Shock is defined as “An acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure, caused by such events as loss of blood, severe burns, allergic reaction, or sudden emotional stress, and marked by cold, pallid skin, irregular breathing, rapid pulse, and dilated pupils.” We can add, blunt and sudden impact to the body or senses causing apparent or hidden injury/trauma.
Untreated emotional shocks and the impact on the psyche
The long term effects of mental or emotional trauma can lead to a feeling of being bruised by life’s trials and knocks, causing a person to become withdrawn and averse to company.
Untreated physical shocks and the impact on health
Physical trauma from injury can lead to reduced mobility, reduced fitness and a growing weakness that can open a person up to developing other health issues of a more serious nature further down the line.
So how can homeopathic medicine help?
There are a number of trauma remedies for healing emotional/mental and physical traumas. Where the trauma is of a serious nature, a medical diagnosis that you can advise a homeopath about, is sensible to target the treatment. Otherwise, there may be cases where you have suffered trauma and you are aware you have never fully recovered from it, even though at the time you attempted to blow it off as just one of those things. Unlike allopathic medication, homeopathic medicine is not suppressive or toxic and does not mask symptoms or pain; nor does one size fit all. The prescribed remedy/remedies will target the area needing healing and encourage your body to begin that process. The sooner the trauma is addressed, the sooner healing can start, progress and resolve. Minor traumas caused by small accidents can be taken care of by shop bought Arnica. However, more serious cases will benefit from consultation with a homeopath.
Choosing a homeopath
When choosing a homeopath to consult with make sure you feel comfortable talking about your health issues with them, this is particularly true when needing to discuss emotional trauma. You may want to consider what kind of personality would make you feel more comfortable to be around and talk with.