Are you among the many wondering if there is something that can help your PTSD or that of a loved one? Homeopathy has been helping people recover from PTSD since homeopathy was first discovered, even though the phrase PTSD wasn’t coined until nearly 200 years later. Here are some answers to FAQs for homeopathy and PTSD.
How Long Have Homeopathic Remedies Been Helping PTSD?
It seems that everyone is trying to find the cure for PTSD. Some of the remedies that help people suffering from trauma have been around since the time of Samuel Hahnemann, MD. He developed the principals of homeopathy in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, with his first publication mentioning the word “homeopathic” appearing in 1807.
Some of the most common remedies for PTSD and CPTSD are referenced in Hahnemann’s Materia Medica Pura, which is a reference of all the remedies he “proved” in his lifetime. (A proving is a study conducted to reveal what symptoms are healed by new homeopathic remedies.)
So Homeopathy has a couple of hundred years of experience and clinical evidence over anything that is currently used to help PTSD in western medicine. Keep that in mind.
Does The Same Homeopathic Remedy Help Everyone Who Has PTSD?
No. In homeopathy, diagnosis does not equal prescription. There are, however, patterns, depending on the source of the PTSD.
In the PTSD study I conducted and through my clients, I noted different categories of people who suffer from PTSD. One category is military personnel. This group can be further broken down into three sub categories: those who suffered attacks that resulted in a near death experience, those who worked in the medical arena in some fashion during their deployment, and those who witnessed or felt responsible for the death of others. Within those three categories are generally different remedies. The first is about your own death, the second is about helping save fallen heros, and the third about responsibilities.
The next category is First Responders, which includes police officers, EMT’s, ER personnel and others whose job it is to help with emergencies. One reason PTSD settles in this group of folks is because they are always seeing people on the worst days of their lives. Imagine having a job where you are always there for only the negative events. Obviously, EMT’s from time to time get to deliver babies, but not much else is joyful, although people who are helped do tend to be grateful. There is definitely overlap on the remedies that help the people this group and the military folks. And some of the military PTSD patients are really like first responders.
Then there are Civilians who suffer from PTSD, who can be broken down into three subcategories. First, are the everyday folks who have near death experiences, such as a car accident. They also might have witnessed a death or are responsible for an accidental death. The remedies for the people who fall into this sub category are largely similar to the military personnel who have near death experiences.
Next are those who have been on the receiving end of physical or sexual assault. While these remedies can overlap with the first category, there are also many remedies unique to this group.
Another sub category in the civilian group is those who fall under Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). This is the most difficult category to treat and there is a WIDE range of remedies that covers CPTSD.
How Does Homeopathy Differ from EMDR?
In homeopathy, we go through a case taking process where discussing in general terms what has happened to you must take place. However, it is not like EMDR, where you are required to relive the trauma over and over again in order to desensitize the individual. You need to hold the traumatizing event in your mind. (See the description of EMDR here.) In homeopathy, we need to know what the emotions and sensations are that you experienced. But reliving the trauma over and over and over is not necessary with homeopathy. The experience of EMDR is one of the reasons people choose homeopathy instead. It is less stressful.
If I Use Homeopathy for PTSD, Can I Quit My Counseling?
It is hard for me to answer this FAQs for Homeopathy and PTSD. Quitting is up to you. I wouldn’t recommend quitting at first. You may still need it, especially those with CPTSD. But you may find that counseling is more effective with homeopathy alongside it, and you may also discover that you don’t need counseling for as long as you would without homeopathy.
At any event, I am not allowed to tell any of my clients to stop anything that has been medically recommended.
Will Homeopathy Help (fill in the blank) That I Have With My PTSD?
PTSD has a long list of co-morbidities. These co-morbidities include, but are not limited to, nightmares, issues with thinking clearly, negative thoughts about the world and oneself, loss of interest in personal activities, liver function problems, fibromyalgia, and many, many more.
One of the great things about using homeopathy to help your PTSD is that one remedy is chosen to help you recover from PTSD along with the other symptoms you are currently experiencing. With homeopathy, you can begin to heal much of what bothers you from the start. And you don’t have to take a bunch of medications. Read more about research done on Homeopathy and Fibromyalgia here.
Do You Have Any Testimonials I Can Read?
This question in FAQs for Homeopathy and PTSD is easy to answer. There are many testimonials on PTSD and Homeopathy that can be read here.
If you are ready to begin your recovery from PTSD, schedule a Complementary Consult (click the Book Now button) so we can discuss whether homeopathy can help you.