Homeopathic Treatment for Anxiety Neurosis

Homeopathic Treatment for Anxiety Neurosis

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress which can be described as a feeling of alarm or worry.  Many people get nervous or anxious when facing a problem or challenge at work, before going for a test, interview, or exam, or before making an important decision in life. A certain amount of anxiety is normal; it can be beneficial in some situations as it alerts us, prepares us, and allows us to avoid dangerous situations. Anxiety is nothing but anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension, feelings of nervousness, and avoidance behavior.

Anxiety disorders or anxiety neurosis is not just a normal feeling of nervousness or anxiousness; it is intense uncontrollable fear or anxiety due to the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. Patients often share that they are unable to control the intense feeling of worry or anxiety. This heightened anxiety interferes with the personal, professional, and social life of a person. In most of the patients, the intense feeling of anxiety, unreasonable worry, and restlessness is accompanied by some physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of the sufferer.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Anxiety ?

Homeopathy is highly effective and recommended for treating different types of anxiety disorders. The prescription of homeopathic medicine for anxiety neurosis is based on the principle of individualization. During case-taking, the patient’s basic nature, his mental state, symptoms of anxiety neurosis, his stress coping mechanisms, childhood situations, family environment in childhood, family history, past medical history, and his social, personal, and professional relationships are taken into consideration and a detailed analysis is done before prescribing the medicines. Hence, homeopathic medicines act at a deeper level and help to treat the disease from its root. Initially, if the patient is taking conventional treatment, he has to continue those medicines, as stopping them suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms.

  • Homeopathic medicines give relief to the patient in an anxiety state. They reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of panic attacks. Homeopathy improves the sense of well-being and sleep.
  • Homeopathy is a completely safe treatment and it does not have any side-effects.
  • Homeopathic medicines are non-habit-forming and the use of homeopathic medicines does not lead to drug dependency.
  • With the regular use of homeopathic medicines, gradually, the need for conventional medicine (anti-anxiety, antidepressant medicines, and sleeping pills) gets reduced. Over a period, one may be able to reduce the dose or stop the medicines under the guidance of an expert doctor.
  • If homeopathic treatment is augmented with psychotherapy or counseling, the results are more promising. 

How long it will take to cure Anxiety Disorders ?

Most of the patients taking treatment for Anxiety Neurosis experience improvement in the initial four to six weeks of the treatment. The total duration of treatment may vary from eight months to two years or longer depending on the following factors:

  • The severity of the disease
  • Duration i.e. since when the patient is suffering from an anxiety disorder
  • Other associated psychological diseases, depression, personality disorders, obsessive traits, etc.
  • Current and Previous use of conventional medications, such as anti-anxiety, anti-depression medicines, etc. The level of drug dependency