PTSD, Agoraphobia & Homeopathy
Does the idea of going to the mall cause you to shake and break out in sweat?
Does riding the train or an airplane cause panic?
These are all signs of Agoraphobia, which is a major symptom in PTSD.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, Agoraphobia is “…a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. You fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line, or being in a crowd.”
In particular, Agoraphobic people feel like there is no exit, no way to escape safely.
If this is a problem for you, you have come to the correct blog post. Homeopathy has your answer.
Clients have given me many examples of the, such as not wanting to go to the State Fair because there are too many people. Another client said that going to his children’s school for conferences or concerts presents a difficult situation to handle as well.
This is a particularly common symptom in law enforcement officers and wartime vets with PTSD. It is notable that they are trained to be aware of their surroundings and look for safe ways out. This is a helpful skill to have when you are in the military or law enforcement. But is it necessary on a day to day basis when they are in civilian life?
Sometimes there is an actual, traumatic, life & death situation where they feel they may need to escape and it becomes imprinted in their memory. The problem arises when the past situation comes to visit unexpectedly, even where there is not a life threatening event occurring. Even when there is no need to escape.
Homeopathy For The Win!
Since the beginning of the Lotus Homeopathy PTSD and Homeopathy Study, many more people have overcome PTSD.
The veteran who didn’t want to go to the State Fair? He was able to bring his family to the great Minnesota Get Together this year without the anxiety he normally felt. Although trained to look for an escape route, he was able to enjoy himself without thinking he was going to have to take action to keep his family safe.
The dad who found parent teacher conferences difficult to attend due to his agoraphobia? This fall, he was able to attend with less stress than previous years.
Lots of Homeopathic Remedy Options!
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In homeopathy, there are remedies made from plants, minerals and animals. And in all those categories, there are remedies that cover the desire to escape and a delusion that it is necessary. In the mineral world, those remedies are nitricums. There are several dozen remedies made from nitrogen salts.
In the plant kingdom, the remedies from the Solanales plant family cover that symptom. And many, many animal remedies cover the need to escape because the bottom line with animal remedies is survival.
If you would like to know what remedy will help you heal from your PTSD or CPTSD and be comfortable going out again, schedule an initial consultation and get started tomorrow!
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Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.
Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.
Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.
At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.
It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.
At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.
While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.
After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.
So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.
I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.
If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.
If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!