Panic Attacks Treatment Cambridge

Panic Attacks are a distressing and debilitating condition that affects a large number of people. They are often misunderstood and can leave the sufferer feeling like they are going insane. Physiologically, they are caused by our primitive ‘fight or flight’ response – essentially the human body has not evolved much in the last hundred thousand years but of course our way of life has. As cave men and women our survival depended on us being able to respond to threats and our bodies evolved to help us do this. We only had two ways to avoid death at the hands of our enemy: either fight them off or run away. Either way, our bodies needed to respond quickly and, to do this, we needed large amounts of oxygen rich blood getting to the muscles to aid survival. We experience this now in the form of panic attacks as we generally neither fight nor run away when these feelings overtake us. Instead, we are left with the rather unpleasant physical symptoms, which include:

  • Hyper-ventilation as a result of our lungs needing more oxygen
  • Heart palpitations as it attempts to pump blood around the body
  • Nausea as blood is diverted away from the gut
  • Tingling in the extremeties (arms and legs) as excess blood is diverted there

Sometimes just understanding the symptoms is enough to help some sufferers to cope with these unpleasant symptoms but often a little more in depth therapy is needed. It is important to find a therapist that is familiar with these particular problems and for the sufferer to feel confident that their condition is understood. Learning appropriate breathing techniques and coping strategies is the best way to break free from this problem.

Therapies for Help with Panic Attacks

  • Clinical PsychologyClinical Psychology
    treats emotional or mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and panic disorders, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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  • Corrective Holistic Exercise KinesiologyCorrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology
    The CHEK system is multidisciplinary; therefore, it prioritises your personal programme according to your financial and time commitments to address the areas that will give you the greatest long-term reward.
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  • EFT Emotional Freedom TechniqueEFT Emotional Freedom Technique
    is a type of energy psychology therapy where you can release emotional tension through tapping acupuncture points on your face and upper body. The thought behind all forms of energy psychology therapy is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.
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  • Functional Health CareFunctional Health Care
    assesses your current health and wellbeing and the practitioner can advise you on the various options available. Your assessment will be thorough and in depth and look at your health, diet, lifestyle, posture, fitness, happiness and coping abilities.
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  • HypnotherapyHypnotherapy
    uses hypnosis as a tool for helping people to achieve greater levels of confidence, better health and increased emotional stability. It is especially recommended for anyone interested in increasing their self-awareness.
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  • KinesiologyKinesiology
    is quick, gentle and non-invasive form of therapy and will help you discover how your body is feeling about the life you are living. By bringing your attention to how your body is responding it makes it easier to know what is right for you.
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  • PsychotherapyPsychotherapy
    promotes self awareness to give you a better understanding of why you think and behave the way you do and, more importantly, how you can change it.
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