A large part of my practice is working with people who are struggling with anxiety and panic attacks. Since the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising to learn that this time of great uncertainty is affecting even more.
For some, the symptoms are mild and manageable and for others, the anxiety is debilitating and having a huge impact on their lives. For those who already suffer from health anxiety, it’s all-consuming and causing great distress.
The good news is there are hundreds of possible homeopathy remedies that can help a person reduce their anxiety naturally. The most effective and rapid relief will come from a personalised prescription and selecting a remedy and potency that is most similar to your needs.
Below is a brief outline of 4 homeopathy remedies I use in my practice to help people struggling with anxiety and fear where the symptom picture fits. *
This is a useful remedy for acute panic, intense anxiety or when fear overtakes rapidly without warning. There is a great sense of terror and fright with a fear that they might die. They are inconsolable. The person is restlessness and may experience palpitations, faintness, shortness of breath, flushing of the face or a throbbing headache.
This is a highly excited and distressed state – not a calm one. It is intense – sudden – and acute.
For people who are anxious or fearful due to uncertainty or anticipation.
The “What If” remedy. What if this happens? What if I decide this? What if I make the wrong decision?
This is anxiety or dread rather than sheer terror. Like the broken record, they keep replaying the same worrying thoughts over and over again. They are fearful not only about their personal health, but also have problems with closed or open spaces, heights, flying or being trapped. They will seek out where the exit route is located so they can escape easily.
There is a great sense of dread, urgency and nervousness. This person is hurried, restless and impulsive. They speak quickly and everything they do or say is rushed.
They also suffer from sleep deprivation, tossing and turning at night because of worry.
The anxiety may be accompanied by trembling, dizziness, weakness, bloating, belching, palpitations or diarrhoea.
There may be obsessive-compulsive behaviour.
The anxiety is worse in the morning and before appointments or events.
They crave sugary foods which make their digestive issues worse. They feel worse in hot stuffy rooms and get some relief in the fresh air.
This remedy may be used for someone who is experiencing great anguish over their health and that of their family. The anxiety can overwhelm and dominate their life.
They have a deep fear about dying and a profound fear of being alone or robbed.
They are extremely despairing and fussy and worry about health matters, security and money.
They need people around them and want constant reassurance that everything will be ok.
To relieve their anxiety they can be controlling and critical particularly when unwell.
They are fastidious and organised in their environment as feelings of security come from order. This can result in perfectionism, or the extreme compulsive behaviours and constant rechecking.
Symptoms may include a painful angst gnawing in the pit of the stomach or sitting heavily on the chest.
They are restless and fretting and pace the floor up and down.
Pains are burning and are relieved from heat. Symptoms come on and are worse after midnight. They are chilly and thirsty for sips of water. Weakness and exhaustion are common symptoms too.
The person needing Phosphorus is sensitive, nervous, excitable and full of intensive and vivid fears.
They are an anxious person worrying about many things especially their health. They fear that something will happen, fear being alone at night in the darkness and this fear often continues into adulthood.
They are open natured, affectionate and naturally kind, warm and considerate to others. As they tend be overconcerned and sympathetic towards others, their energy can become easily diffused. In this stage they become indifferent, “spaced out” or get ill because of “sympathy exhaustion”.
They have lots of friends and make friends easily. They feel better from conversation, company and are easily reassured.
With physical ailments, they have a tendency towards respiratory tract conditions, coughs, bronchitis and colds that drop to the chest. The pain is described as a tightness or heaviness in the chest.
With digestive upsets, they experience burning pains in the stomach and while thirsty for cold drinks, this is often vomited when unwell. They may suffer from recurrent nosebleeds and have a tendency to faint and become weak when they don’t eat.
They crave ice-cream, salt, sweets and chocolate.
In health they are bubbly, energetic and vibrant. When ill they can appear low, apathetic, flat and indifferent – just like a glass of flat champagne!
If your anxiety is “acute” or short-lived, please see guidelines on selecting and administering first aid remedies.
If your anxiety is more deep-seated or recurring, a consultation with a qualified homeopath for a personalised treatment plan is recommended. I would be happy to help so do get in touch.
Homeopathic remedies offer a non-toxic, non-addictive and non-invasive system of medicine for people of all ages. They can be used safely alongside conventional medicine.
If you’d like to book an appointment you can email me or give me a call on +353 (0) 86 089 1037.
*Please note only a small picture of the remedy is included here and for effective results, it is best to work with a homeopath to find a remedy specific to your needs.
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).