A lot of people, esp. mental health professionals, have come up with theories about the psyche of a terrorist. Why does one become a terrorist? What is going on inside his mind? What could be the mental make-up of this person?As homeopaths we have our theories too! We wonder what precipitates the change from a ‘normal’ peace-loving human being to a terrorist. If a terrorist visits a homeopath for treatment, the case history may reveal a lot of reasons behind his turning into a terrorist.
Perhaps there has been a history of the death of parents and friends at the hands of some organization or regime and now they want revenge. There may have been also a long history of domination, religious or otherwise, by a country or religious group and now this person has grown intolerant of the same. Some of these individuals may have changed over the years after a history of sexual abuse or rape in the past. Many of these individuals may be suffering from psychosis with delusional traits. They may have various fixed ideas that are difficult to change, e.g. a delusion that everyone is an enemy, or that he and his people are persecuted, or that he has been betrayed, or he has to murder. Gradually these thoughts seem to be a reality and then he has a desire to attack others; to kill. He becomes discontented and is estranged from society. There is a contempt for mankind and he develops a hatred for others and seeks revenge. This destructiveness is seen along with cowardice. The terrorist would resort to acts of violence against innocent individuals by planting explosive devices without ever exposing his personal identity. He may communicate with the media or the government through anonymous messages. One aspect of terrorism that is quite obvious is the underlying religious fanaticism. He calls himself an anarchist or a revolutionary or a martyr and he wants his religious beliefs to be heeded by the world. Using his religious fanaticism, he may incite others to join him in the senseless acts of terror. If such a person came to us and we saw some of these features in his history, we would think of giving him homeopathic medicines like Merc sol, Sulphur, Anacardium, Nux vomica or Staphysagria. These might hopefully change his outlook towards life and turn him into a humane human.If a terrorist is in custody and exhibits the symptoms described above, homeopathic medicines like Stramonium and Hyoscyamus may help control his delusions, make him less destructive and remove his hatred and intolerance for others and other religions. For homeopathic consultation for your symptoms you may visit Homeopathic Healing or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to meet the Homeopathic Specialists. Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by good and qualified homeopathic specialists is necessary to treat the complaints that appear during any disease. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease. The above-mentioned drugs are just a few of the remedies and are mentioned solely to create awareness about the efficacy of homeopathic medicines. (This post was previously published in our blog drvaishnav.blogspot.com on 11/15/2008.)