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Unfortunately, in these present times, anxiety and depression are one of the main reasons people will visit their general medical practitioners. Homeopathy can provide relief for the symptoms of anxiety. Homeopathic treatment for anxiety can produce excellent results to help people live a more enjoyable life.

​The world we live in today is highly pressurised, with high-stress jobs, high living expenses, and the need to achieve and maintain our position. 

​No time to relax and enjoy life, these are too common themes in our lives giving us very little breathing space.

Other times, life circumstances like a major loss of wealth or the death of a dear one can make us change the way we perceive things by creating a loop that takes us back to the trauma over and over and we just can’t let go.

We have all been there and can relate to it in some form. 

FEELING APPREHENSIVE

Feeling anxious about something from time to time is normal for instance starting a new job, changing schools, meeting someone new or making a big decision in your life.

These are all everyday things that can make you feel apprehensive and disturb your sleep and your digestive system!

From extra visits to the loo to biting your nails, these are all familiar symptoms can we have all experienced at different times in our lives.

LIVING WITH CHRONIC ANXIETY

However, living with anxiety and suffering from panic attacks on a daily basis is not normal and can be very debilitating, it is often linked to depression or low mood. 

This kind of anxiety is better suited to deep homeopathic treatment with an experienced practitioner to guide you through the process which can be quite complex.

​It usually involves treating several layers to restore balance while working with therapeutic remedies to relieve the main symptoms.

HOMEOPATHY FOR CHRONIC ANXIETY

Homeopathy is very effective at dealing with both acute and chronic states of anxiety.

Below are some homeopathic remedies for anxiety that can help reduce stress levels and give you some breathing space when you most need it!

ACONITE 30/200C 

This is one of the top remedies for dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. This is for acute situations where fear and anxiety take hold of us.

The mind is affected by emotional aspects such as fright or shock and the fear or fright remains.

For instance, after witnessing a car crash, you keep waking up at night for weeks and are unable to get it out of your mind. Aconite 200 will help you to integrate the experience and move on.

Aconite is also a great remedy for people that are quite apprehensive and need to go through something that they fear, for instance going to the dentist for a tooth extraction or having a blood test done.

It is my favourite remedy for fear of going to the dentist and it goes a long way in our house!

The person may also have 

  • palpitations, 
  • tingling fingertips
  • numbness 
  • cold hands or feet and shortness of breath. 
  • nail biting
  • afraid to go out


During the anxiety attacks the person may feel as if they are going to die.
There is a tremendous FEAR.

ARSENICUM ALBUM 30C/200c 

Anxiety about health and despair of recovery. Feeling very restless and needed to change places continually.  Trembling with cold sweat. The person may fear being alone and want someone to be with them all the time.

Looking pale and anxious. Feeling out of breath.

People needing this remedy, tend to be perfectionists and sensitive to disorder and need to be in control of everything.

This remedy would be very suited to those that are going through medical tests and are waiting for the outcomes. It is that kind of anxiety that I am trying to describe – as if when you are waiting at the phone to find out the results of your tests.

The restless feeling that goes with it, is the main sensation here.

On the other hand, this remedy will also suit the student that has a big overload and is finding it difficult to fit everything into the deadlines, and as a result, he is becoming anxious about things not being finished on time.

The super-organised student who likes to have everything under control.

This person may wake up around 3 am feeling very anxious with a hot feeling and nausea.

ARGENTUM NITRITICUM 30, 200C

Lots of fears creating anxiety, just thinking about what happened if he as in that situation will create an attack.

Fear is brought on by suspense.

For instance, you may have fear of being in a crowd so you may imagine all the worst scenarios as if you were there, this is like if the person gets stuck in thinking “WHAT IF…” and never lets go of the idea that something could happen, making it very hard to deal with everyday scenarios.

This is a general everyday anxiety remedy, and to be honest -who can say that have not experienced that?

  • what if I do not pass the driving test?
  • what if I do not do well on my exam?
  • what if I mess up on the first day of my job?
  • what if I meet up with him and he does not like me?
  • what if there is something wrong with me?
  • what if I can not do it?

The anxiety may accompany many digestive disturbances such as belching, flatulence and diarrhoea.

PHOSPHORUS 30/200c

The anxiety of this remedy is mainly centred on the “fear that something will happen”.

This anxiety is usually worse in the dark or twilight and is also worse by being alone, their anxiety is better when they are in close contact with people.

The Phosphorus person is easily frightened but easily reassured. And having someone to talk to about it may give them relief.

The person needing this remedy may feel anxious for others. Their physical anxiety tends to start with a fluttering of the stomach. 

For instance, the person needing this remedy will often complain that their stomach hurts when they are nervous.

This remedy is suited to people that are very anxious by nature and tend to worry a lot.

These are warm and caring people, very good-hearted that embrace everything with welcome arms but at the same time, they have few boundaries for separating their feeling from those of others and end up taking the worries from anyone around them.

So for instance this will suit the anxiety of someone living with someone with an illness and it feels very affected by it. You will feel their pain and can not stop worrying about them.

This remedy can also suit the child with parents going through a divorce. He sits in the middle and feels sorry for both sides and himself. 

People needing this remedy tend to worry a lot about others. And their anxiety may be related to theirs.

As a general note, physical contact seems to help them feel better and reassured. So for a child, holding hands or sitting on your lap can help to make them feel better.

IGNATIA 200C

This remedy tends to help people that have suffered from grief, worry or disappointment and are affected by it.

Ignatia state can also be brought by worry.

Highly alert, oversensitive and nervous, also highly emotional. You may find yourself having sighs more often than usual and you can alternate between laughing and crying very easily.

Feeling as if a lump in the throat and desires to take deep breaths.

People needing this remedy can find themselves in the middle of a difficult situation that upsets them. This could be living with a difficult partner that is causing much upset or going through some kind of loss in their lives. 

For instance, the anxiety started soon after a dear person or a pet has died or feeling generally anxious after an argument with someone close to us. After this, you find it difficult to let go and keep thinking about it.

If you are feeling anxious or having trouble sleeping after any of these scenarios, chances are that Ignatia 200 taken twice per day will help you.

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​LYCOPODIUM 200

People suffering anxiety that need this remedy are affected by

  • lack of self-confidence,
  • anticipation and
  • undertaking new things.

There is a constant fear that they will break down under stress, but in the middle of it, they tend to perform well.

This is a good remedy for people who have to make a presentation and feel very anxious about it. They tend to say that it all goes well once they start, but they get very nervous before starting, even as early as the day before.

Also, this is a good remedy for anxiety for someone starting a new job or working under someone that is a bit authoritarian and whose confidence is undermined. 

You may find that around this time of anxiety, you suffer from bloating and excessive wind, feeling as if a band around the waist and have a desire to eat sweets things.  

GELSEMIUM 30

Like with Lycopodium, people needing this remedy and those needing Gelsemium tend to suffer from performance anxiety.

Anxiety is brought on by the anticipation of any unusual ordeal and nervous dread of appearing in public or doing something which can bring on diarrhoea.

You can feel worse by thinking about it, and this can accentuate your symptoms.

However, this type of anxiety comes with trembling or shaking of the limbs or whole body, and you can feel muscle weakness, making you very tired. This is worse in the extremities, and your limbs may feel sore.

There is also this peculiar tiredness relating to this remedy, the tiredness can be felt in the eyelids, making them feel very heavy.

It is likely that you have diarrhoea together with anxiety.

ADRENALINUM 30c 

This is a great remedy to take in situations that we find stressful, and we feel an adrenaline surge!

HOMEOPATHY FOR ANXIETY