Homeopathy and the fear of flying

Heidi Beck   June 2016


planeDon’t worry you are not alone.  We have a safe, healthy and most effective option for you. Phobia of flying is a real problem for many people, young and old. For us living in NZ and wanting to visit friends and family overseas, experience a different culture or who must travel for business purposes, driving or swimming is not a possibility.

So if you tremble at the idea of getting on board a plane you should know about the options. Sure there are drugs but passengers who use sedatives (Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Phenergan or sleeping pills) when flying increase their risk of deep vein thrombosis. The risk, normally very small, doubles within four hours of immobility in a passenger seat. The risk remains elevated for about four weeks after a flight. Additional flying within that period compounds the risk. This WHO (World Health Organisation) research underscores the importance of finding a way to manage flight anxiety which does not involve any form of sedation.

There are many different reasons why people have this fear of flying. For some it is the anxiety of being in a confined space. For others there is an acute fear of death, drowning, whilst some people simply do not understand the changing engine noises. Motion sickness can be a cause of anxiety and can create a panic state. From a homeopathic point of view it is very relevant to explore what your personal fear is about and to select the homeopathic medicine accordingly. It is useful to understand when your fear started? Is there a reason or incidence that has triggered this anxiety? Do you suffer from any other fears?

All homeopathic medicines are made from natural substances and will not have side effects if carefully chosen. They help you relax during the flight and may prevent your fear of flying.

you can contact Heidi Beck an experienced and registered Homeopath, working from THRIVE homeopathy, on 021 335 233 or visit www.homeopathyhub.co.nz


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