19 Nov Is Homeopathy A Great Choice for Anxiety?
Haroula Battista, BSc Hon, DHMHS, HOM is the Dean and VP of Academics and Student Affairs at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2010. She is passionate about teaching people natural ways of healing to optimize their health. Her passion in the field of healthcare propels her to be a lifelong student herself. She has a thriving private practice in Toronto.
The unique challenges of 2020 have certainly forced us to adapt to the world around us in unexpected ways. Coping with the changing conditions in our work, social, and physical environments has led to a spectrum of mental and emotional responses, one of which is anxiety.
Anxiety is a reaction our body produces as a response to stress. There is a fear of the future and anticipation of what is yet to come. There can be many symptoms that manifest as part of the anxiety picture, including sweating, trembling, restlessness, increased heart rate, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, gastrointestinal issues, and worry.
Anxiety can be quite disruptive and affects a person’s emotions, physical state, behaviour, and thoughts. It can lead people to retreat from others, altering relationships and affecting work and educational connections. If you are experiencing this, you are certainly not alone.
Medical interventions such as anti-anxiety pills have been a traditional choice of doctors for many years. Non-medical forms of treatment such as psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, support groups etc. have also been part of treatment protocols. Homeopathy is a form of medicine that can treat anxiety or enhance your existing regime. If you would like to try something completely natural and holistic, think of Homeopathy!
Homeopathic remedies are useful regardless of age, so consider them for your college-aged kids, or for your wee little ones who are in school for the very first time; for the young adult who has gotten his or her first job, or the older adults who are having a difficult time following the “rules”.
With every homeopathic remedy, we look at the symptoms the patient is exhibiting and prescribe accordingly.
Some useful Homeopathic remedies for anxiety include:
Gelsemium: feeling drowsy, dizzy, dull and trembly. Suitable to those that are nervous and sensitive, dread ordeals, or may have diarrhea with anxiety.
Argentum nitricum: anticipatory anxiety and apprehension. People may feel nervous and hurried. May experience diarrhea due to the anticipation of something. Loss of ambition due to fear of failure.
Acon: fearful and anxious. Many fears and ailments from fright. Symptoms come on suddenly.
Arsenicum album: Restless with anxiety. Digestive complaints accompany anxiety. Type A personality who wishes to control their environment to cope with their anxiety.
Baryta carb: Shy, timid and clings on to parents/friends for support. Tendency to constipation.
Lycopodium: Hates everything new. The child will be dictatorial. Digestive issue with anxiety. Much worse after school until bedtime.
We’re excited to have Haroula part of the WellnessWrx Sage Advisory team. She brings years of knowledge to our audience, with holistic health, and business building in the world of health and wellness, and a vibrant commitment to offering humans choice in wellness to attain and sustain a robust life.