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Which Homeopathic Remedies are Helpful for Military PTSD?

by | Apr 13, 2022 | Uncategorized

sillouette of a military man with a PTSD Word CloudDo you, or someone you know, have PTSD as a result of military service? According to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, 11-20 out of every 100 vets experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As with other dis-ease, not everyone experiences it in the same way. With homeopathy, how you experience it determines which remedy you need. Choosing the right remedy is crucial. Which homeopathic remedies are helpful for Military PTSD?

When you get the right one, you can recover from Military PTSD.

Remedy Categories

Through a preliminary study conducted by Lotus Homeopathy, Inc., it became obvious that there are certain categories of remedies that are needed.

“I’m Going to Die…NOW!”

This is especially useful when someone has been in a situation where they had a near death experience through an attack, for example.  The person involved also experiences some shock.  It could also be that it was perceived the person might die, even if in reality, there was never a chance of that happening.  You will find all over my writings on homeopathy that we are interested in the “delusion” that our clients have.  Homeopaths focus on delusions for all clients, not just PTSD clients.

The most common remedy in this Category is Aconite, which I have written about many times.  (Here and here also.) It includes shock and being convinced that the person needing it is going to die NOW.  Not sometime.  NOW.  This remedy could include a violent situation, but it wouldn’t have to.

However, there are 102 remedies that cover the delusion of “About To Die”. When you combine the symptoms of “About to Die” and “Shock”, you still end up with 21 remedies to sort through. How would you know which to choose?

One of the more common uses for Aconite is when someone has a car accident or is nearly in an accident.  Driving becomes problematic for such a person.  I remember a client I had who was telling me that the remedy she had wasn’t quite working anymore. I was about to end the appointment and work on coming up with a new one when she happened to mention she had nearly gotten hit by a semi-truck and driving was really difficult for her.  A high potency dose of Aconite took care of the problem and the remedy she had been taking began to work for her after about a month.

“Where Is the Escape Route?”

A hamster trying to escape a cage represents how some PTSD sufferers look for an escape route.Many people are taught to look for an escape route as part of their training for a career, be in military or first responder, or something else. But for some people, this tendency to always find the exits in whatever room you are in continues, long after the need for it no longer exists.

Accompanying this remedy state is often the feeling of being trapped and could include some claustrophobia as well.

It isn’t just people who are in the military who feel the need to escape.  Civilians who have trauma, such as physical assault, also look for an escape route.

There are 183 remedies for Desire to Escape!  But there are certain remedy families that are more likely to reflect a trauma state.  Sometimes people want to escape for reasons other than trauma.

“Violence, Fear, Life and Death”

People who need remedies in this category are generally those who would be susceptible to developing PTSD in the military. They generally have some underlying fear before enlisting. A Vietnam Vet in my practice who had PTSD told stories of being continually picked on by his brothers who would scare him all the time, because they knew they could.

There is a lot of violence in these remedies, whereas the other categories may or may not experience violence.  Being in the military is a violent venture, at least for those who have combat duty.

Violence, Injury and Shock are the main sensations, with fight or flight the typical response to those sensations. Sounds like PTSD, right?

“I Am Caught, Stuck, Cannot Move”

ball and chain with restlessness written on it.Finally, the last category of remedy for Military PTSD clients includes the sensation of being stuck, caught, cannot move.  As a result of this sensation, they make up for it by being super restless.  This is more likely to be a civilian PTSD category, and caused by a strict parent.

However, military PTSD clients in my practice have needed remedies in this category.  Abusive parenting styles can result in someone who wants to “take it out on others”, so joins the military or becomes a police officer. (We’ve all seen these stories on the news or seen the movies with this story line. I’m not just making that up.)  Or, violence they received from their parent is reflected in choosing a sometimes violent career.

Again, you will recognize this category of remedies by the extreme restlessness.

What’s Next?

Which category of these helpful remedies for Military PTSD do you or your loved fit into? If you recognize yourself, it makes finding your remedy quick and easy.  If not, we can determine that together, come up with a remedy, and get you on the road to healing!  Choosing the right remedy is crucial to success. Become one of the success stories of overcoming Military PTSD.  Don’t remain one of the 11-20%.

Schedule a Complimentary Consult today to learn more.

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Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.

 

Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

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