Homeopathy for Anxiety

Homeopathy is a complementary medicine. It’s used as an alternative and natural treatment for certain health conditions.

This includes anxiety. There are many homeopathic remedies for anxiety, including lycopodium, pulsatilla, aconite, and others.

Lots of research has been done to determine if homeopathy works for anxiety. Homeopathy has been used for over two centuries, and many people claim it works.

 

Homeopathy for Anxiety
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Homeopathy for managing anxiety and stress

We’re living through challenging times right now and some people may be feeling more anxious than usual. Try homeopathy to help manage rising levels of stress and anxiety. 

Anxiety is a normal and natural response to stressful situations. It triggers our body’s inbuilt mechanism to help us get away from a threat and it can be helpful to understand what’s going on behind the scenes when we feel our stress levels rising.

As we start to become anxious, our adrenal glands release various hormones to help us cope with whatever stressor we’re up against. Cortisol increases the glucose levels in our blood stream to feed our vital organs when it’s needed the most. At the same time, it slows down some other bodily functions that aren’t so crucial in a fight or flight situation. Meanwhile, adrenaline increases the heart rate, elevates our blood pressure and boosts energy and Oxygen supplies to where it is most needed. Together this hormonal combination gives us the best chance of coping with the situation we’re facing.

But whilst this response can be a life-saver in some circumstances, a state of anxiety that becomes too intense or too prolonged can have a detrimental impact on our health and well-being. Symptoms can vary amongst individuals, but commonly include feeling nervous, restless or tense, trembling, rapid breathing and palpitations.

Conventional treatment for chronic anxiety usually involves a psychological therapy such as counselling or CBT which can help people to process their experiences and find ways to minimise and deal with their stress. In some instances, medication may be prescribed, but this often comes with unwanted side effects or concerns about drug dependency.

Homeopathy offers a safe and natural option to help us manage anxiety.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the mind and body’s reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It’s the sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread you feel before a significant event. A certain level of Anxiety helps us stay alert and aware, but for those suffering from an anxiety disorder, it feels far from normal – it can be completely debilitating.

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What are Signs of Anxiety?

Do I have Anxiety?

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feelings of apprehension or dread
  • Watching for signs of danger
  • Anticipating the worst
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling tense and jumpy
  • Irritability
  • Feeling like your mind’s gone blank

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just a feeling. As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety also involves a wide range of physical symptoms, including:

  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination or diarrhoea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle tension or twitches
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Insomnia

Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Some anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s a byproduct of living in an often-chaotic world. Anxiety isn’t all bad, though. It makes you aware of danger, motivates you to stay organised and prepared, and helps you calculate risks. Still, when anxiety becomes a daily struggle, it’s time to act before it snowballs. Unchecked anxiety may greatly impact your quality of life.

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EXERCISE

Exercise Regularly, it is good for your physical and emotional health. Regular exercise works as well as medication to ease anxiety for some people.

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REDUCE ALCOHOL

Alcohol is a natural sedative. Drinking when your nerves are shot may calm you at first. Once the buzz is over, however, anxiety may return with a vengeance. If you rely on alcohol to relieve anxiety instead of treating the root of the problem, you may develop alcohol dependence.

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DON’T SMOKE

Smokers often reach for a cigarette when they are stressed. Yet, like drinking alcohol, taking a drag on a cigarette when you’re stressed is a quick fix that could worsen anxiety over time.

Research has shown that the earlier you start smoking in life, the higher your risk of developing an anxiety disorder later. Research also suggests nicotine and other chemicals in cigarette smoke alter pathways in the brain linked to anxiety.

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CAFFEINE

If you have bad anxiety, caffeine is really not your friend. Caffeine can cause nervousness and jitters, neither of which is good if you’re anxious. Research has shown caffeine may cause or worsen anxiety disorders. It may also cause panic attacks in people with panic disorder. In some people, eliminating caffeine may improve anxiety symptoms.

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SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP

Insomnia is a common symptom of anxiety. Make sleep a priority!

  • Only sleep at night when you are tired
  • Do not reading or watching television in bed
  • Don’t your phone, tablet, or computer in bed
  • Don’t toss and turn in your bed if you can’t sleep. Just get up and go to another room until you feel tired
  • Avoiding caffeine, large meals, and nicotine before bed
  • Keep your room dark and cool
  • Write down your worries before going to bed
  • Go to sleep at the same time each night
Meditation

MEDITATION

Meditation can remove chaotic thoughts from your mind and replace them with a sense of calm and mindfulness of the present moment. Meditation can relieve stress and anxiety. Just 30 minutes of daily meditation may alleviate some anxiety symptoms and act as an antidepressant.

 

Healthy Eating for Anxiety

EAT HEALTHY

Low blood sugar levels, dehydration, or chemicals in processed foods such as artificial flavourings, artificial colourings, and preservatives may cause mood changes in some people. A high-sugar diet could also impact temperament. If your anxiety worsens after eating, check your eating habits. Stay hydrated, eliminate processed foods, and eat a healthy diet rich in complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins.

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AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy uses essential oils to promote health and well-being. The oils can be inhaled directly or added to a warm bath or diffuser. Aromatherapy can:

  • help you relax
  • help you sleep
  • boost mood
  • reduce heart rate and blood pressure

Some essential oils used to relieve anxiety are:

  • bergamot
  • lavender
  • clary sage
  • grapefruit
  • ylang ylang

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