The remedy comes into its own for the treatment of panic attacks with nervous excitability, restlessness and anguish. The fear is intense, it often starts after a frightful experience, eg. car accident in a tunnel, a strong fright, or being stuck in a lift or small place (agoraphobia). This brings about a panic stricken state which comes on suddenly and intensely as it violently sweeps through the mind and body. Aconite is often indicated in ailments arising from bad news; seeing death before your eyes; injury (eg. accident); and surgical procedures.Read More
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Stramonium is an excellent remedy for a range of acute and chronic situations. It’s an effective remedy for PTSD, especially where death or the experience of a near death situation has been experienced, it is also a major remedy successfully used in the treatment of fear and anxiety.
Equally, Stramonium is also excellent remedy found in many common childhood acutes. The Stramonium picture produces sharp, intense and quite violent symptoms with characteristic night terrors, fear of the dark and impending danger, delirium and hallucinations, violent thirst and dryness of the mouth, lips and throat. The face is bright red and the eyes are dilated and wild.Read More
There are a range of anxiety remedies in homeopathy and Arsenicum Album is one of the best known. The Arsenicum picture covers a broad range of symptoms but what characterises it apart from other anxiety remedies is anxiety of health, numerous fears, restlessness, irritability and a strong dependency on other people.Read More
Although depression is not uncommon, the way it is experienced is unique from one person to the next. These diverse experiences are reflected in the wide range of homeopathic remedies that address the different states of depression. Homeopathic treatment aims to understand the patients experience of depression through a thorough consultation process, identifying characteristic information in the case in order to match a remedy that corresponds with the same symptoms and experience of the patient.Read More
Anxiety disorders frequently cause intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Ongoing anxiety can make a person imagine that things in their life are worse than they really are, which in turn can prevent them from confronting their fears whilst and cause a lot of suffering. From a homeopathic point of view, although anxiety and fear is common, the way in which we experience this from one person to the next is not. These individualising symptoms are reflected in the range of remedies used to effectively support patients with anxiety disorders.Read More
With the incredible popularity and growth of homeopathy over the last 15 to 20 years, the profession has been under increasing pressure to provide scientific evidence to substantiate the effectiveness of its treatment. And although the action of homeopathic remedies has yet to be discovered, this push to provide high quality evidence has led to enormous development in the field of homeopathic research.Read More
- There are more than 4,000 homeopathic medicines.
- Every true homeopathic medicine is made using one substance -- whether plant, animal or mineral.
- Remedies are commonly made by crushing a plant, animal or mineral substance then putting it into a solvent such as grain alcohol.
- Insoluble solids, such as quartz and oyster shell, are diluted by grinding them with lactose.
- The extract is then further diluted in a mixture of alcohol and water. The process is repeated many times to achieve a therapeutic dilution.
- After each dilution the mixture is vigorously agitated in a machine or by hand that delivers a calibrated amount of shaking. This is called succussion.
- The process of succussion is believed to leave an energetic imprint of the medicinal substance throughout the body of water.
- Remedies can be administered in many forms, including tablets, ointments, liquid, or sprays.
- Homeopathic remedies are non-drowsy and non-habit forming. They cause no side effects and no conflicts with other medicines.
- Homeopathy is safe for women to take during pregnancy, and safe for children and old people.
- Homeopathic remedies are cheap at around £6 per prescription.
Homeopathic Materia Medica are filled with thousands of remedies and there are new remedies being discovered, documented and used in practice on a regular basis. Each remedy is coded with hundreds and even thousands of different symptoms that uniquely identify it apart from one remedy picture to the next. This unique information is what characterises a remedy in terms of using it in homeopathic practice. And that is why it is so important to understand your experience of being unwell as an individual, so that a remedy which has the same sorts of coded characteristic symptoms can be matched to the way you experience being sick.Read More
Acute and constitutional prescribing underpins homeopathic practice though it’s always important to remember that homeopathy treats the individual, not the disease name, body part or pathology diagnosis. But what does that really mean? Simple, when we are healthy we all experience life differently, for example one person might feel invigorated taking a hot bath, whereas another person finds hot baths unbearable. Homeopathy works on this principle and aims to understand the individualising factors of your illness in exactly the same way.Read More
Since its inception 200 years ago, homeopathy has attracted support from European royalty, the educated elite, and leading artists. It was then no surprise that the most expensive painting that was ever sold was that of a portrait of a homeopathic physician, Dr. Gachet, drawn by her personal friend and patient, Vincent Van Gogh.Read More