Homœopathic Links 2018; 31(04): 234-240
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677862
Original Article
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd.

Understanding Psychological Conflicts in Patients with Essential Hypertension and Exploring Matching Homoeopathic Remedies

Neha Patel
1  Dr M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homeopathic Institute, Maharashtra University of Health Science, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Publication Date:
26 February 2019 (online)

Abstract

Empirical evidence suggests that anger and anxiety are associated with essential hypertension. This study attempts to unearth not just the psychological conflicts but also the type and quality of conflicts that lead to these emotional factors and to explore homoeopathic remedies matching the conflicts. For instance, internal conflict was seen in all patients with essential hypertension. The type of internal conflict was intrapersonal conflict, and the quality was suppressed anger/hostile impulses or sudden outburst of anger towards persons/things and unacceptable dependency in most patients. Unconscious conflicts expressed as ego-defences also were seen in all patients with essential hypertension, of which somatisation and suppression were seen in most patients. Homoeopathic similimum matching the conflicts helps in enhancing our knowledge of remedies.