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(yes, this comes as a homeopathic remedy, too): Great fear at night, extremely cold, clinging, can't breathe, sees imaginary people in
Panic expressed as cowardice or an inability to face any challenge. Cowardice as if on the battlefield, trembling, weakness,
diarrhea, urgent urination, stage fright that paralyzes, and dullness of thought.
: number 1 for birth trauma, terrifed by tunnels, going down a black hole in dreams, no light at the end of the tunnel dreams, very
claustrophobic, fear to be alone at night, clinging to loved ones, waking up in panic at night as children and adults.
(there are many snake remedies in the homeopathic materia medica): Panic with a feeling of suffocation, restriction, and
difficulties in breathing.
Also, I'd like to give you bit more of a description about aconite, so you can judge for yourself if you fit the picture (This description is also
from peter chappel's book. In the back of the book, he gives great descriptions of many of the remedies used for emotional disorders.)
Key word: Sudden shock; september 11
Source: Monkshood (It's a flower)
Latin name: Aconite napellus
Shock is the key word. Fear and fright from shock are very strong here, the strongest fears of all the homeopathic types. Great panic and fear of
death; that they will die this minute!
Great shock from seeing an accident or hearing about the sudden death of someone known to them. Not terror or sustained fear, which is more
"stramonium". Flashbacks are possible...
Tremendous problems associated with fear and fright, bad news. Also, anger with anxiety, fright, and silent grieving. They can be upset by
over-excitement and excessive joy. Humiliation and hurrying also upset them. A chill or a very cold dry wind forms a sudden shock, can make them
For shock with injury, see "Arnica."
Vital, vigorous, extrovert, robust people who are yet exquisitely sensitive to mental shock, such as an earthquake, being trapped in an elevator,
lights going out in a tunnel, accidents, or a weaker person suffering from a big shock. Clairvoyant. They act as if death is imminent; fear of death
is very strong, but this may not be obvious. Intense claustrophobia, even driving in a car on a freeway or motorway, as well as in elevators.
(Stramonium also has this). Great fear of earthquakes; another shock. Sympathetic and friendly.
Trauma as disease
Clastrophobia; strong phobias from any shock or fright completely out of proportion to the event. Sudden intense illnesses. Strong panic attacks,
especially if triggered by a similar event to the original shock. Palpiatations.
Anyway, if you feel the above description describes you, you can try the aconite. There are directions on the package, but I can't take the remedies
as often as they recommend, because I tend to be very sensitive to remedies, even those as gentle as homeopathic remedies. So, if you are also
sensitive to remedies, don't start out taking it as much as it says on the package, just take it when you have symptoms, and you can repeat it if
I wish I had aconite during Sept. 11, because 1 week later, I ended up in the mental hospital from the shock. I didn't believe in homeopathy at that
time (because they told us in pharmacy school it didn't work.). So, like an idiot, I let the doctors diagnose me with bipolar and put me on tons of
meds that just turned me into a zombie, that didn't work and only made me fat.
But now after all I've been through, and after all that homoepathy has helped me, I'm a firm believer in both homeopathy and hypnosis.
Also, one more bit of medical advice; thyroid problems can also often be misdiagnosed as anxiety!!
It's very common for thyroid problems to get misdiagnosed as mental illness; I also had thyroid issues, and LOTS of people in this country get
misdiagnosed, because no doctor ever does a complete thyroid workup like they are supposed to when a person starts to develop anxiety or other mental
symptoms. So, I'd also recommend getting a complete thyroid work-up, if your primary doctor hasn't already ordered one for you.
(If not, insist on it. I finally insisted on a thyroid workup years after my hospitalizatios, and that's when I found out I much worse of a thyroid
problem than I realized. Long story....but my thyroid condition was also contributing to my mood and anxiety.)
Oh, and if you don't have a health food store in the area where you live, there are a few homeoapthic remedies that are sold on the shelves of major
drug stores, like CVS. They sell one product called Calms Forte, that has multiple homeopathic remedies in them, but I don't know if it has aconite
in it or not. I don't think it does. You can try it, although I can't promise it will work, because the potencies might be too weak to work on a
full-blown panic attack. It helps some people with anxiety, though.
Also, there is a flower essence remedy called "rescue remedy" that some people swear by, but I never had much luck with it when I tried it. I
definitely needed something stronger than that. But, a lot of people love their "rescue remedy" for anxiety.
Hope all that helps!
I hope you feel better soon, too. I know anxiety really, really sucks. Trust me, homeopathy and hypnosis both work, because both of them worked much,
much better for me than pharmaceutical meds (Which is kind of ironic, because I'm a pharmacist! LOL!)
I tried 13 different medications before I went into hypnosis. All of them gave me terrible side effects of one kind or another (movement disorders,
increased weight gain, panic attacks, zombie'd out feeling, etc...) and none of them controlled my symptoms.
Medication is great for people who can tolerate the side effects, or when it works for them. And counseling therapy is great for people...when it
works. But pharmaceutical medication and counseling therapy doesn't work for everyone.
Never underestimate the power of nature!
And as far as safety: Adverse effects from pharmaceutical medications KILL over 250,000 people a year. Yes, a year. I have heard about a total of 2
deaths from homeopathy...and it has been practiced in the world for over 200 years.
Hypnosis has never killed anyone, and it's been around a LONG time.
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