Tuesday, May 12, 2009Anxiety
is the number one mental health concern in the United States.
Approximately 18% of American adults are affected by anxiety, and many
of these individuals also experience depression.
you or someone you know is affected by anxiety or depression, you know
how much stress it can cause. These mood disorders can significantly
interfere with a person’s daily activities, work, and relationships.
medications may help reduce the symptoms of anxiety or depression, but
these medications can cause unwanted side effects such as fatigue or
insomnia – symptoms that people with anxiety or depression usually
people who are interested in treating the underlying cause of their
mood disorder, one of the safest and most effective treatments is
classical homeopathic medicine.
is a natural form of medicine which stimulates your body’s innate
ability to heal. Rather than suppressing your symptoms like most
conventional treatments, homeopathy helps you heal from the inside out,
working towards a cure of your illness.
body has built-in mechanisms that allow you to heal. This is evident in
cases of a cold or a small cut; your body mounts a reaction to the
virus or the skin injury and initiates a healing response. Homeopathic
medicine works with these innate mechanisms to restore health by
speeding up the natural process of the healing. In the case of anxiety
or depression, homeopathic medicine restores a healthy mood gently, safely, and rapidly.
remedies are made from naturally occurring substances such as plants
and minerals. There are hundreds of well-known homeopathic remedies,
each made from its own natural substance. During the preparation
process, the original substance is made into a solution which is
diluted multiple times. For commercial production, small sublingual
pills are coated with these highly diluted solutions to give them
medicinal value as homeopathic remedies.
homeopathic medicine differs from most over-the-counter homeopathic
formulas in that the over the counter preparations contain multiple
homeopathic remedies, and classical homeopathic treatment uses a single
remedy for a specific set of symptoms. The classical method is designed
to treat each person as an individual, and typically yields better
are no side effects from homeopathic remedies, so it is the ideal
choice for anyone who is looking for alternatives to medications with
unwanted adverse effects. This makes it very valuable for treating
children or adolescents with behavioral or mood disorders, especially
because of the increased risk of suicide associated with conventional
antidepressant medications in adolescents.
is also an excellent choice for women during pregnancy or lactation,
and is often very effective for women with post-partum depression.
Another advantage is that homeopathic medicine does not interact with
conventional medications, so it is possible to begin homeopathic
treatment while still taking other prescriptions.
people see positive results from homeopathic medicine within 2-4 weeks
of treatment. Because homeopathy corrects the underlying cause rather
than just treating the symptoms of anxiety or depression, you are
likely to start feeling like yourself again without needing to be on
medications for an extended period of time.
Tara Peyman is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Arizona.
Her expertise is treating depression and anxiety with natural medicine.
She has also developed comprehensive, naturopathic programs for weight
loss, diabetes and smoking cessation. She practices at East Valley
Naturopathic Doctors in Mesa (480.985.0000) and in Tempe
(480.456.0402). Call for a free 15-minute consult, or visit her website for more information.
Dr. Tara Peyman, Naturopathic Physician
"Feel Like Yourself Again With Natural Medicine"