Homeopathy and psychotherapy
In this article I want to talk about the possibilities of homeopathy in various conditions with which psychotherapists turn to. Is homeopathy psychotherapy? And how are homeopathy and psychotherapy combined?
I’ll immediately explain that any conversation between the doctor and the patient is already psychotherapy. Even the classics of therapy said that if the patient left the doctor without improvement, this is a bad doctor. Why? The answer is simple – in the process of meeting with any doctor, whether he is a therapist, pediatrician, gynecologist, homeopath, psychiatrist or psychotherapist, the patient talks about his illness, what worries him, about what he was sick in the past. The doctor at the same time listens, asks questions, then examines the patient. Even during the initial conversation, the patient already receives support and help in the person of an attentive, sensitive doctor, as there is hope and faith that the doctor will help with his experience and knowledge. In other words, a doctor of any specialty is a psychotherapist by default. It all starts with trust. If the doctor has experience, knowledge and high empathy (sympathy for the suffering of others), then even leaving the first appointment, the patient feels some relief of his condition, not even having time to go to the pharmacy and buy prescription drugs.
Therefore, a homeopath, like a doctor of any other specialty, must be a psychotherapist. Then comes the second part of the treatment – taking medications as prescribed by the doctor. Now it’s not words that come into effect, but medicines. This is where the difference between conventional and homeopathic treatment begins. An ordinary patient is sent to any pharmacy in the city with his own prescription, and a homeopathic patient receives a special prescription, which is addressed only to a homeopathic pharmacy.
A homeopathic medicine, individually prescribed by a doctor, has a powerful effect on the body, in some cases causing a medical exacerbation. The very fact of the appearance of a medical exacerbation rejects the view that homeopathy is psychotherapy. In the process of psychotherapy, no drugs are prescribed, and treatment occurs through words, conversations. In the process of homeopathic therapy, after taking a homeopathic remedy and a short-term exacerbation, an improvement in the patient’s well-being, improvement of laboratory parameters and further recovery occurs.
Now about those conditions with which you can contact both the homeopath and the psychotherapist. Panic attacks – states of sudden anxiety, sensations of suffocation, trembling, fear of death, panic. In the process of psychotherapy, it is important for the patient to recognize the hidden causes of these conditions, to speak with the therapist about what the person cannot talk to anyone else (jealousy, betrayal, fear, anger, etc.). This process of psychotherapeutic sessions can last a very long time, over the years, and does not always lead to the desired recovery, since not every patient has the patience to go to the therapist for such a long time. And not every patient is able to trust a doctor so deeply that he can quickly and reliably receive relief. Often, psychotherapists, who in the past were psychiatrists, supplement their treatment with antidepressants, tranquilizers, sedatives, which increases the cost and increases the duration of therapy.
A homeopathic remedy that a homeopathic doctor will prescribe for the treatment of panic attacks leads to a quick and accurate recognition of those suppressed emotions and experiences that were long ago or recently carried by the patient and suppressed, hidden in the deepest corners of the soul, so as not to injure a person in the future. These suppressed and hidden experiences leave energy and biochemical memory in the body. In moments of stress or similar situations in the present, they can lead to the so-called “panic attacks”. Under the influence of a homeopathic medicine, these experiences “reveal” either in dreams or in memories, and come out in the form of crying, screaming, open anger. In the process of such exacerbation – the release of suppressed feelings in the past, short-term supportive psychotherapy may be required – i.e. more frequent meetings with a homeopathic doctor with psychotherapy skills to study and discuss these experiences in more depth.
In the future, the patient’s condition improves, panic attacks come back less and less and soon soon become completely inferior under the influence of homeopathic medicine and deep psychotherapy provided by the homeopath.
Thus, we can conclude that various mental problems, such as depression, panic attacks, anxieties, fears, phobias can be treated in different ways. The fastest and easiest way is to prescribe psychotropic drugs. In this case, the effect appears after 2 weeks, but this is more likely not a treatment, but an avoidance of the problem.