How long does it take to stop a panic attack?
I had occasion to find out when my wife awakened me a few nights ago in a full-blown panic attack. Her heart was pounding and rapid, her breath was short, and she was experiencing large muscle twitches all over her body. She had all the emotional anxiety that typically accompanies a panic attack as well. It was as if she had lost control of her body completely, and it was frankly terrifying for her.
What would you do?
In the heat of the moment and sudden wakeful confusion, I managed to form one coherent thought: treat the ear. In a stroke of luck, I had an electronic point stimulator on a bedside table, and within seconds I was treating Sympathetic Autonomic Point. I treated each ear for 15 seconds, and by the time I was done her heart rate had returned to normal, the twitches had stopped and her breathing was much easier.
Now I’m a big proponent of Auriculotherapy, and I use it and even teach it quite often. But I’ll admit even I was surprised at how quickly and effectively the panic attack had subsided with just one point. So I watched for a few moments to see if that was enough to solve the problem. After about two minutes, the symptoms started to return, so I treated Sympathetic Autonomic Point again and added Shen Men on both ears. Again the symptoms subsided almost immediately and didn’t return. A few minutes later, we were both asleep.
Could you use some results like that? If you do any auriculotherapy, you probably know the results can often be very rapid and profound. But if you don’t yet provide auriculotherapy in your practice, I hope my middle-of-the-night experience will convince you to take a closer look. Auriculotherapy is easy to learn, simple to apply, and often amazingly effective.
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Have a great week!
PS: Not to worry, we’ve gotten to the bottom of why this panic attack happened and are making appropriate corrections.
6 Replies to “It works HOW fast?”
What point locator/stimulator did you use?
This is Kimberly replying for Dr. Larsen. He used the Stimplus Pro to find the point and treat it. Lately, I’ve been using the Pointer Pulse and the Pointer Plus. You could use an array of point treating devices.
Is there a particular wavelength or frequency that is best? It looks like the difference in those two is that the Pulse adds the laser feature, is that correct? Thanks
I treat at 10 hz and I do not add the laser into the treatment.
What is the Pointer Pulse?
Are you referring to QiPulse? Or is there something else that is not located on the website.
I get that the Pulse is laser but is just laser, right?
You are correct, we do sell the Qi Pulse, which is a laser, on our website. As of right now, we do not have an electrical stimulator device to active acupuncture points. Previously we carried the StimPlus Pro, but we are unable to get them at this time. We don’t know of anyone who is able to get them. I have been trying out other devices and I’m currently experimenting with the Pointer Pulse. Here is a link which shows web pictures of the device that I have been using. http://pointerpulse.com/ There are multiple types of treatment devices on the market. I’m not sold on this one, but it is what I am using for now.