This is the last article in this series. Few studies have examined the effectiveness of specific homeopathic remedies. Professional homeopaths, however, may recommend one or more of the following treatments for PTSD based on their knowledge and clinical experience involving a clearer understanding of various herbs. Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account a person’s constitutional type—one’s physical, emotional, and intellectual makeup. When being treated with homeopathic remedies, it is possible to experience a brief intensification of symptoms before one’s condition improves. In the case of PTSD, it is important to have a qualified support team in place to help one handle any worsening of symptoms. An experienced homeopath assessed all of these factors when determining the most appropriate remedy for a particular individual.
- Aconitum – for recurring panic following a traumatic experience. This remedy is most appropriate for individuals who have heart palpitations and shortness of breath which produce a tremendous fear of death. Aconitum is often the first remedy given for trauma, even if the trauma occurred years ago.
- Arnica – for chronic conditions (such as depression) that occur after a traumatic experience. This remedy is most appropriate for individuals who generally deny that anything is wrong.
- Staphysagria- for individuals who feel fearful powerless, or unable to speak up or defend themselves.
- Straonium- for anxiety disorders that occur after a shock or traumatic experience involving violence. The individual for whom this remedy is most appropriate tends to be generally fearful and have night terrors.
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