Opium: Insomnia due to panic and fear

Opium or poppy is used in homeopathy especially for constipation caused by weakness. It also has sedative and pain-killing properties. It is used in homeopathy for the treatment of insomnia that has been brought about by fears or strong emotions.

It is the medicine for emotional trauma induced by a sudden fright or a fear that causes the subject to become paralysed.

Opium is also used for emotional disorders that are caused by pleasant surprises or sudden bouts of joy.

People affected by Opium display signs of panic on their face for a long period of time after suffering an emotional trauma.

The subject is paralysed with fear, and may even have urinary or faecal incontinence, a spontaneous abortion or menorrhea.

When do we use Opium?

The therapeutic indications as based on its general action. We prescribe it for:

  • Chronic alcoholism
  • After an emotional shock brough about by fear or intense emotions
  • After an anaesthetic (in surgery, for example)
  • Drug addiction and substance abuse
  • Sun stroke

Opium characteristics

Opium decreases all secretions, except for post-partum milk production and sweat, which increases and is “hot”.

There is no pain, the patient is not suffering, doesn’t complain during the illness, despite the intensity of the symptoms. The face is dark red with hot sweat; pupils are contracted, extreme somnolence occurs, but the patient is unable to sleep.

The Opium individual is tired and is in a partially unconscious state, as their mental and physical functions are reduced, as is their capacity to respond to stimuli.

Their breathing is slow and they snore. There are several different paralyses, constipation due to weakness and without a need to evacuate.

All their sensory organs are hyperesthesic, especially their hearing – the patient wakes up with the slightest noise. They are extremely thirsty and muddleheaded. Their mind feels clouded.

They feel worse when it is hot and better with fresh air.

Clinical indications

Clouding of consciousness following anaesthesia.

Intestinal paralysis and constipation following surgery. Constipation without the need to evacuate.

Sleep apnoea and insomnia caused by auditory hypersensitivity or insomnia caused by strong emotions or fears; the patient looks startled for a long period of time.

Constipation caused by weakness, without the need to evacuate.

Alcohol or opiate abstinence. Generally any addictive conduct.

Severe pathological states without pain. Coma caused by cranial trauma, when the patient has a  dark red, congested face, wheezy or difficult breathing, sweats and miosis.

Hoarseness after a fright.

Spasms in children where breathing is difficult.

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