new pathways as the brainwave bypasses these brain areas. Best of all the effects of stress reduction neurofeedback are often long-lasting.

Contact us today!

If you are ready for your free neurofeedback new client inquiry, call Sano Wellness Center at 952-681-2916. We have been supporting clients throughout the Lakeville, Minnesota and Twin Cities area.

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