Aside from herbal and vitamin therapies, a lot of people who are searching for a panic attack natural remedy just want an alternative to antidepressants. Behavioral therapy has proven to be quite effective. Some have had success with a treatment known as EMDR [Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing]. Here the individual learn to cope with difficult situations through controlled exposure to the problems. Thus, getting back in charge and taking control once again of life. Cognitive Therapy This therapy works with changing unproductive or harmful thoughts to positive and constructive thinking... One learns to examine and distinguish realistic from unrealistic thoughts. A Pounding Heart One of the more common of an anxiety attack symptom is a pounding heart. This symptom can be caused by a number of different anxiety attacks, from mild to severe. Many people who do have an attack tend to clutch at their chest in fear of a heart attack or other ailment, when in reality they are experiencing anxiety. It is not normal, however, for our bodies to be overtaken with fear to the point that physical symptoms begin to arise because of it. When this happens, it is usually the sign of a larger problem. There are many common types of anxiety: fear, panic, worry, dread, obsession, and compulsion are just a few. Before fear sets in, you are likely to experience one or more symptoms of anxiety which lead you to the fear. Chest pain due to a racing heart, shortness of breath, and dizziness are all symptoms you may experience before the fear sets in. In the end, any uncomfortable sensation that is realized which makes you become fearful for your life is considered a symptom of anxiety, and therefore should be treated as such until you can confirm your suspisions. In a general sense, anxiety attacks can be treated only through treating the individual symptoms. The essence of a stress-related attack is deeper than the symptoms, however. Cures There are many ways to cure the panic attacks in your life and all of them are related to eliminating or handling the stress that you have.