When life happens
“Could you please give me something to help my daughter to sleep on her flight to Europe?” came the request. Nothing unusual about it. Every day people need to feel calm before flying, or, writing a test. Or getting married! They don’t want to use tranquilisers necessarily, as they normally cope fine. The effect of tranquilizers is also not enjoyed by many people. They like to feel bright and vital, which of course the effects of the drug often diminish.
Homoeopathically there are many remedies for anxiety and fear. The use of Rescue Remedy at a time of shock and trauma has brought great relief to many people. Some people even sleep better when using this comforting remedy. It should be in every person’s pocket or bag as you never know what might happen. Rescue Remedy used immediately when traumatised is quite miraculous. I remember once, a few years ago, when I was experiencing a lot of emotional anguish, together with the onset of menopause, how Rescue Remedy helped me cope through the days and nights.
Aconite, a wonderful homoeopathic remedy for panic, is quick acting and very effective. This is a remedy which is used for conditions of the mind or body which come on suddenly. The one moment the person is fine, the next moment, suddenly there could be a panic attack or sudden pain. Aconite has been used for many years by homoeopaths to bring order in the lives of people. Aconite is found in Dr Vogel’s remedy, Influaforce, which is for the symptoms of influenza. We all know how suddenly ‘flu can strike!
“Since the start of the war with Iraq and the terrorist attacks in America, I have not been able to relax while travelling. Just maybe something dreadful could happen.” This is a sentence which I hear more and more. The effect on the sense of security of most people by a world where values differ so much, and violence seems like a solution, creates releases of stress hormones, resulting in insomnia, lack of libido, exhaustion, susceptibility to illnesses, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, to name but a few.
For many people there is no way out. They have to live in countries associated with the war or America. They have to commute to do their work. These people opt for either a fatalistic approach of whatever will be will be, or they become frantic with order and control, trying to ensure an outcome which would favour them.