Homeopathy is a complementary medicine used as an alternative method of natural support for certain health conditions. Both allopathic and homeopathic remedies can help support the client, at the end of the day your client’s health is most important and the use of homeopathy remains a safe alternative and natural approach.
Homeopathy also has few side effects if administered safely and correctly. It was founded in the late 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann and is based on the idea “like cures like”, in which a remedy made of the causative or “best-fit” agent, helps “kick-start” the body’s natural response to counteract the condition or illness.
Certain substances whether they are a mineral, plant, or animal, are very highly diluted to create homeopathic remedies. When prescribed and administered correctly, the right remedy can help stimulate the body’s reaction to the underlying disease and can assist in bringing the body back into balance.
Today we discuss anxiety and how homeopathy may support this chronic condition.
Chronic conditions are conditions or illnesses that are on-going, whereas acute conditions are conditions that come on suddenly and then go. Bear in mind, acutes can turn into chronic!
If you have anxiety and want to try a safe alternative to mainstream medicine, here are some homeopathic remedies you may want to consider talking to your qualified homeopath about:
(It is always recommended to see a qualified homeopath for a full assessment before taking homeopathic remedies, as they will be able to pinpoint the best remedy for your particular condition and ensure safe remedy dosage/frequency and adequate monitoring to ensure you are safe at all times).
Homeopathy practitioners recommend aconite for intense, sudden anxiety, panic, or fear. Panic could be connected to past trauma. Symptoms of this type of panic include dry skin, dry mouth, and a fast heartbeat.
This is sometimes recommended for people with anxiety that is due to uncertainty. This includes claustrophobia, hypochondria, fear of heights, or fear of everyday things. Uncertainty-based anxiety could be accompanied by digestive disturbance, like diarrhea, and sweets cravings.
This is purported to be for anxiety due to fear of loneliness, darkness, or being imperfect. People with this type of anxiety fear being alone and may relieve anxiety through control or criticism of others. They may also feel cold often.
Those who need Calcarea may be similar to those who could benefit from Arsenicum. They develop a fear of breaking out of any safe routine. Anxiety worsens when plans are changed, and they show difficulty in “going with the flow.”
This is for people facing anxiety due to feelings of inadequacy. People with this type of anxiety are often timid and shaky. They may experience agoraphobia, avoid crowds or public speaking, and be vulnerable to fainting. They often also desire solitude and avoid insistent pressure from other people.
Homeopaths recommend Ignatia for those experiencing anxiety from grief or loss. People who fit this description are often very sensitive and prone to mood swings, moving from laughter to tears. Ignatia is also recommended for depression.
This is for anxiety that is health-based. Conditions include hypochondria, excessive grooming, and even fear of heart attacks. People with health-based anxiety may have racing thoughts and difficulty sleeping. They may also fear death or dying. They can be prone to feeling cold and vulnerable to panic attacks.
This is touted for those who are vulnerable to stress or becoming overwhelmed. Their anxiety stems from having too much to do or ambitions that are daunting. Their anxiety tends to take a physical toll on them as well.
Similar to Gelsemium , Lycopodium is suggested for people who lack self-confidence. Though they fear speaking in public and have stage fright, they hide it well. They might cover it up with talking loudly or too frequently.
Homeopathic phosphorus is thought to be good for social people with anxiety. When anxious or vexed, their thoughts get scattered and they have a difficult time focusing or getting things done. Their anxiety may be tied to a need for approval in social circles or from romantic partners.
This is for people with childlike anxiety. They may need lots of reassurance and support from others to feel better.
Silica is much like Gelsemium and Lycopodium. It’s for people who fear experiencing new things, talking in front of people, and getting a lot of attention. They tend to become workaholics to soothe their fears.
This is for anxiety that also includes night terrors, nightmares, or dark thoughts while awake. People with this type of anxiety are often scared of the dark or being alone and are especially scared by thoughts of monsters or mysterious figures. Their imaginations tend to worsen their anxiety.
Homeopathic anxiety remedies, when made correctly, shouldn’t contain molecules of the substances they’re labelled for. Otherwise, levels are extremely low, even when containing toxic ingredients, they’re diluted enough to be completely safe.
Other natural support for anxiety
Beyond homeopathic remedies, there are other natural remedies that can help complement and support alongside homeopathic and allopathic support for anxiety or panic attacks you can try:
- Vitamins. A, C, D, E, and B vitamin complexes may holistically relieve anxiety over the long-term.
- Minerals. Minerals (particularly magnesium) may help, according to a 2015 study.
- Supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids, certain amino acids, and certain neurotransmitters like 5-HTP may help.
- Herbs. Lemon balm, bacopa, passionflower, and more have been researched for anxiety.
- Meditation and relaxation. Learn mindfulness-based stress management strategies to deal with anxiety. There is significant research supporting its use.
A qualified and experienced homeopath can best decide on the correct remedy and potency needed.
Homeopathy offers support in restoring our body’s balance, health, and vitality on mental, emotional, and physical levels. It’s important you seek professional advice from a qualified registered homeopath or your GP to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment for all that you are experiencing.
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Debra Wilson Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT