Anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Home remedies.

The website was created as an attempt to analyze the effectiveness of alternative and natural methods in the treatment of anxiety disorder and panic attacks. There are a lot of unconventional treatments, the vast majority of them are scams. However, this does not mean that everything has to be rejected outright, some things, such as herbs, have been researched though.

All of the stuff is covered in detail in the individual pages that you can select from the menu.

During my wanderings through the depths of the internet, I discovered a fascinating phenomenon: huge numbers of people with misdiagnosed neuroses and depressions. I don’t know how to explain it. Maybe the National Health Fund in my country doesn’t give money for more thorough examinations? Maybe doctors do not want to? Or maybe medicine has gone in the direction of finding diseases by force and selling drugs for them? Anyone who has ever been to a psychologist knows how much it costs to enjoy an hour-long conversation that doesn’t help much, so maybe it’s just about money?

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Home remedies for anxiety disorder

As it turns out, anxiety disorder is very often the most common symptom of specific nutritional deficiencies. For example, in one study, patients with panic attacks had vitamin B1 levels of 25 nmol/l, with a norm of 70-180. Once they supplemented it, all of their symptoms passed and they were able to discontinue the medications prescribed for their “neurosis.”

It was also tested how effective calming down with muscle relaxation or meditation is. Here, too, something that anyone can do on their own, completely free of charge, proved to be very effective. The vast majority of patients either recovered completely, or at least had a great improvement in their condition.

Something that is very important not only for anxiety disorders, but also for overall health, is omega 3 fatty acids. It has been shown that low levels of these can be linked to a number of dangerous conditions, including an increased risk of heart attack and even cancer. This means that by supplementing them, we can not only get rid of the problem with our well-being, but literally save our lives. This is why proper diagnosis and treatment of the cause, not the symptom, is so important in medicine. If the cause is omega 3 deficiency, masking the symptoms with psychotropics may even lead to the death of the patient.

Magnesium deficiency as a cause of panic attacks?

The typical “conditions” that the vast majority of patients have (as repeatedly confirmed in clinical trials conducted by leading research centers around the world) are simply nutrient deficiencies. For modern medicine, this is a taboo subject. A doctor may order tests showing maybe two or three of them, the rest is of no interest to anyone. Despite the fact that literally hundreds of studies have been published in which supplementation with certain nutrients literally cured diseases, the subject is shunned.

It’s rare to learn from a doctor how to properly carry out magnesium supplementation. Worse, often the doctor lies to the patient, or is misled by their own ignorance by saying that a simple blood test will be enough to detect a deficiency. It isn’t. Patients have good plasma levels despite extremely low intracellular values.

In fact, any person who has unexplained panic attacks should have a latent tetany test and a thorough diagnosis of magnesium levels in the body. I’ve seen people who had all the possible symptoms of magnesium deficiency, with additional tests also suggesting magnesium deficiency (elevated blood calcium levels), and who responded very well to supplementation, while intracellular magnesium tests performed in a private laboratory showed no deficiency, so don’t fully trust the tests.

Symptoms of Anxiety disorder

The main problem lies in the specificity of the symptoms of this disease. They partially overlap with dozens of other disorders, almost with all of them. The mechanism is trivial. A person who becomes ill, begins to be afraid. This is the most normal reaction. But if his problem is unusual and it is difficult to make a diagnosis, it is tempting for the doctor to put a stamp with the words “anxiety disorder”. After all, the patient is afraid, anxious, and God forbid he starts arguing or reacting aggressively…

Some cases were truly bizarre, for example, a boy with full-blown, chronic, severe Lyme disease, who was diagnosed with anxiety disorder by several doctors in a row. Granted, he also had panic attacks, but in addition to those textbook symptoms of systemic disease, he could hardly walk due to arthritis. The tragedy is completed by the fact that the boy finally read up on the Internet himself, compared the symptoms, took a test for Lyme disease, came back positive, and the doctors still insisted that it was neurosis!

Cases with “certain, confirmed neurosis” that were acute, health and life-threatening thyroid disorders already go into the dozens. The most common case is the most common magnesium deficiency. Perhaps the reason is that the treatment of magnesium deficiency costs less than $20 spread over several months of therapy, and the treatment of neurosis? Probably it is possible to get a few thousand out of the patient, my friend spent on it the equivalent of a good car and she is still ill. The simple law of economics.

