On Veteran’s Day it is a sobering thought that 20% of those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are likely to suffer from PTSD or major depression. According to the VA, in a 2005 report, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was the fourth most common service-related disability.
PTSD is characterized by flashbacks or nightmares to the event(s) that caused the trauma, irritability, anxiety, hypervigilance and the tendency to startle easily. Often those with PTSD will withdraw from people, places and images that remind them of the original event. Hundreds of thousands of Veterans will also have experienced some form of brain injury. Homeopathy can help, both through first aid and deeper constitutional care.
Aconite* is a wonderful remedy for panic attacks, with intense restlessness and fear of death.
Arnica* is a remedy for shock, concussion and bruising. It can still work even weeks or months after the original event.
Natrum sulph is for head injuries with long-lasting after effects, such as headaches.
Ignatia* is a remedy for intense emotional shock and grief with a sense of disbelief.
Natrum mur* is a grief remedy for those who try to contain their emotions and put on a brave face, finding it hard to confide in anyone.
*These remedies are in our Deluxe Kit.
While first aid remedies are very helpful, a carefully selected individualized constitutional remedy is the best approach. If you know of a Veteran who would like to use Homeopathy as part of their recovery from any kind of service-related trauma, please ask them to contact me, by commenting on this page. Their comment will not be seen by anyone but me.
I would like to offer 3 month’s free Homeopathy treatment, either in person or via the phone, to the first Veteran to contact me.