Homeopathy to Support an Anxious Mind.

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One of the main causes of anxiety and stress in this current unprecedented global situation is that our future is unknown, and we can feel we are not able to control the outcome. This may make many of us feel uncertain, confused, and anxious about what lies ahead.

Additionally, looking at the worst-case scenario and perceiving danger from the outside world can knock us off balance. The frequent arousal of fear and anxiety comprises our health and well-being.

For some of us, there may be an element of grief, grief for the loss of what our life once looked like, and for the hardship, the current situation is bringing. These challenging times can trigger anxious thoughts and feelings.

Homeopathy can help us adapt and bring us back into alignment, making us more resilient to stress as well as supporting us during times of sadness and stress.

There have been multiple studies showing that homeopathic remedies can reduce anxiety symptoms dramatically. In one study done in 2012, the homeopathic remedy Ignatia was shown to reduce anxiety symptoms in mice.

All homeopathic remedies are individually prescribed. Different remedies are used to treat different symptoms. It’s based on the totality of symptoms the client is expressing on the mental, emotional and physical levels, and matching those symptoms to the remedy prescription. This is done through a fully qualified homeopath.

Here are 7 homeopathic first aid remedies to help ease anxiety and the indications for use:

1. Arsenicum Album

For people with feelings of insecurity and fear about health, the future, and money which often gets worse at night or when alone. They desire the company but can become controlling or critical of those they are with. They obsess over small details, desiring neatness and order.

2. Aconite

Indicated for great fear and anxiety, for shock after a trauma and panic attacks. Symptoms may include palpitations, restlessness, shortness of breath, dry skin, and trembling. They have an intense fear of death, disease, hospitals, and fear of darkness, of going to bed, of ghosts, and of going out.

3. Gelsemium

Anticipation anxiety for social outings, events, and exams. Come across as apprehensive and timid. They experience performance anxiety that can lead to vertigo, trembling, chills, speechlessness, and diarrhoea. Do not like to be in crowds and they desire light and quietness.

4. Argentum Nitricum

For those who experience fear and anxiety before appointments, events, or from small spaces or heights. Everyday situations may lead to agitation, obsessive thoughts, and behaviours. They can experience digestive issues like diarrhoea and often crave salt and sugar.

5. Ignatia

Ill effects from bad news, fright, anger, grief, or loss. They may experience extreme mood swings, going from crying to laughing. Have a desire to be alone, tend to sigh or yawn a lot, and are hypersensitive to external impressions, such as noise, odour, touch, etc. Feel worse from consolation.

6. Lycopodium

They have a severe lack of self-confidence and suffer from anticipation anxiety and stage fright. Will experience anxiety when new challenges arise in work (fear responsibility) or social situations, which may cause digestive problems, irritability, or claustrophobia. Desire to be left alone but dreads solitude.

7. Phosphorus

They worry about being alone, being rejected, and are frightened easily. Weary of life, indifferent and apathetic, has gloomy forebodings. Oversensitive to external impressions and can be fearful of thunderstorms, darkness, loud noises, and crowds.


If you are unsure of which remedy or dosage to take, it’s best to consult with a homeopathic practitioner. For chronic conditions, this requires a constitutional approach that must be done so with fully qualified homeopaths who have had the professional training in prescribing for chronic conditions.

Homeopathy offers support in restoring our body’s balance, health, and vitality. You must seek professional advice from a fully qualified registered homeopath or your GP to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment to help support you, make sure you visit a homeopath for guidance.

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Tina Horrell