Dozens of people I have met have had to struggle with various chronic, debilitating diseases of body and mind before someone told them “hey, maybe the doctor who diagnosed anxiety disorder was just wrong, check if you don’t have it….”.

The fact is that a great many somatic conditions produce anxiety as one of their symptoms. And this is where the dog is buried. The distinction between symptom and cause. In a patient who has a fever, the temperature itself is not treated, the cause is sought first, whether it be poisoning or a viral or bacterial infection. In patients with anxiety, unfortunately, attempts are still being made to cure “head” problems by force, although these most often stem from body problems. Sometimes even this is successful, the “stupefaction” prescribed by doctors makes us not feel the illness. But the illness is still there. And it is eating away at our body.

Symptoms of panic attack

Probably a large number of people who have come to this site, experienced a panic attack. If such a thing appears, it means that we actually have an anxiety disorder. One can besides have other diseases, one can of course have nutritional deficiencies through which these attacks appear, but one can venture to say that this is the easiest way to distinguish between an ordinary fear caused by an illness and a neurotic disorder.

Someone who hasn’t experienced it won’t be able to imagine it. It is like trying to describe pain to someone who has never felt it in their life. What’s more, the person experiencing it often doesn’t know what’s happening themselves. I didn’t. I had never really been afraid before, and I didn’t know the feeling.

Imagine you are swimming underwater in a pool, trying to surface and hitting your head on a sheet of glass. Or that someone has just murdered the person you were walking with and is coming towards you, axe in hand, with only a wall behind you… that’s the level of terror, but there is no fear factor. Fear itself, but without something that causes it.

The attack is accompanied by a sharply accelerated heart rate, dilated pupils, accelerated breathing, and above all, an overwhelming desire to escape, but not on the principle of running ahead, but the conviction that “something” should change, disappear, but we don’t quite know what. We really want to get help, we are drawn to other people, but we don’t even know what to ask them for.

Now (mid-2013), looking back over the years – I have to admit that I am increasingly doubting whether there is such a disease as anxiety disorder at all. I am more and more inclined to the thesis that anxiety disorder is as much a “disease” as a cough or a fever. That is, it is a symptom of an illness. My conviction comes from the fact that so far I have not yet encountered a case of “pure” anxiety, and I have had contact with a really large number of patients. All, and I mean all, cases that I have dealt with concerned people who had some other ailment, most often profound nutritional deficiencies or thyroid disorders. And in every single case, after curing these conditions, the panic attacks passed without a trace.

Statistical studies have shown that the effectiveness of psychoanalysis is almost zero. Unfortunately, but that’s the way it is, a lot of people make a lot of money out of it and they will tell you that it’s different, but these studies are available, I described them on the website. Slightly better is the case with other types of psychotherapy, but it will still be spending a lot of money to get little effect.

The apparent therapeutic effect of the therapy is that the patient needs to get out of the house, go see someone, talk, maybe vent. This has a powerful, positive effect and has confounded researchers evaluating the effectiveness of treatment. Only recently a clinical trial was conducted in which psychotherapy was compared not to sitting at home, but to getting out of the apartment and talking about one’s problems, only without trying to do any therapy. It turned out that the percentage of people who recovered was identical.

Medications do not seem to be a good solution, they have a lot of side effects, their effectiveness is not impressive to say the least, besides they only mask the symptoms. Modern medicine lives on selling them, so we are told that without them nothing can be done and there is no chance at all. A friend of mine once asked me why I didn’t take medications as she was taking them and they were helping her. I replied with a question: why have you been taking them for 20 years and still are not healthy? In fact, neurosis “from the head” is very, very rare.

Let’s think logically for a moment, how many people at the time, when you had to fight to survive, had paralyzing attacks of anxiety? Practically no one, because simply such a person would not have survived and passed on the genes. This was not possible at all, a person with neurosis a few thousand years ago would not have survived a single day. It is said that this stressful life has caused an epidemic of neuroses. And I say it’s the massive overeating of unhealthy foods and the constant strain of low intensity stress. In the past, people ate 3 times less, but their dinner contained 6 times as many nutrients, and the stress may have been intense, but it was always short-lived.

I believe that every, or almost every anxiety disorder with panic attacks has a cause. That cause can be diagnosed and treated. And this should be the right way, treating the cause, not masking the symptoms with pills for the next dozen or so years.

I’m not saying “get off the meds.” Keep taking them. But at the same time, follow the advice given on this website. If you are lucky, in a month you will stop taking them by yourself because you will notice that there are no more symptoms of the disease.

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