Homeopathic treatment of PTSD

Symptoms of PTSD may occur immediately after the event or several months later.

by Dr. Tara Peyman — 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs after witnessing or living through a life-threatening or severely frightening experience. PTSD is prevalent among veterans who have been in battle. It is also common in victims of violent crimes, abuse, accidents, natural disasters and other psychologically traumatic events.

People with PTSD often have difficulty sleeping, feel more on edge than normal and can have flashbacks or disturbing thoughts that interrupt their daily activities. Some people block out memories of the traumatic event, or become emotionally numb in an attempt to avoid the stress caused by the experience. Many people with PTSD feel depressed or detached from others, and often turn to alcohol or substance abuse to medicate their depression or anxiety.

Symptoms of PTSD may occur immediately after the event or several months later. It is expected for someone to be in shock for a few hours to a few days after any highly stressful experience. However, if the symptoms interfere with daily life to a significant degree, or if the symptoms persist for more than four weeks, professional treatment may be necessary.

For people who are interested in treating the underlying cause of PTSD, one of the safest and most effective treatments is classical homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy is a natural method of treatment in the form of small sublingual pills made from natural sources, such as plants or minerals. This medicine stimulates the body’s innate ability to heal, restoring health naturally. Rather than suppressing symptoms, like most conventional treatments do, homeopathy helps you heal from the inside out, working toward a cure of your illness.

Thousands of homeopathic remedies exist, and each one is used to treat a specific set of symptoms. In order to find the correct homeopathic medicine for a case, it is important to determine the details of each patient’s history and to understand all of their symptoms.

Homeopathic medicine has no side effects and is not addictive. It does not interfere with conventional drugs, so it is safe to use with other medications. By treating the deeper cause and correcting the underlying imbalance with natural medicine, the patient can get better results, leading to a faster and more complete recovery.

 

Dr. Tara Peyman is a board-licensed naturopathic physician with an expertise in the homeopathic treatment of bipolar disorder and mental illness. She practices in Tempe, Ariz. at Arizona Natural Health Center. 480-456-0402 or www.AZNaturalHealth.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 1, Feb/Mar 2012.

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