Original Post by Vijay Vaishnav
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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