Panic Attacks – How can homeopathy help?

Anxiety and panic attacks effect most people at some stage of their lives and can often make them fearful of venturing out into the world. Fear of public places, crowds, confined spaces etc. can prevent you from living a normal life. In one small study, homeopathy was shown to be effective in 60% of cases and in recent trials was shown to be as effective as diazepam (Valium) and benzodiazepine (Lorazepam or Ativan) for anxiety disorders and nervousness.

The first remedy that comes to mind for anxiety is Aconite when there are intense symptoms with a rapid onset following a trauma, shock or accident. Other remedies often used are Argent nitricum for apprehensive anxiety and a “what if” scenario, Arsenicum if there is fear for the future, health or security, Calcarea carbonica if there is anxiety after hearing of unpleasant things, fear of change or fear of losing control. These are only a few examples and there are many possibilities. An experienced homeopath would be able to narrow it down to give the best possible remedy for the individual. There are many remedies from the plant, mineral or animal kingdom that would be appropriate for treating anxiety and panic attacks and with the correct prescription homeopathy will help you to once again live a happy and worry-free life.