OK, you have a persistent or intermittent lump in your throat or Globus Hystericus. Let me try to firstly explain what it is, then tell you a quick fix way to 'possibly' eliminate it and then go on to explain what else you can do NOW to permanently get rid of it and the that fuels it.
Globus Hystericus usually manifests itself as a feeling of tightness in the throat, often, but not always, causing a feeling as if you have something stuck in your throat.
Many people experience each 'lump in the throat' when confronted by something sad or happy, such as during a wedding, an emotional film, or maybe when something very sad happens. This is completely normal and happens as the result of the 'flight or fight' response. This 'anxiety' response is designed to assist us in times when 'real' danger is present, but, often it can also surface during times of stress and sadness.
If you experience Globus Hystericus regularly, even when no 'real' threat is present, it possibly means that you suffer from inappropriate anxiety levels also called anxiety disorder.
Now, I can show you a quick fix to help alleviate the feelings of Globus Hystericus, but, long term, we need to eliminate your underlying anxiety... which we can do, quickly and permanently.
Globus Hystericus is a tightening of the muscles around the throat area,
that's all. It isn't that your throat is actually closing, that you will be prevented
from breathing or eating... it is simply a symptom of anxiety.
It's harmless and treatable through anxiety elimination.
Now, I am not implying that this works for every person, all the time... it works most of the time. It may be that it is temporary and that you have to do this at intervals throughout the day, but that is surely better than being conscious of its presence ALL THE TIME.
I will tell you this now, but please promise me that you will then, read on... it's vital that you understand that this is NOT a Globus Hystericus CURE, it's a first aid treatment.
The cure lies in undermining and eliminating your inappropriate anxiety levels... that will allow you to move on with your life completely anxiety free.
Find a quiet place to be. Now, take a warm flannel or face-cloth and hold it against your throat and neck for a minute. DON'T burn your skin with scalding hot water.
Now, take the flannel away. Stand upright with your back against a wall or sit on a stool so that your back is straight. Tilt your head back as far as it will comfortably go so that you can feel a stretch in your throat – you will now be looking up at the ceiling. Hold this for five seconds.
Now, slowly roll your head to the left and then to the right, still maintaining the stretch in your throat. Take 5 seconds to complete one complete left to right roll. Do this 10 times.
Now, place your hand on your throat at the position where it meets your chest and locate the two 'stringy' muscles which run down each side of your adams apple and disappear behind your chest bones. Now, using one or two hands, firmly (but make sure it is comfortable), massage those muscles LENGTHWAYS, massaging out any tension. Do this for 2 minutes.
If you detect any more tense muscles in the neck, either side of the windpipe, just give them a massage to release them.
Now go back to doing the head rolls for a further 5 repetitions and relax.
Sit still for a few minutes to allow your muscles to relax. Slowly get up and walk around.
Now, this may not have an immediate effect, but doing it regularly throughout the day can have a dramatic effect.
Now, pick up the phone and dial this number USA - 1800-486-0458 or UK – 0870 437 0298 and discuss, with one of our advisors, how we can work together to totally eliminate your stress and anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic attacks, or any other anxiety symptoms you might be experiencing.
Globus Hystericus is nothing... keep up the exercises and call us now, or join The Linden Method by clicking one of the links below.
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Romulo Valdez, Jr., Ph.D.
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