Homeopathic Medicines for Stress and anxiety Treatment
Sanjay (not his real name), aged 44, knew that something was wrong when he started having attacks of breathlessness and pain in the chest. He was diagnosed with a coronary artery problem (heart disease). He immediately had to undergo heart bypass surgery. His career as a senior executive was also at stake. This shocking development made him convert to a new way of thinking about illness and health. Soon after recovery, he took to the job of analysing his lifestyle. His concerns for a healthy living made him realise that he exactly matched the category of people whom the cardiologists call a “type A personality”, suffering from “hurry sickness”. This typeof people with high levels of anxiety most prone to heart attacks. He found himself coming and going in the descriptions of a heart attack-prone persons. Hurried, aggressive, controlling, impatient and easily angered. He learnt that this illness was a direct result of the stress created by an overactive lifestyle that he had adopted for the last two decades.
Stress and anxiety affects us in more ways than one. Until recently psychological damage was the only outcome that was thought to be, but now most researchers believe that constant stress does affect the physical side of the body as well, and this can be grave at times. Heart disease and sexual dysfunction are a few of the illnesses that are caused or worsen with stress. It is a known fact that Type A constitutions are highly prone to heart attacks. If one has had a heart attack, his risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease is four to six times greater if he suffers from depression. Thus an unhealthy mind can lead to an unhealthy body
After all, the brain is just another organ operating on the same biochemical principles as the thyroid or liver. What we experience as feelings, good or bad, are at the cellular level and no more than a complex interaction of chemicals and electrical activity.
Homeopaths for the last two centuries have been constantly pushing this theory of mind and physical body being deeply interconnected and about fixing the problem at a mental level that can often help the other. In homeopathy, mental symptoms of the patient are given the utmost importance. Constitutional treatment in homeopathy combines the understanding of both the psycho and the physiological profile of the patient, with the psychological profile being given more importance. A number of natural homoeopathic medicines are effective in treating disorders where one who has learnt the wrong way of handling or responding to stress. Homeopathic Medicines for stress and anxiety such as Argentum Nitricum and Tarentula are very effective in controlling the accelerated behaviour of Type A people.
Natural homeopathic medicines Nux Vomica and Staphysgaria are meant for the easily angered and impatient ones and Ignatia and Natrum Mur where long-standing grief is a reason for stress response. Kali phos is for a good individual who overstretches himself physically and mentally. Reducing stress through stress management techniques and a thorough constitutional analysis by a professional homoeopath, are a must for treating disorders of this kind.