Fear in Homeopathy | Major Homeopathic Remedies for Fear & Fright

Ailments from Fear & Fright | Aconitum, Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum 

This is the first piece from new article series related to the major homeopathic remedies for fear. The articles contain also cross references made between the respective homeopathic remedy and its corresponding Bach flower essence from the group ‘For those who have fear’, where it is appropriate to point out such correlation.

Underlying Cause | Important Factor for Homeopathic Prescribing

The homeopathic treatment is based on holistic approach. With other words that means to take all important deviations from the mental, emotional and physical level of the patient in order to cure him or her. There are several methods for prescription in Homeopathy. One of them is based on finding the underlying, causative factor which preceded the development of a disease. Usually this factor lies in the emotional sphere of the patient.

The remedies presented in this first article are used for treatment of ailments caused by fear or fright. Those unfamiliar with the homeopathic repertories readers should know that the rubric ‘Ailments from’ is amongst the most important rubrics for the homeopaths. Wherever a remedy from that rubric is found to cover the underlying cause for the disease, it is considered to be one of the most probable remedies for its cure. Finding the exact remedy however is dependable from the other presenting symptoms in the patient as well.

Fear is causative factor for numerous diseases. Practically there is no ailment coded into the human genetic configuration, which cannot be unlocked by strong emotion like fear. The major remedies covering fear and fright as causative factors for a disease are Aconitum napellus, Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum album, Aurum metallicum, Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica, Causticum, Graphites, Ignatia amara, Lycopodium clavatum, Phosphorus and Stramonium. The remedies are presented shortly, with stress upon their mental and emotional symptoms and the possible clinical pathologies. The exposure is divided in four parts, each containing three remedies.

When taking fear as causation for some disease, one should carefully examine the case in order to be precise in defining which factors in patient’s history were causative and which were a consequences. Moreover, not everything seen in a patient should be treated; but only those deviations from the normal, which are intensive and interfere with the normal human activity for the particular person. This is very important point for making correct decision, and is valid for all types of homeopathic prescriptions.

Next: Aconitum napellus | Wolf’s Bane

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