Many of us will experience some form of anxiety during our lives, it could be a social anxiety, for example worrying about an upcoming event, perhaps being required to speak in public, an exam or a situation where you might meet people you don’t know. This is more of an anticipatory anxiety and there are a couple of good homeopathic remedies for this; Arg Nit and Gelsemium.
The other type of anxiety is a generalized anxiety which could be when we find ourself worrying and catastrophizing about everything that could and might possibly go wrong in a situation. I can always recall as a young child if my Dad was more than 5 minutes late I imagined he had had a car accident and would be distraught. There was absolutely no reason for me to think this but looking back I can see that this had come from my Mum who projected her own fears onto me.
Anxiety becomes a problem when it starts to affect our everyday lives and there are many ways it can do this and below are just a few things that people become anxious about:-
- an upcoming event/occasion
- worry about money
- fear of going out
- having to fly or drive somewhere
- fear of being attacked or burgled
- fear that something will happen to a loved one.
If left untreated this can also manifest into a more serious condition such as agoraphobia, depression or panic attacks. If a panic attack is severe enough the person will feel like they are going to die. Their heart rate will shoot up rapidly, with chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness with trembling. The symptoms are very much like that of a heart attack.
People who have experienced severe panic attacks will usually seek medical help and despite many tests the Drs usually find nothing physically wrong. Naturally, people then begin to worry about future attacks and their condition if left untreated starts to rule their life.
There are many things that can be done to help this condition such as breathing exercises, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), relaxation, medication and yoga.
I also help people experiencing anxiety and panic attacks using homeopathy. I find that working with people through the homeopathic consultation and then prescribing a remedy really helps people to find their equilibrium again. Like anything it isn’t an overnight fix but with time, patience and determination I work with you and help you to find that light. If you would like to find out more about homeopathy and how it can help please feel free to contact me for a chat.