Homeopathy for Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers

Homeopathy for Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers

Original Post by Vijay Vaishnav

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Talk at PAMF: After our very successful and widely appreciated talks for the doctors of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, (#PAMF, @SutterHealth) in Los Altos and Fremont last year, we were invited to speak at a lecture for the community and patients of PAMF on the Homeopathic Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers at PAMF Fremont on February 8, 2017.

A team of four homeopaths from the Bay Area, Selora Albin, Daxa Vaishnav, Vijay Vaishnav and Rina Walia spoke to an enthusiastic and very responsive audience.

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Selora introducing homeopathy to the audience

Selora began the session with an introduction to homeopathy and it’s principles. She informed the audience that it is holistic and individualized and treats the patient as a whole instead of isolated symptoms or diagnoses. She also talked about how the remedies are manufactured in FDA certified laboratories and that the remedies are completely safe for everyone including pregnant women, nursing moms, elderly and children, etc., and there are no dangerous side-effects

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Discussing the causes of emotional disorders in children

Daxa and Vijay then described the reasons for emotional disorders in teenagers and how homeopathy can help. It was important to understand that teenagers at this age start to think and feel differently. As they become more independent, they want to try out new things, but often realize that they do not have any experience to sort out their problems when things get out of control. This may produce a variety of emotions- feeling very mature at one time, very young and vulnerable the next.

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Daxa Vaishnav describing one of the homeopathic remedies

The process of homeopathic management was described with examples of some homeopathic remedies and some cases from their practice. They also underscored the fact that homeopathy can be taken along with conventional medicines and that an integrated approach could be a great option for the patient. The homeopath and psychiatrist can work together. The psychiatrist diagnoses, evaluates and refers the cases to us for homeopathy. We do not interfere with the psychiatrist’s treatment, but add homeopathic remedies. There is no adverse reaction if the person takes homeopathy along with conventional treatment.

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Rina discussing the importance of follow-ups in homeopathy

The Q & A session that followed showed the tremendous interest of the community in homeopathy and we were also asked about the scope of homeopathy in conditions apart from anxiety and depression.Rina talked about one of her cases who had been a victim of sexual assault and how homeopathy helped her cope with her feelings of guilt, fear, shame anxiety and depression. She then talked about what to expect when you visit the homeopath for a follow-up. The patient and homeopath continually discuss the patient’s experience of illness in order to facilitate the long-term healing that is ultimately desired and which classical homeopathy is capable of facilitating. Following successful treatment, they will feel able to do many of the things they were not able to before, will get on with their life and know what is important to them, no longer stuck in unhealthy life patterns, relationships with others improve and they can make healthy life choices.

(Pictures: courtesy Selora Albin and Rina Walia)

Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by a good and qualified and best homeopathic practitioner is necessary to treat the complaints that appear due to stress. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease.

For homeopathic consultation for your symptoms you may visit Homeopathic Healing or send an e-mail to office@drvaishnav.com to meet the Homeopathic Specialists.

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The confusion around homeopathy in the United States exists for several reasons

The confusion around homeopathy in the United States exists for several reasons

Abstract

Especially in the United States, homeopathy has not become integrated into mainstream medical practice; this is partly because of the historical paucity of quality published research studies or quality educational programs. More recently, there have been better-designed studies in reputable journals, although historically most studies have been inconclusive or of poor methodology. The confusion around homeopathy in the United States exists for several reasons: 1. One of the main reasons for the relative disinterest or opposition to homeopathy is that even well-designed clinical studies on homeopathy leave the reader without any protocol-driven tools to take into daily practice. Individualization of treatment, or, as it is called today, differential therapeutics, is the main requirement of successful homeopathic prescribing. Only well-trained homeopathic practitioners are able to carry out such a task. In many articles that reported positive outcomes for homeopathy, numerous homeopathic remedies had been prescribed for the same diagnostic category. Critics suggest that the pooling of data from trials using different therapeutic agents to assess the overall success of homeopathic prescribing is incorrect. Research protocols that employ combination remedies, in which a medication contains several homeopathic remedies, fall into the same category. 2. Many of the positive and negative studies published are flawed with numerous methodologic problems. One of the most common problems is a lack of objective validated outcome measures. Another common problem is a small sample size. In most positive and negative meta-analyses published to date, research data are pulled together artificially based on either a diagnostic category or a particular remedy. Frequently the concentration of the remedy used and the conditions to which it has been applied are different. Ernst and Pittler published a letter with a critique of the methodology used in one of the meta-analyses of clinical trials of homeopathy. Most importantly, professional homeopaths and conventional scientists criticize the choice of remedy or the condition to which it was applied or both. The design and follow-up in migraine studies has been criticized extensively by one of the world’s leading homeopaths, Vithoulkas (personal communication, 1997). Most of the Arnica studies have been designed with either an inappropriate dosing regimen or an inappropriately chosen procedure. In most positive studies on homeopathy, the outcome measures were subjective and poorly quantifiable. 3. Few well-designed studies have been reproduced by independent research teams. This situation exists for two major reasons: lack of sufficient funding and lack of a sufficient number of well-trained homeopaths qualified and interested to participate in research. 4. More rigorous educational programs on homeopathy for professionals need to be encouraged. Most of the existing programs are designed for consumers; academic continuing medical education-quality courses are needed. Meanwhile, while the debate around homeopathy still continues in conventional medical circles, the general public has been using the services of homeopathic practitioners and homeopathic remedies increasingly. In many countries, homeopathy and other complementary modalities have been integrated successfully into a larger armamentarium for the modern physician. According to a study published in 1995 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 69% of family practice physicians expressed interest in learning more about homeopathy. Increasing public and professional interest calls for attempts to study homeopathy in a more systematic way and to provide quality academic overview for medical practitioners. The growing number of complementary and alternative medicine centers affiliated with major teaching hospitals should provide a solid interface between evidence-based biologic medicine and many emerging complementary and alternative medicine modalities, including homeopathy.

A short history of the development of homeopathy in India

A short history of the development of homeopathy in India

A short history of the development of homeopathy in India

Abstract

Homeopathy was introduced in India the early 19th century. It flourished in Bengal at first, and then spread all over India. In the beginning, the system was extensively practised by amateurs in the civil and military services and others. Mahendra Lal Sircar was the first Indian who became a homeopathic physician. A number of allopathic doctors started homeopathic practice following Sircar’s lead. The ‘Calcutta Homeopathic Medical College’, the first homeopathic medical college was established in 1881. This institution took on a major role in popularising homeopathy in India. In 1973, the Government of India recognised homeopathy as one of the national systems of medicine and set up the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) to regulate its education and practice. Now, only qualified registered homeopaths can practice homeopathy in India. At present, in India, homeopathy is the third most popular method of medical treatment after allopathy and Ayurveda. There are over 200,000 registered homeopathic doctors currently, with approximately 12,000 more being added every year.

Homeopathy. 2010 Apr;99(2):130-6. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2009.10.001.