Do you also feel...
Tens of millions of people around the world feel the same way, that I can assure you.
Globus hystericus is one of the most common manifestations of anxiety disorder and in my experience over 16 years of helping anxiety and globus hystericus sufferers to recover, I have seen very few anxiety disorder sufferers who haven't, at some point, experienced globus hystericus.
BUT ALSO and most importantly, I have never seen a case that couldn't be cured - every case we have treated has become globus hystericus free.
Read this page and never worry about it again!
A Long Term Solution
OK, you have a persistent or intermittent lump in your throat or Globus Hystericus. Let me explain what it is and then go on to explain what else you can do NOW to permanently get rid of it and the anxiety 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.
It's harmless and treatable through anxiety elimination.
It is actually caused by the strangest of things... way back in human evolution, we were amphibious 'newts'... passing in and out of water and switching from air breathing to aquatic. Our development at that time had led evolution to provide a small muscle that closed off the airways as we went under water in order to stop water passing into the lungs... this tiny and pointless muscle is still within our throat structure... it severes no practical purpose, but it does cause us to experience Globus Hystericus as part of the flight or fight response.
My name is Charles Linden and I suffered with Globis Hystericus for over 26 years.
I remember how it all started. Aged 3, I was sent to kindergarten at a local Catholic Convent (I am not catholic however)... mum would send me off each day with my sandwich box and thermos flask full of warm soup... usually tomato!
On one occassion, I knocked my thermos flask off the table onto the floor and remember picking it up to hear the 'sssccchhh sssccchhh' sound of the broken glass lining. From that moment on, not only did I seive all my food and drink through my teeth to check it for 'contaminents' but I also experienced Globus hystericus most days till I was 26 years old.
The lump in my throat made me feel like I couldn't swallow anything and the sense that I was choking or smothering also, often, accompanied it.
I also often felt like I couldn't swallow and trying to often made it worse... this would sometimes cause me to panic.
It was horrifying. Day and night I'd be focused on my throat... often checking it for lumps, stretching it out or touching it as I swallowed everything very carefully indeed. My school friends thought I was 'crazy'.
The cure lies in undermining and eliminating your inappropriate anxiety levels... that will allow you to move on with your life completely anxiety free.
Now, I am not implying that this works for every person, all the time... it works most of the time. In the interim however, it can offer SOME relief.
It could be 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.
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 towards 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.
Your anxiety fuels your globus hystericus and your anxiety can be eliminated so quickly if you just do as I instruct in my Linden Method program.
You will get full anxiety recovery instructions and unlimited, qualified support, reassurance and guidance.
Globus Hystericus is nothing to worry about... keep up the exercises and just consider what life would be like when I show you how to switch off your anxiety centrally... fast and guaranteed!.
Author of The Linden Method® and
CEO of The Linden Centers
Romulo Valdez, Jr., Ph.D.
"Charles Linden is the world's most influential authority on anxiety."
Louise Hay - Founder