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Homeopathy for anxiety

30 March 2020 at 12:08

How does homeopathy help with anxiety?

Homeopathy can be an effective way to manage and help with anxiety issues. It is wise to seek professional advice as you are likely to need a few consultations with a constitutional remedy. The homeopath will want to know about your anxiety, how you experience it, what your symptoms are, when and how it starts, what helps to alleviate symptoms, when it all first started, etc.


I think it is safe to say that just about every homeopath will have dealt with cases of anxiety in their practice and seen positive results, but in today’s world where people prefer more evidence, it is also good to know that the Professor of psychiatry at Duke University, Jonathan Davidson MD, found that 60% of the patients responded favourably to homeopathic treatment when he conducted a small study of adults with major depression, social phobia, or panic disorder. 1

One of the main advantages of treating anxiety with homeopathy rather than drugs is that is does not have addictive or harmful side effects.

With the right homeopathic treatment, those living with debilitating anxiety can once again look forward to enjoying happy, worry-free lives.

Seven remedies for a calm mind

Aconite

The number one remedy for a sudden and overwhelming fear of dying for whatever reason, this could be fear of war, of flying, of earthquake; claustrophobic fears; sure that death is imminent. Acute anxiety, panic and fear of death. Cannot tolerate being touched. Restlessness.

Argent Nit

Anticipation with claustrophobia, fear of tests, fear of appearing in public, yet these people love to appear in public. This contradiction creates tension (expansion of imagination and claustrophobia), diarrhoea and wind. They want to run away, but if they feel cornered, then they may be paralysed by anxiety and have digestive upsets. These tend to be hot blooded people, better out of doors.

Arsen Alb

Deeply insecure. Restless and fidgety. Highly self-conscious – often obsessed with tidiness to overcome anxiety. Very negative. Feels very chilly and tired. These people are sensitive to disorder, likes things tidy.

Gelsemium

Fear of up-coming events, fear of tests. These feel like impossible ordeals. Trembles, cannot speak (mouth feels as if full of tongue), chills running up and down the spine; often overwhelming fatigue, buckling at the knees. Bad effects from fright, fear or exciting news. Dullness and weakness. Fear of dentists. Likes to be held.

Lycopodium

Extreme lack of self-confidence, yet when in their place of power they are pompous, pretentious, and their ego is inflated. ‘Nice with superiors, but a tyrant at home.’ Feeling of helplessness, cautious, irresolute. May shun responsibilities because of fear of not being up to the challenge. Little confidence. Fear of failure in new situations (e.g. performing) but usually does quite well. Edgy and irritable. Mentally tired. Avoids crowds, yet dislikes solitude. Craves sweets and worse for hot, stuffy rooms.

Phosphorus

Anxiety before an operation, needing much reassurance. Bad reactions after anaesthetics. Lacks self-confidence. Intelligent and caring – needs affection and likes to return it. Often fears dark and thunderstorms. May be physically and emotionally exhausted.

Silica

Apprehension and anticipation, fear of failure, bashful timidity. Delicate and refined persons who may be overly conscientious about trifling matters; great at calculation and detail. Anticipation after prolonged mental overload and consequent break-down.

 

Additional holistic advice on how to manage anxiety
There are a number of holistic techniques that can be used to help alleviate anxiety. As a first strategy, consider: simple meditation, mindfulness or relaxation practices. These will help to calm the mind, reflect on the issues, become aware of what the triggers are, and help with breathing and control. Do not fight anxiety, accept it, watch it, learn from it and learn to cope with it, breathing into it and reducing the level. Flower essences, these are made from flowers and are very gentle in relieving negative states of mind, like homeopathy they are not addictive and do not interfere with prescribed medication. Look at your diet and nutrition, what you eat is unlikely to be the cause of your anxiety, but how healthy you are will affect your ability to cope with stress, and what you eat does affect how you feel and your mood, so it can be a contributing factor. Ensure you are eating anxiety reducing and calm boosting foods and drinks, for example you could try drinking chamomile tea when you're feeling anxious.

Ref: 1. Davidson, J, Gaylord, S, ?Meeting of Minds in Psychiatry and Homeopathy: An Example in Social Phobia, Alternative Therapies, July, 1995,1,3:36-43.

 

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