Anxiety And Hyperventilation Cured By Homoeopathy - homeopathy360

Anxiety And Hyperventilation Cured By Homoeopathy

Anxiety , sometimes described as “fear spread thinly “ is an almost every day experience for most people , concern at catching the train on time to “butterflies in your stomach “ before an interview before an interview , or the common parental anxiety regarding their children’s progress in school etc . Feeling anxiety is the normal accompaniment to the “fight” responce to a stressor . it is appropriate to feel anxiety , if you see a wild animal loose, or if your house catches fire . anxiety causes arousal in the body and is accompanied by many physical symptoms . some people will have developed an over sensitive “fight response “ and be in an almost  perpetual state of anxiety (chronic anxiety state )where as others may have inherited a particular personality structure which renders them constantly anxious –anxiety triat . some anxieties may be focussed on a particular activity  (fear of flying , fear of closed spaces ) or a particular animal or insect . these specific anxieties are known as phobias .


No one cause exists and clarify our life situation and the circumstances we encounter will determine the nature of the anxiety . some times anxiety is caused by lack of knowledge , i.e. not all chest pains mean a heart attack , not all coughs are a sign of cancer , and proper diagnosis may be sufficient to remove the causes of anxiety . anxiety itself  can cause  physical symptoms and in turn the physical symptoms ,e.g. head ache or excessive sweating , may in themselves cause further anxiety –thus a vicious circle develops

SYMPTOMS : these can affect almost any part of the body and are often related to the excessive effects of adrenaline and noradrenaline , the harmones released during the “fight” responce . thus a fast pulse rate , palpitations , sweaty palms , a dry mouth , hair standing on end , cold hands and feet , rapid intestinal movements , diarrhoea , coughs , nervous tics , muscle tension , raised blood pressure , dizzy spells , fainting attacks , vomiting , sleeplessness , night mares , head aches , feelings of irritability , rapid speech ,

lack of concentration , panic attacks , loss of temper , sexual difficulties  (premature ejaculation , impotence , dry vagina ) , low back pain can all be symptoms of anxiety . they may last a few minutes , a few hours or may become a permanent feature of an anxious personality . most , if not all of these symptoms are reversible . once the cause of the anxiety is removed . but like sunburn , you may still experience the symptoms even th0ugh the cause  (the sun ) is no longer present . because anxiety symptoms are real –they are not  “all in the mind “ and are caused by chemical changes –it is important that until the excess chemicals circulating in your blood diminish . you will experience the symptoms . A particular form of anxiety is both caused by and causes “hyper ventilation” .

   this when your breathing becomes shallow , rapid and is linked breathing only with your upper chest . this rapid shallow breathing will eventually disturb the chemistry of the blood and you will experience numbness and tingling in the fingrs , face and feet , together with muscle pain , spasms and cramps , especially in the hands . hyperventilation is often associated with “apnoea”, a condition which the suffer stops breathing altogether for a few seconds . Anxiety symptoms that are prolonged can lead to permanent damage and disease ,e.g. highblood pressure , irritable bowel syndrome , asthma attacks , migraine , neurodermtitis , peptic ulcer etc.

PREVENTION AND SELF HELP:  first it is necessary to accept and acknowledge that a certain amount of anxiety is both normal and healthy . each of us will have our own characterstic pattern of experiencing anxiety , both physically and psychologically . if anxiety is becoming disabling certain steps may help you keep it under control . keep a diary and become familiar with your own physical symptoms of anxiety . these can act as early warning signs , a little like the red light that comes on when a car has run out of oil .

List the reasons—organize your time table –develop your own personal anti-anxiety routines—surround your self with a calming , relaxing environment –speak to a special friend –check your diet –hydrotherapy –find a healthy form of distraction .


Panic attacks:Aconite 200,   fearful of future events : Gelsemium 200 , Performance anxiety: argentums nitricum 200,    persistant anxiety :Arsenicum album 200,   

These medicines and depending upon, the other medicines and dosages —the homoeopathie doctor should be contacted and proceeding is suggested.self medication is dangerous.

About the author

Dr B.S Suvarna

B.A, D.I.Hom[Lond.], M.I.H, PhD, PGDPC (Psychotherapy & Counselling, USA)
Jeevan Shanthi
Karnataka State, India