Homeopathy For Anxiety Disorders: What To Expect From The Treatment?

Homeopathy Treatment for Anxiety

Homeopathy For Anxiety Disorders: What To Expect From The Treatment?


Anxiety is the brain’s reaction to stress & alerts the system of potential danger. Generally, people may experience anxiety when they have an important interview or project ahead. This is good for the system; however, anxiety attacks are mental disorders that could hamper daily working and relationships.

 

Anxiety disorders are triggers creating overwhelming fear and palpitations. These may, in turn, make a person avoid any social interactions to avoid worsening their anxiety symptoms.


Types of Anxiety Disorders:

Here are types of anxiety disorders that you should be aware of.


1.    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD is the case when anxiety attacks are accompanied by excessive worrying thoughts. However, there might be little or no evidence of trigger provoking Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

 

2.    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

This type of anxiety disorder is characterized by repetitive behaviours that turn out to be compulsions and recurring unwanted thoughts creating obsessions. Some instances could be excessive cleaning, checking on the locks, and washing hands several times, when ignored might lead to heightened anxiety attacks.

 

3.    Panic Disorder

An episode of intense fear accompanied by palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, and pain or distress in the abdomen are the symptoms of panic disorder.

 

4.    Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Phobia is the case when anxiety occurs due to excessive self-consciousness. Anxiety attacks might take place in situations when one is on the stage to speak, talking to new people, or eating and drinking in front of a group.

 

5.    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD occurs after one experiences a life-threatening situation or a terrifying event, such as an accident, disaster, violence, or abuse. Exposure to similar situations may be a cause for anxiety.


Phobias, separation anxiety, and medication-triggered anxiety are other occurrences of an anxiety disorder. One must know the symptoms to identify whether they are suffering from an anxiety disorder.


Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:

An anxiety attack can be identified with one experiencing excessive fear. Rushing thoughts & fear are accompanied by sleepless nights, shortness of breath, dizziness, inability to focus, and mental cloud. The symptoms can vary with the type of anxiety one experiences. Common patterns to look out for are:

 

●     Muscle stiffness

●     Nausea

●     Overwhelming thoughts

●     Panic attacks

●     Cold sweats

●     Tingling in the hands and feet

●     Numbness

●     Dry mouth

●     Inability to think straight & concentrate

●     Fear of places/objects


Causes of Anxiety Disorder:

An anxiety disorder is known to result due to different factors. Some of the general causes of anxiety disorder are:

 

1.    Genetics

Anxiety disorders are one of the inherited disorders that run in families through generations. Checking similar symptoms in the previous generations may help identify the disorder.

 

2.    External environmental factors

Many times, triggers such as stress at work, emotional abuse, neglect & loneliness, death, violence, or attacks may make an individual suffer from anxiety disorders.

 

3.    Substance Abuse

Whenever there is an overexposure to drugs, alcohol, or any similar harmful substance, one may experience anxiety symptoms. The misuse of the drug or withdrawal could lead to heightened anxiety disorders.

 

4.    Medical Conditions

Anxiety disorder could be triggered by heart disease, weak lungs, or thyroid-related medical conditions.


Generally, to obtain relief from the symptoms, the patients are prescribed sedatives. These sedatives put a person to sleep, thereby hampering their daily schedule and also resulting in side effects, such as weight gain. To avoid the harmful effects, one can always choose homeopathic treatment for anxiety disorder which is safe and without any side effects.

 

Homeopathy is a holistic treatment that works on mental health by addressing the underlying issues, such as emotional health, physiological health, and psychological health. Homeopathy addresses the root cause of anxiety, and it aims to resolve trauma from the root by understanding upbringing, childhood experiences, and environmental factors affecting your current state of mind.

 

Anxiety neurosis treatment is determined on a case-to-case basis depending on the type of anxiety disorder, symptoms, and duration of taking conventional medicines and dosage.


Homeopathic Medicines for Anxiety Disorders That Homeopathic Doctor Prescribe:

 Here are some common homeopathic remedies that you should be aware of.

 

1.    Aconite

A homeopathic doctor recommends aconite to promote recovery from sudden anxiety attacks. It relieves you of sudden anxiety.

 

2.    Argentum nitricum

The fear of uncertainty looming ahead can create anxiety in some patients. is Homeopathic doctor recommends Argentum nitricum to promote recovery from such anxiety attacks that are related to the fear of heights or that of an unknown disease affecting their body.

 

3.    Arsenicum album

A few people suffer from a lack of confidence that leads to anxiety which is related to feeling left alone, loneliness, or unsatisfaction. For such anxiety disorders, homeopathy doctors recommend the Arsenicum album.

 

4.    Gelsemium

People who fear getting pressurized, trapped in crowds, and those who seek solitude to avoid anxiety are prescribed Gelsemium.

 

5.    Ignatia

Those who are prone to mood swings & sensitivity due to experiencing a loss are recommended Ignatia for promoting recovery from an anxiety disorder.

 

6.    Kali arsenicosum

Those who prefer excessive grooming to look good and seek perfection, otherwise experience racing thoughts and difficulty sleeping find this homeopathic remedy helpful in obtaining relief. Kali arsenicosum is recommended for the treatment of anxiety neurosis to help ease the fear of death.

 

7.    Phosphorus & Silica

These homeopathic remedies are prescribed for treating anxiety disorder in people who find it difficult to focus and seek approvals in social circles or from family or the partner.

 

8.    Stramonium

A homeopathic doctor prescribes stramonium to treat anxiety disorders in people experiencing nightmares, hallucinations, and negative and dark thoughts, wherein the imagination could worsen their anxiety.


Lifestyle Changes to Ease out Anxiety:

Here are some simple lifestyle changes that alleviate anxiety. 

1.    Yoga and Pranayama

Yoga and Pranayam exercises help ease panic attacks and anxiety disorder by calming the mind, thereby reducing stress and overwhelming thoughts.

 

2.    Practice Affirmations

The patient must practice positive Affirmations like ‘I am Calm’ and ‘I am healthy’ while taking deep breaths to calm the nervous system and affirm the brain to generate positive thoughts and a sense of security and comfort.

 

3.    Reduce the Intake of Alcohol

Regular and excessive use of caffeine and alcohol can worsen anxiety symptoms. Avoiding it and replacing it with water would calm the mind and ease anxiety.

 

4.    Healthy Eating Habits

Taking a diet rich in protein and essential vitamins leads to building up a strong immune system. Iron abundant foods, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, and Antioxidants help beat stress and cope up with anxiety. Healthy foods, such as spinach and other leafy greens, berries, and soy, would help ease anxiety.

 

5.    Exercise

Exercising on a daily basis boosts serotonin and dopamine creating a sense of happiness and boosting confidence which in turn reduces the symptoms of anxiety.

 

6.    Avoiding Threatening Situations

Triggers must be avoided at most such as certain situations, sounds, food habits, to not have a panic attack, thereby reducing anxiety symptoms gradually.

 

7.    Practice Deep Sleep

A lack of sleep hampers the ability of the brain to function at an optimal level, thereby triggering stress and anxiety. One must have a deep sleep to ease anxiety disorder along with homeopathic treatment from an experienced doctor.

 

These are some of the lifestyle changes that if coupled with homeopathic treatment by an experienced homeopath can really help you recover from an anxiety disorder. Homeopathic treatment for anxiety neurosis helps the patient turn calm, sense of well-being, and deep sleep. A person must take homeopathic treatment for anxiety disorder and should also understand that healing and coping with anxiety will be a long-term treatment. 


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