At this Perth naturopathic clinic homeopathy is used to treat generalised anxiety, where the anxiety is unspecified and persistent. It may also be used where the anxiety is in relation to relatively normal triggers, such as finances, health or well-being of the children or loved ones, or in relation to other specific mental states, caused by jealousy, resentment, guilt, anticipation stress or exams. Homeopathic remedies may be used acutely for anxiety before a performance, public speaking or exams.
Where the anxiety arises in specific circumstances, it is known as a phobia. There may be fears of thunderstorms, dogs, the dark, insects, mice, snakes,diseases like cancer or heart disease, of crowds, of narrow spaces (claustrophobia), of heights, of hearing bad news, of going outside (agoraphobia), of flying, of evil, of strangers.
Homeopathy has medicines for all these conditions and almost any fear you can think of. But as always in a chronic condition the choice of remedy and treatment is based on all the patient’s complaints and treatment is only prescribed after a private consultation. Phobias often improve quickly, in a matter of days, especially in children.
Sudden attacks of anxiety with severe mental and physical stress are known as panic disorder, panic attacks or anxiety attacks. Symptoms include shortness of breath, choking, chest pains, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, numbness and tingling and fear of dying. By looking closely at symptoms of the complaint and those of the whole patient, including their life experience, the homeopath usually is able to successfully treat panic attacks.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is effectively treated by homeopathic medicine at this Perth naturopathic clinic. Here there are obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviour and varying degrees of anxiety, depression and depersonalisation (feeling their body does not belong to them). There are internal debates and arguments about the
simplest everyday action. Obsessive doubts develop about turning off the gas or the iron or locking the door. They may check these things dozens of times before leaving home.
Obsessional impulses to perform certain acts may develop, such as pushing someone in front of a car or yelling blasphemies in church. Rituals can take hold, such as washing the hands or making the bed a dozen times a day. Homeopathic medicines individually prescribed, depending on the unique picture, may be used to treat these compulsions. We have seen good and lasting improvement in OCD with homeopathic treatment.