Most people will suffer with a bout of anxiety at some point in their lives. This is normally short acting and self limiting but can cause some discomfort at the time. Anxiety that is recurring or that is long standing should ideally be treated by a qualified homeopath. The practitioner will look at the case as a whole and prescribe natural remedies that are specific to you as an individual. These natural homeopathic remedies do not have any side effects and are not habit forming or addictive, unlike conventional anti-anxiety medicines. For long term anxiety, I recommend that you have a full consultation, however there are a few homeopathic remedies that can be taken to alleviate short-term anxiety.
The choice of remedy is dependent on the cause of the anxiety and the symptoms that the person exhibits. All of these natural homeopathic remedies are safe for the whole family and can also be taken alongside conventional medicines.
The remedy Aconite is for intense fear or panic attacks. This remedy is for anxiety that is caused by a shock, from an accident, receiving bad news or from an injury. This remedy is for people who are in an intense state of anxiety or fear. Aconite should be given in the 200c potency, every 30-60 minutes for up to six doses. If the symptoms do not improve or deteriorate please consult your Homeopath or G.P.
Argentum Nitricum (Arg Nit) is a remedy for anticipatory anxiety such as fear of flying, anxiety before a job interview, public speaking, or a driving test. This remedy is for people who get very nervous, very hurried and flustered. The person may also feel dizzy and have diarrhoea. This homeopathic remedy should be taken in 30c potency every 15-30mins for up to six doses.
The homeopathic remedy Gelsemium is for people who suffer with anxiety that is related to an upcoming event such as a job interview, exam or public speaking. The person feels "paralysed" with fear. They may feel weak, tired and a sense of heaviness. This remedy should also be given in the 30c potency every 30mins for up to six doses.
Lycopodium is a natural homeopathic remedy for anxiety that is a result of mental stress and a loss of self confidence. This remedy is for people who have a fear of failure before undertaking a new event or task, although they usually do really well once they start. Lycopodium can be a very effective natural remedy for anticipatory anxiety. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency every 15-30mins before an event if required.
These are just a few natural remedies that can be very effective if taken in the correct situation. These remedies are not addictive and so are not habit forming. If the anxiety persists after taking the recommended number of doses, please consult or Homeopath or G.P.
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