It is a mental health disorder involving extreme fear, worry and anxiety which affects the person’s daily activities. People suffering from anxiety disorders also may also suffer from panic attacks and have insomnia, difficulty breathing and restlessness. Person may feel anxiety out of proportion to stressful situation like test, work deadlines and social events. The symptoms tend to interfere with daily activities like work, school and relationships.
What is anxiety disorder?
There are many types of anxiety disorders like:
• Panic attacks
• Generalized anxiety disorder
• Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTST)
Treatments include counselling or medication like anti-anxiety or antidepressants. Many patients require combination of both.
Are there any alternative medicine for Anxiety?
Alternative or complementary medicine plays a major role in the treatment of anxiety. In many cases they are used in conjunction with the modern medicines for the treatment of anxiety disorders. These includes vitamins, supplements, yoga, meditation, music therapy, bio feedback, acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Homeopathy.
Homeopathic treatment for anxiety disorders?
The use of Homeopathy for anxiety has shown good results in treatment of this disorder.
Homeopathy is a complementary medicine
and was invented in 18th century Itinvolves medicines prepared in micro dosage by diluting them. The medicines are prepared from plants, minerals and animals.
The homeopathic practitioner takes a detailed history and finds a suitable homeopathic medicine which covers all the symptoms of the patient. This is an individualized approach. The medicines are safe and can be used for children as well as adults suffering from anxiety disorder. Homeopathic medicines do not have side effects like conventional medicines and can be easily combined with conventional medicines. Homeopathic medicines like Gelsemium, Ignatia, Aconite, calcarean carbonica have been very successful in treating such disorders.
Bach flower remedies like rescue remedy, Larch, Sweet Chestnut are also used in combination with homeopathic medicines.