For years, the only treatments for anxiety have been prescription medications and cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, or acceptance and commitment therapy.
However, with new advances in homeopathy, there are new, effective ways to get anxiety medication over the counter. When supplemented with CBT, DBT, or ACT, these remedies are just as potent as traditional anxiety medications.
Try Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that’s based on the belief that the body is able to heal itself. Homeopaths typically use small amounts of plants or minerals in water or alcohol to treat a variety of ailments, including migraines, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, IBS, depression, and anxiety.
There are many homeopathic remedies on the market today, even though homeopathy isn’t as popular in the U.S. as it is in Europe. Probably the most well-known is the Bach flower remedies, which were developed by Dr. Edward Bach in England in the 1930s. Dr. Bach disliked that modern medicine focused on the disease instead of the patient as a whole.
A more modern OTC medication for anxiety is Brillia. It’s designed for use in adults and children as young as five years old. Brillia is designed to treat the symptoms of several disorders, including anxiety by using a naturally-occurring protein in your body to block too much of another protein from wreaking havoc in your brain.
Since Brillia is homeopathic, it’s perfect for child anxiety treatment at home. The protein in Brillia doesn’t attack anything but the overactive protein, so there are no side effects to worry about, either in children or adults.
Trusted Customer Reviews
One reviewer of the Bach flower remedies, Pam, said, “I give Mom (has Alzheimer’s) honeysuckle, clematis, white chestnut in water. She no longer needs Xanax and Seroquel, and no longer runs away. No side effects or interactions!”
Another Bach remedy reviewer said, “I bought Rescue Remedy (Bach) because I was feeling extremely anxious, knot in my stomach all the time, shaky. After taking the drops for approximately three weeks, I felt calm and in control and have stayed that way since.”
Of Brillia, one mother of a six-year-old with diagnosed ADHD and extreme, unmanageable symptoms said, “The doctor said there was no way we were going to get around medicating her. I saw an ad for Brillia and thought let’s try it and see. She was on it for about 2 weeks and within that timeframe, the change I saw in her was absolutely amazing.”
The mother of a 10-year-old with diagnoses of autism and ADHD and out-of-control behavior said, “We did not want to put him on antipsychotics. He’s been on Brillia for about a month now and his behaviors have changed tremendously. He is back to his sweet self. I couldn’t be any more grateful for Brillia.”
While you could take prescription medication for irritability, homeopathic medications such as the Bach flower remedies and Brillia can provide just as much relief without the worries about drug interactions or unwanted side effects. Talk to your doctor about using homeopathic remedies for your anxiety.