Do you have a continual or intermittent ‘lump in your throat”sensations? This condition is also known as Globus Hystericus in medical term. In this article I will explain what it is. I will also teach you some simple method to ‘possibly’ eliminate the lump in the throat sensations that can be very annoying.
Globus Hystericus always shows 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.This feeling if not being understood properly can lead the sufferer to experience panic attack.
Most individual will experience ‘lump in the throat’ when facing something that is sad or happy, such as during a birthday party and sad movies or maybe when something very upsetting take place. This is the result of the ‘flight or fight’ response and completely very normal. This anxiety reactions is created to help us in times when real threat is present.
But more often than not it can also appear during times of stress and sadness. In any case if you experience Globus Hystericus consistently, even when no real danger is present, it could mean that you are suffering from inappropriate anxiety levels. In other words you could be having an anxiety disorder condition.
What happened during Globus Hystericus is, your throat muscle begins to tightened around the throat area. That is all. You must understand this fact attentively so that you can handle the condition properly to avoid anxiety attack from happening. Your throat is NOT closing or that you will be prevented from breathing or eating. It is simply a symptom of anxiety. It is harmless and curable through anxiety elimination program.
If you need a ‘quick fix’ that can assist you in handling Globus Hystericus, I have listed this 7 steps to help you to ease the lump in the throat sensations quickly;
- Try to sit in a quiet place. Get a warm face-cloth and hold it against your throat and neck for a minute.
- Put the face cloth away and stand upright with your back leaning against a wall. Tilt your head back as far as you can but make sure you are comfortable doing it. Now you should feel a stretch in your throat. Hold at this position for five seconds.
- Slowly bend your head to the left and then to the right, still maintaining the stretch in your throat. Take 5 seconds to do one complete left to right roll. Do this exercise 10 times.
- Place your hand on your throat at the position where it meets your chest. Try to locate the two ‘stringy’ muscles which run down each side of your adam’s apple and disappear behind your chest bones. After that use one or two hands to firmly massage any tension on those muscles. Do this for 2 minutes.
- If you find any more stiff muscles in the neck, either side of the windpipe, just give them a massage to ease the tension.
- Now go back to doing the head rolls for a further 5 repetitions and relax.
- Allow your muscles to relax by sitting still for a few minutes. Slowly get up and walk around.
This exercises may not have an immediate effect, but if you are able to do it regularly throughout the day, it can give a dramatic effect.