By Michael Cohen, Founder, Center for Brain Training
PANIC ATTACKS can be debilitating. They can occur “out of the blue.” They cause intense fear or discomfort. They’re accompanied by physical symptoms – sweating, racing heart, stomach issues and tight chest and extremities.
Do you or someone you love suffer from panic attacks?
Do you live in daily fear that a panic attack can occur any time, any place?
You’re not alone. Every day millions of people in the U.S. experience panic attacks, and the problem is getting worse. In fact, it seems to be an epidemic.
You can reduce the number and intensity of your panic attacks without medication or therapy.
Over the past 10 years I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of teens and adults coming to me for panic attacks, and I hear the same thing from my colleagues.
No one knows for sure why these numbers are increasing. I speculate that it may have something to do with environmental factors, like the decreased nutritional value of food and more pesticide residues in our food. It may also have to do with the proliferation of smart phones, the internet and social media – too much screen time and too little sleep.
Drugs don’t work for many people
Many of the people who come to the Center for Brain Training have already gone to doctors or emergency rooms and been prescribed drugs, like Xanax, which didn’t work very well. They’re at the end of their rope.
The Center for Brain Training Experience
Clients have a very different experience at our clinic.
Holistic. No drugs. No therapy. No judgment.
Customizing our approach to each person is a hallmark of care at the Center for Brain Training.
We offer a unique approach to dealing with panic attacks that combines neurofeedback with body biofeedback, also known as bioregulation therapy. This combination helps re-set and calm the nervous system and breaks the cycle.
It works for about 80% of our clients. By the fifth session, most people have noticed improvement. (We may recommend that some people, depending on their situation, do as many as 15 more sessions to ensure that the benefits hold.)
The gut health factor
Many experts now believe that mental health isn’t only in your head but can also be greatly influenced by your gut health. Emerging research is showing that an unbalanced gut microbiome (microorganisms that live in the digestive tract) can be highly related to panic attacks and anxiety symptoms.
As part of our comprehensive approach, we frequently recommend diet changes and special dietary supplements that can help improve gut health. We also sometimes refer our clients to a functional or integrative medicine doctor to rule out underlying physical causes.
To learn more about how we can help improve your anxiety or gut health, contact my office or go to:
Director and Chief of Neurotechnology
Mike is one of the leading experts in brain biofeedback. For more than 25 years he has helped children and adults feel better who suffer with a wide range of problems including ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, and learning and processing issues. He has taught neurofeedback to over 3,000 healthcare professionals, including medical doctors, all over the U.S. and the world.
Interested in learing more about neurofeedback?
You’ll have all your questions answered in Mike Cohen’s new Amazon best selling book Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain fro ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Beyond (without medication).
Available in paperback or Kindle format on Amazon.
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