QUESTION: Masters two weeks ago I was run over by a cyclist, landed on my side, and fortunately I wasn’t hurt. But then my seasonal allergies got worse, and one night I woke up in fear, had a little stabbing pain in my chest… as if I couldn’t breathe. I checked the symptoms and it seemed a panic attack, which I have never experienced before. Went to the doc, told me my bronchi were a bit closed. Also had trouble sleeping, and night sweats. I’ve been taking natural remedies (ginger, eucalyptus, etc) with good results. But yesterday I had like a weird episode of generalized anxiety in my body, coming from the center of my chest, on and off for 2 hours, as if I was on the edge of panic. Hope it doesn’t repeat. What are your comments /suggestions? ~Rosario, Perú

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ANSWER: You are suffering the aftermaths of the shock to your system occurring during your run-in with the cyclist. It has triggered “possibilities” that your unconscious self has taken very seriously, creating this panic of “what could have been” to impact your bodily systems.

The seasonal allergies intensity arose from the body being shaken up and not controlling invaders as well as usual. Your mind is in constant running mode in the background and you are not even aware of it. When the tension builds unconsciously, it finally tips the scale so that the body reacts. You are sensing this in the area of your chest where your breathing and heart rate are being affected as your body clenches up. This produces what society calls panic attack syndrome.

Until you consciously investigate the causes, this will continue to occur. An easy way to deal with this would be to work with a hypnotherapist who could take you back to the triggering incident and let you examine how your mind reacted to the possible consequences. You could then work with the fact that none of these consequences actually happened, so you are holding yourself in a perpetual state of anticipation. If you retain this expectation long enough, it will cause some of the negative activities to play out for you.

You could also start delving into this energy through deep meditation or consciously priming yourself to bring it up during your dream state. As you start to fall asleep, or when entering into a meditation, ask yourself to show you why you are having these physical symptoms and what you can do to lessen them. Above all else, when you start to feel tense take a moment, do deep breathing, and counsel yourself to relax.