There are many different homeopathic remedies for anxiety that you can try, to heal your mind as well as your body. The first thing to do before you begin is to figure out what type of anxiety you have. This article will discuss some of the most common types and offer some natural treatments for each. Educating yourself about the different types of anxiety as well as the treatments for them is a great place to begin, consulting a doctor or homeopath is also recommended before you begin any treatments.
But you can treat anxiety without having to take these kinds of medicines, and in fact, many people successfully treat their anxiety and panic disorder by alternative therapies such from therapy to herbal roots and teas that are meant to calm the mind and body.Maybe you’ve heard of positive thinking before? It seems too simple to work, but does it have to be complicated? There are a lot of people who find a great deal of relief from symptoms of anxiety when they start looking at their problems a little bit differently.If you think about how you become anxious many times, you will see that it is the way you are thinking that triggers a panic episode. You think that every single thing that happens to you is having a negative effect on your life, and so it does.Having anxiety means that you spend every single minute analyzing every situation you are in, and seeing the worst that could happen. This is our mind’s way of tricking us into changing the way that we live our life when we develop these anxiety disorders.
In order to feel more calm though, there are some remedies that are herbal that have been a great help to a lot of individuals. Some remedies like Passionflower can be ingested in a variety of ways, which produce a feeling of relaxation for many people. Some herbs even help with insomnia and stomach problems which can flare up during times of acute stress.You have to be careful when you take herbs or supplements like these though, because they can cause some unwanted side-effects. As with any medication, always consult your doctor before taking anything new to be on the safe side.As an anxiety sufferer, you have a few things that you can do that can do to try to get through your anxiety without becoming dependent on some pill that you end up becoming addicted to, which never helped you in the first place.As a Homeopath, I deal with a large number of clients (adults and children) suffering from anxiety. So, I’m writing this article to give you, the reader, information about homeopathic medicine, and also to give you information about which remedy may be useful for your anxiety. The correct homeopathic remedy can cure anxiety swiftly and painlessly.
Although homeopathic medicine works on all physical and emotional ailments, I decided to focus on anxiety in this article because anxiety seems to be at an all time high in our society. Anxiety can stop you in your tracks and have a devastating impact on the quality of your life. It is an intense emotional pain that we will do anything to avoid. We are programmed to move away from pain towards pleasure as quickly as possible. When we do this with anxiety, the anxiety gathers momentum because it is not challenged (what we resist persists). In our bid to avoid future bouts of anxiety, we will develop a range of strategies to cope. One strategy is avoidance. The anxious person knows what triggers their anxiety so they avoid those situations. This hugely restricts the freedom of the sufferer and leaves the anxiety lying dormant just waiting to strike again. Often people with anxiety will not seek treatment because they fear that they will have to face their anxiety and suffer through it in order to be cured. This is not the case with homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy does not just control the symptoms of anxiety. It cures the anxiety at its root. It cures naturally and safely without conscious effort on your part. I will list some useful remedies at the end of this article, but first let us look at anxiety.
The above four examples are some types of anxiety that people suffer from, it is possible to experience symptoms from more than one, however there are homeopathic remedies for anxiety available to you that you can use to try to cure your symptoms. Choosing a natural method and avoiding prescription medication that could have side effects is the preferred first choice when diagnosing and treating anxiety symptoms.
Anxiety is always a response to immediate or future anticipated events. The symptoms of anxiety are created by our natural ‘fight or flight’ response. We see or anticipate danger, our body then reacts by ensuring we are physically ready to fight or flee. This response is healthy when we are faced with a hungry lion in our back garden but that doesn’t happen very often in our society. Most of our anxieties are about everyday occurrences that do not require physical strength to fight, or agility to run. We may have anxiety in social gatherings, or when we are required to do a presentation. Neither of these activities requires us to fight or flee so we are just left with the uncomfortable feeling produced by our fight or flight response making us want to flee!
So why do we feel this anxiety in certain situations? And why is it that some people can cope well with these situations and others can’t? The answer lies in our thoughts. Our body reacts in this way to ‘perceived’ danger. Perceived is the important word here, because we create our own perceptions usually from past experience. So, lets take our example of being anxious about doing a presentation in front of a group of people. This is a very common fear and I think it largely has its roots in our young school days. It could be that someone with this fear was asked to read out loud in class at school. They may have made a mistake and the whole class laughed at them. Obviously nobody would want to experience this type of situation again so the unconscious mind decides that this type of activity is now a danger to you. Any future events that you may face that have any elements relating to the school experience will be seen as a danger to you and will provoke a fight or flight response to keep you safe. Once you understand what is happening (you are not really in danger of losing your life etc) you can consciously decide to challenge this response. This is however quite a difficult thing to do which is why people suffering anxiety will do anything to avoid situations that trigger their anxiety.
This avoidance, which is totally understandable, can gather momentum at break neck speed, especially when panic attacks are involved, because the sufferer will then start becoming anxious about having to face their anxiety! Fear of fear itself! As stated earlier, our perception is the key to this. Any feeling we experience, good or bad, is not created by our experience in that moment. The meaning we place on that experience creates the feeling. This is where our power lies. One way of gradually chipping away at anxiety is to be aware of and challenge our thoughts. Every thought produces an emotional and physiological response. You will therefore be able to gauge the quality of your thoughts by the way you are currently feeling. If you decide to use homeopathic remedies to cure your anxiety, before starting treatment, rate your anxiety level from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest level). This will help you see the great progress you are making during treatment if your cure is not swift and dramatic. Everyone is different and will heal at their own pace.
It seems that psychostimulants are not really the best way of treating anxiety and ADHD. One solution is to take a closer look at homeopathic remedies for anxiety and ADHD. The main ingredients used in a lot of the preparations are aimed at calming the child down which immediately leads to fewer worries. Then they are also effective at helping the child to relax, to focus better and also the child will be much less reckless and impulsive.
Argentum nitrucum.This remedy is indicated for obsessive disorder, panic attacks and claustrophobia. You may feel compelled to look for exits. You may be easily overwhelmed by panic, which makes you restless and agitated. You may constantly create (often strange) disaster scenarios in your mind.Calcium Carbonica.May be indicated in children with school phobia. The child finds it hard to face new situations. May have had slow developmental milestones.Silica.A good remedy for people who are shy and not confident in social settings and may withdraw into their own world when faced with social exposure.Gelsemium.Take for fear of failure before an exam or interview.Nux Vomica.Good for workaholics who worry about business and turn to alcohol to ease stress. They often eat unhealthy fatty foods. They may be bad tempered.Rhus toxicodendron.This is useful for people who are superstitious and do things such as avoid cracks in the pavement. They may compulsively check that things are turned off before leaving the house.