L A ooking to cure your

May 2008
My Arizona Homeopath.com
Alternative Medicine for a Healthier Lifestyle
Looking to cure
your Anxiety? OCD…?
Sufferers of anxiety experience a variety of
distressing emotional feelings such as:
Apprehensiveness & uneasiness
Fearfulness, Panic & Phobias
Insecurity & loss of confidence
Irritability & Restlessness
Often these feelings are accompanied by
other symptoms such as:
Sleeping problems
Palpitations, Breathlessness
Trembling, dizziness, weakness
Weight gain, Sweating
Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
Inability to concentrate or think clearly
Muscle tension
Short periods of anxiety are experienced
by almost everyone, but some individuals
are more inclined to be troubled with this
problem. In cases of acute conditions there
are homeopathic remedies available at
most natural food stores that can be
readily purchased. One example of these
remedies is Argentum Nitricum. It can be
helpful in an instance when a short period
of anxiety is developed as a result of
preparing for a big event: an exam, an
important interview, a public appearance
or social engagement. The physical
symptoms include dizziness and diarrhea.
People who need this remedy are often
enthusiastic and suggestible, with a
tendency toward peculiar thoughts and
impulses. They often crave sweets and salt
(which usually make their symptoms
worse). In cases, where the anxiety has
become chronic, meaning that it has lasted
more than a few days or weeks then a visit
to a professional homeopath is the answer.
Ours has been called the Age of Anxiety,
with pervasive personal and societal
reasons for insecurity and doubts. In fact,
anxiety is the second most common
psychological problem, next to alcoholism.
Yet only 23% of those afflicted are ever
treated. Most people put up with their
anxiety and never seek treatment and live
unaware that for as long as the stress and
anxiety go untreated the likelihood of a
more complicated disease becomes much
higher.
Anxiety is common in adolescence and is
largely responsible for the tripling of the
suicide rate in that age group over the last
decades. Phobias are also common, taking
the form of specific fears, social phobias,
agoraphobia (fear of going out), etc. A
special category of anxiety is obsessive
compulsive disorders, with drives, impulses
and ritual behavior that must be performed
in order to ease impending anxiety. OCD is
now considered to be 25 to 60 times more
prevalent, affecting 4
to 7 million
Americans.
Here is an example of an individual suffering
from OCD: “I couldn’t touch any doors or
countertops in public areas. I was terrified of
germs that could kill me. If I had touched
any thing, I would have to wash myself for
hours. Sometimes I washed so much that
my skin would become red, raw and bleed.”
It is important for someone with OCD to be
treated early because approximately 70% of
adults with the disorder have an episode of
major depression at some point in their
lives.
The solution that mainstream medicine has
offered for anxiety including OCD are drugs
such as: Anafranil, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, or
Luvox. Unfortunately, these medicines have
life threatening side effects.
A Harvard
psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., in
his book entitle Prozac Backlash has this to
say on the account of the dangers of Prozac,
Zoloft, Paxil, and other antidepressants: “In
recent years, the danger of long-term side
effects has emerged in association with
Prozac-type drugs, making it imperative to
minimize
one's
exposure
to
them.
Neurological disorders including disfiguring
facial and whole body tics, indicating
potential brain damage, are an increasing
concern with patients on the drugs.... Sexual
dysfunction affects 60% of people. There is
evidence that they may effect a "chemical
lobotomy" by destroying the nerve endings
that they target in the brain... And startling
new information on Prozac's precipitating
suicidal and violent behavior has come to
light.”
Here is a condition where a homeopathic
treatment can do wonders for the patient.
This "energetic" type of medicine helps the
body re-establish balance and homeostasis.
In fact, in the case of OCD’s, Dr. Todd
Rowe, M.D., psychiatrist comments that
“Not only does homeopathy treat the
existing symptoms, but it also offers the
possibility of a permanent cure.”
Consider the non-invasive, safe, non-toxic
and yet most effective nature of a
homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy is a
holistic, and most complete system of
medicine, based on an understanding of
the interconnection between mind and
body. It’s aim is to treat the whole person,
not just the disease. Instead of attacking
symptoms with strong drugs, homeopathic
remedies aim to stimulate and strengthen
the immune system, thereby helping the
body's natural tendency to heal itself. And
unlike
strong
antidepressants
or
tranquillizers, homeopathic remedies do
not have any side effects, and are not
addictive. They contain a very diluted
amount of active ingredient and can be
safely used alongside other forms of
medical treatment and many patients
become well enough to reduce or come off
prescribed medicines. The visit to a
homeopath is also a wonderful experience
in itself. Unlike a visit to an Allopathic
physician, a visit to a homeopath is
comfortable, therapeutic and calming and
will make you feel at ease. If suffering from
anxiety, what are you waiting for? Call our
clinic today. We are committed to helping
you live your life to the fullest. You are
worth it.
- Ben Ta’ati
Homeopathy Care, LLC
2001 W. Camelback Rd.
Suite #150 Phoenix, AZ 85015
480-626-8485
www.MyArizonaHomeopath.com
This Article has been Prepared by: Ben Ta’ati H.M.A., M.S.A., Faculty member of the American Medical College
of Homeopathy. With years of experience in this field he has helped many patients who have suffered from a variety of
ailments such as: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, Ear Infection, Colic, Digestive Problems,
Glaucoma, Psoriasis, Urinary Tract Infection, Migraine Headaches, Allergies, and many more using purely Classical
Homeopathy. He is available to answer any questions that you may have: [email protected]