Conventional treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy, psychotropic drugs and cognitive behavioural therapy. However, some may find that these approaches do not suit them, or may have concerns about side effects of medications used. Homeopathy gets to the root of the problem, removing layers of symptoms as they are presented over a period of time, enabling you to lead a normal and wholesome life.
What is PTSD?
Any event (or series of events) that overwhelms you with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness can trigger PTSD, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable.
It may be triggered by experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or terrifying event such as a serious accident, natural disaster, violence during military service, childhood neglect, physical or sexual assault. It can happen to anybody at any age. Both adults and children benefit from this treatment.
Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
- Severe anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Situation avoidance
- Emotional numbing
- Sense of isolation
- Suicidal thoughts
These symptoms can last for months or years and have a significant impact on daily life. Often sufferers feel extremely isolated and lonely, and find it very difficult to interact socially, severely limiting time spent with family and friends.
“I am now doing things I enjoy and I’m actually enjoying them.”
“There has been a drastic change since I last spoke to you.”
“I am definitely feeling a lot better; I am not having any suicidal thoughts at all.”
How homeopathy can help PTSD?
Homeopathic treatment is individual to you and allows you to work with me on a one to one basis. I will listen to everything you “want” to tell me; you do not have to re-live any trauma. I am interested in what you are experiencing now -what are your symptoms? How do they impact your life? How long have you been experiencing them? We will talk through your symptoms at your own pace. You are in charge here.
Due to the individual approach used in homeopathy, both the consultation and the remedy are tailored to suit the patient. Not every patient suffering PTSD has suffered the same trauma, or experiences the many symptoms in the same way. This is precisely the reason why homeopathy is so successful in the treatment of something as complex as PTSD. I take each individual’s experience as unique to them and prescribe remedies accordingly.
Below are links outlining cases of PTSD that were successfully treated using homeopathy: