The current CV19 lockdown is no easier for many who due to isolation and toxic media messages are finding them-selves growing increasingly anxious and fearful. Much attention is now turning to measures to treat an epidemic of depression. The simple action is to medicate.
At the recent Critical Voices Network (zoom) conference it was made clear that the majority of these depression cases are not of an organic origin but are the psychological result of the toxic pro-motion of this pandemic. Unfortunately, it is not an unnatural response to the Tele-health that has become the norm. The depression people are now generally experiencing need not be addressed by medication but by other therapies or simply by talking with and being heard by a real person.
It is at last recognised that an individual’s trauma history is very important and not just something irrelevant that can be discarded by simply medicating the mind. Many physical conditions, the stomachache, diarrhoea, the headache, the pounding heart etc., are all physical symptoms triggered by anxiety, fear and shocks.
For almost 200 years Homoeopathy has held the view that many health problems are the product of a traumatic event, emotional shock or physical injury. It is gratifying to see that the term ‘Trauma informed’ is now being adopted in many mainstream health care institutions and refuges as a means of understanding behaviours and thereby leading to better health care and future wellbeing.
In this epidemic of depressions, who would consider the relevance of the past traumas? No GP has the time to delve into his patient’s background. Most recognise that the medication may only be the Elastoplast!
Time and empathy are needed to take a case history. There is no quick fix especially in mental health. Take the current experience of enforced isolation. This can trigger memories of isolation or even separation, that have been long buried in the tissue memory. These subconscious memories control our lives without us realising. They create disturbing sensations within us that can make us retreat into ourselves or behave in a totally irrational or even a violent way. At the time few recognise that these responses are frequently directed at self preservation! It may take time to unravel the past but it is a generally a rewarding process. This can be quite an adventure in most cases resulting in renewed energy and passion for life which are all part of our health and wellbeing.
There are a number of homeopathic remedies that will be useful at this time.
Aconite..Sudden Fear after a traumatic experi-ence. Pounding heart.
Arsenicum.. Anxiety and restlessness about health. Fear of contamination.
Pulsatilla...for the anxious, weepy and clingy. Dislike of a stuffy room.
http://cvni.ie--Critical Voice Network
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