Homeopathy treatment for Fright
Fright occurs when there is a sudden shock or extreme fear as a result of witnessing or experiencing horrible or frightening events, or having nearly been injured or killed, such as in a collision, earthquake, assault, or com- bat situation.
The immediate effects of fright are rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath or hyperventilation, shock, cold perspiration, trembling, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, and possibly fainting.
Fright may become chronic and recurrent, either from continued exposure to frightening events or from re-experiencing the events through memories and nightmares. People who have been subjected to frightening experiences may also faint, develop panic attacks, or even suffer heart attacks.
Does the person look frightened?
Is the pulse very rapid?
Is the breathing rapid and shallow?
"I will die by tonight." Aconite
"I am afraid I am going to die." Aconite or Arsenicum
"I have been afraid ever since the accident." Aconite or Arnica
"I am afraid of crowds." Arnica
"I am afraid someone is going to break in the house." Arsenicum
"I am afraid to perform tonight." Gelsemium
"There are wolves out there." Stramonium
"I am going to kill you." Stramonium
"I am afraid of the dark." Stramonium
Did the fright occur suddenly?
Were you in a collision?
What kind of fear do you have?
Have you been ill since you were frightened?
· Three pellets of 30C every thirty minutes as needed for the first two to three hours.
· Give it whenever the fear returns after being better.
· If the first medicine does not work in two hours, give a different one.
· After initial improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every fifteen to thirty minutes).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) may need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; give only infrequently in this case.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
Homeopathic medicines may be very helpful in treating an acute fright. Usually they will work in minutes to a few hours. The person will calm down and feel a lot less frightened. For recurring or severe fears consult a qualified homeopath for constitutional treatment.