Stay S.A.F.E.

I hope you, your family and friends are safe and well during these incredibly difficult times.

Stay S.A.F.E.

These uncertain times that are impacting upon all our lives. Uncertainty is one of the biggest stressors. ‘Not knowing’ can make us feel like we are in a vacuum.  And being in lockdown/is an additional stress to our systems.

Uncertainty causes a complex cascade of feelings: confusion, worry, fear, frustration, anger, and powerlessness. Helplessness may be particularly difficult to endure. We respond to uncertainty according to our natures: stoical types tend to take it in their stride, bossy types make plans, some become frightened that something dreadful is going to happen while others worry themselves silly.  Fear is in and of itself a virus.

One of the remedies below may be helpful if you find that anxiety or fear are affecting your health. If uncertain which remedy to take, I am offering consultations online.

Argentum nitricum:
Frank panic attacks. Anxious and churning/hurried inside. Feels out of control and hates it. Worried & frightened about what may happen.

Arsenicum album:
Relentless anxiety about the future, about getting sick, about the family. Worries about security, especially financial security.

Gelsemium: 
Anticipates the worst. Dreads any upcoming ordeal. Hearing bad news makes everything worse. Feels anxious about being out of control.
Which Potency? 

The potency doesn’t matter – whatever you have at hand – a 6C or 30C is fine. Take just a few doses – 3 spread over a day.
If it helps DON’T keep taking it.
If it doesn’t help DON’T keep taking it.

Stay S.A.F.E.Keep your immune system—and your spirits—strong. Here are 4 vital building blocks of health and well-being. All 4 are energising and healing in different ways.
Sleep and rest … sleep is deeply healing for every system and organ and cell in your body.
Activities … those that are fun/creative/relaxing … a distraction
Food as nourishing as possible.
Exercise every day – if at all possible twice a day.

Personally, I am trying to keep calm and balanced. It helps to reach out to friends and family via the many platforms available. Restricting the news to once daily works for me, as the constant repetition of sad news affects me negatively.

Exercising also helps, even when it’s hard to self-motivate, it raises the good endorphins. Our neighbourhood has been surprisingly active with opportunities to help others, like cooking for NHS staff. I now have the time to organise the many photos into albums, a long term project. Also, I am still practising, seeing patients online, which gives me purpose.

With sincere wishes for a continued healthy and peaceful time.

Homeopathy for panic attacks and anxiety

Homeopathy for panic attacks and anxiety

Do you tend to worry about what might happen in the future, shake or panic before or during a public engagement, or cancel plans at the last minute because you cannot face them?

Too many people are affected by anxiety or panic attacks at various stages in their life.

With the right homeopathic treatment, those living with nervousness, severe anxiety, phobias or panic disorders can attain relief and enjoy worry free lives.

Some common remedies to calm the mind are listed below, however, chronic anxiety disorders will need a supervised course of treatment, so for the best results, do make an appointment.

Aconite:

FearIs best known for its intensity of symptoms – fear or panic with a sudden onset, often following on from after seeing or experiencing a trauma or accident. The person is restless, fearful and think they are about to die. They might have a pounding heart, dry mouth and be thirsty.

Aconite can also treat symptoms from a past traumatic event.

Argenticum nit:

Apprehension when unsure of what is going to happen and the more they dwell on it, the worse they feel. They feel worse for heat and crowds and are nervous and hurried.

They crave sweets and sugar which give them digestive upsets. Anxiety will trigger diarrhoea and flatulence. Strange compulsions and ‘what if’ thoughts are typical of this remedy.

DepressedArsenicum Alb:

Arsenicums tend to worry about the future, financial security and safety, are worse at night and when alone. To cope with their anxiety, they become perfectionistic, overly fastidious and selfish and can develop OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). They become controlling and critical of others. They are usually chilly and feel better for being warm.

Gelsemium:

Weakness and trembling from any exertion that is allied with anxiety, such as performance anxiety with weakness of the knees and muscles, trembling of the hands and shaking voice. At the same time they feel paralysed by fear as well as helpless, wanting to hide away but unable to move. Fear of open spaces and the flu have been helped with Gelsemium.

Kali phosphoricum:

A remedy for mental overwhelm, brain fog, they are overstressed and delicate. They have a fear of something bad happening or having a nervous breakdown.

Physical symptoms from overwork, excitement or worry.

Lycopodium:

AnxietySuffer from lack of confidence and has anticipation anxiety and stage fright, with flatulence and griping colic, though once they get going they relax and do well. Their anxiety occurs in new situations or with new people and they can overcompensate over talking and bravado. They crave sweets and have right sided physical complaints.

The above are only a small sample of remedies for anxiety and panic attacks, if none of them match your symptoms, contact me for assistance.

If you find that after several doses of one of the above remedies you have very little or no improvement, contact me for a more appropriate remedy.

For best results, recurring or chronic problems should be treated with the assistance of a professional homeopath.