Homeopathy Highlight: Treat Your Anxiety—and More
If you tend to experience anxiety, you can try many antidotes. There’s medication, deep breathing, massage and herbal remedies, to name a few. But often if you’re anxious, you have other symptoms as well. You might be tired or achy, have PMS, or be plagued with migraines. So while treating your anxiety is helpful, wouldn’t you rather address everything that ails you?
It might seem like too much to ask, but it’s exactly what the right homeopathic remedy can do for you—that is, the right constitutional remedy. A constitutional remedy is a remedy that is based on all aspects of you – the patterns and tendencies manifested in your body, mind and emotions. After clinicians conduct an in-depth initial interview and prescribe the perfect remedy for you, you will notice many different symptoms improving.
“The benefit of this method,” says Nancy Mercer, a naturopathic physician and homeopathy clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, “is that after you get the right remedy, you’ll likely feel an increase in energy, an improved sense of well-being, and the amelioration of other chronic or recurrent symptoms.” These changes can start happening within 2-4 weeks, she says.
What makes this possible? Mercer explains that the remedy stimulates a person’s vital force. “The way I think about it is that the bodily system organizes itself the best way it knows how, given life circumstances. Since the current ‘organization’ isn’t working for it, the medicine disrupts that very temporarily and allows the body to find a new balance.”
For this reason, people sometimes feel worse before they feel better. But the end result makes it worth it. And for those who are already taking anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medications, a homeopathic approach can be the next step. “In some cases, there is a possibility that, with the help of their doctor, people can go off anti-anxiety medications,” she says, adding, “Or sometimes they stay on them, but through homeopathy, they get to another level of relief.” Call Bastyr Center for an appointment at 206-834-4100.
Writer: Sydney Maupin, Staff Writer
Source: Nancy Mercer, ND