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Kiran Grover
Written by Kiran Grover

Homeopath Kiran Grover finds herself treating more patients for panic attacks and social anxiety disorder. She discusses their mental state and homeopathy’s role in treating it.

“I thought I was going to die.” The first time someone experiences a panic attack, this is what they will often say. Now more than ever my clinic hours are spent with patients who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder etc.

Through over fifteen years of clinical practice, I have developed a special interest in anxiety. I suffered with anxiety myself in my 20’s and I know how destructive and all-consuming it can be. At the time I turned to a trusted homeopathic family friend who treated me successfully. I felt fortunate that I had this option, as many people still do not realise that homeopathy can offer a valuable solution to anxiety.

This year I am seeing more people than ever who are debilitated by anxiety, more who are suffering with mental and emotional health problems. Mental health has finally made it onto the agenda and now with the Covid pandemic countless people are suffering with anxiety.

We can help. As a profession, homeopaths have their part to play. Our approach has always been holistic, acknowledging, understanding, and healing all levels; physical, mental and emotional. In my clinic, Healthy Homeopathy, about half my patients come with a presenting complaint of anxiety and stress. My clinic, like many others, has gone completely on-line and I am supporting an international clientele of anxious and stressed people. Patients range from the young to the elderly from the shy to the outward going.

Patients ask me what is the difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation. In moderation, stress is not always a bad thing. It can help us stay alert and focused, spur us into action, and motivate us to problem solve. But when stress is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with relationships and activities, it stops being functional and can become anxiety.

Within the sphere of anxiety some suffer from panic attacks which are a sudden overwhelming feeling of acute and disabling anxiety. Others experience an episode of intense panic or fear lasting from a few minutes up to twenty minutes.

These symptoms of panic can be frightening and happen suddenly, often with no warning and with no clear reason. However, sometimes there is an obvious trigger like getting stuck in a lift, or a meeting but in other cases, the attacks comes out of the blue.

During the panic attack the terror can be so severe that the patient feels as if they are going to die or totally lose control. The physical symptoms of anxiety attacks are themselves so frightening that many people believe they are having a heart attack.

After an anxiety attack is over, the patient may fear having another one, particularly in a public place where help is not available or they can’t easily escape. The feeling can be an overwhelming sense of fear and a sense of unreality, as if detached from the world.

Symptoms can be felt physically and are wide ranging; palpitations, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, headaches and insomnia. On an emotional level a feeling of dread, brain fog, tension, anticipation of the worst, restlessness etc.

There are so many homeopathic remedies that can help with these symptoms. Our system is fantastic at treating and getting to the root of the problem. Examples of often indicated remedies for anxiety attacks are:

Aconitum n.

Arsenicum alb

Gelsemium

Opium

Stramonium

Carcinosin Nosode

Mental health issues are a cross generational, global problem and homeopathy offers a wonderful solution. As homeopaths we can offer patients a solution to the anxiety that so many of them feel. Having homeopathic support in place makes a real difference to people, they no longer feel alone or lost, but guided and nurtured and ultimately healed.

About the author

Kiran Grover

Kiran Grover

Kiran Grover MA LCHE RSHom is a homeopath with 15 years of experience in professional practice. She is a 3rd generation homeopath and was brought up using homeopathy. She uses it for her own family as well as in her busy clinic. Kiran has a special interest in women’s health and over the years has specialised in treating patients for mental health issues particularly anxiety and panic attacks. As well as her training at the Centre for Homeopathic Education, Kiran has trained as a Foresight Pre-conception practitioner and a Gentle Birth practitioner. She has a busy on-line phone and face to face clinic in North West London and also writes for, and teaches, homeopaths. Kiran is registered with the Society of Homeopaths (SOH) and is a former Director and Chairman of the SOH Board. Kiran enjoys helping others to flourish and grow as homeopathic practitioners.
www.healthyhomeopathy.co.uk [email protected]

4 Comments

  • I am a Holistic Therapist based in Cambridgeshire, and used to attend a local Homeopathic Clinic in our area. I saw the same Homeopath for 18+ years. Joel Jaffey…..but unfortunately he passed away a few years ago, leaving a hiatus. I have studies Homeopathy for many years, but have never settled with another Homeopath as I did with Joel….who I suppose became my mentor over the years, encouraging me to learn and get involved with Homeopathic Frist Aid training. Now, with these new restrictions upon us, I am finding I cannot get to see my GP, and needed to renew 2mg Diazepam which her previous GP (our family GP) had prescribed me for dental anxiety. They will not, and I am left without sedation in a situation not of my own making. (I had 7 teeth removed at the age of 11)..this was the original trauma. I managed well with the occasional sedative, and only took one when needed. Without anything to take I feel out of control, and so I think I should perhaps be looking at the Homeopathy available. I might add that I have done a lot of work over the years to try to deal with this situation, but am with a kind and patient dentist now However, at 70 years old, my teeth are not getting any younger, and hence work on them becomes more complicated!! Since you understand anxiety and panic attacks yourself (I had depression twice 30 years ago, with associated panic attacks, etc.) I wondered if I could ask your advice on where I might go from here…..if you are able to help, or point me to somewhere, please can you contact me…..thanks.

    • Hi Janine
      Thank you for telling me about yourself and for your comments. I would be more than happy to try and help you. Please email me directly and we can talk from there. Kind regards Kiran

  • I recently read somewhere that all physical ailments like diabetic, hypertension,
    have their origin in stress or prolonged anxiety. This made me read Kiran Grover’s
    note on stress/anxiety with keen interest. Having been through it in her post teen years, she is THE homeopath to advise and treat this ailment. Does stress and anxiety in pregnancy have any contributary role in autistic behaviour and other neurological symptoms in the children from such pregnancy.

    • Hi
      Thank you for your comments. I think stress and anxiety experienced by the mother in pregnancy can impact the developing baby. In homeopathic treatment we can address these underlying issues to help resolve symptoms. Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss this, or other anxiety related issues more. Kind regards Kiran

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