Homeopathy Treatment for Claustrophobia

Uploaded ImageClaustrophobia is a situational phobia triggered by an irrational and intense fear of tight or crowded spaces. It can be triggered by things like being locked in a windowless room, being stuck in a crowded elevator, or driving on a congested highway.

Claustrophobia is one of the most common phobias. If someone experience claustrophobia, they feel panic attack, although claustrophobia isn’t a panic disorder. For some people, claustrophobia may disappear on its own. Others may need therapy to manage and cope with their symptoms.


Symptoms of claustrophobia appear following a trigger for the phobia, such as being in a closed room or a crowded space. 

Symptoms of claustrophobia can include:

  • sweating
  • trembling
  • hot flashes
  • feeling intense fear or panic
  • becoming anxious
  • shortness of breath
  • hyperventilation
  • rapid heartbeat
  • chest tightness or pain
  • nausea
  • feeling faint or lightheaded
  • feeling confused or disorientated

These symptoms can be mild or severe. They also xperience:

  • avoid triggering situations, such as riding in airplanes, subways, elevators, or in cars during heavy traffic
  • automatically and compulsively look for the exits in every space you enter
  • feel scared that the doors will shut while in room
  • stand near or directly by the exits while in a crowded place

Many situations can trigger claustrophobia. Triggers may include:

  • being in a small room without windows
  • riding in an airplane or small car
  • being in a packed elevator
  • undergoing a MRI or CT scan
  • standing in a large, but crowded room, like at a party or concert
  • standing in a closet

Other places that can trigger claustrophobia include:

  • public restrooms
  • car washes
  • revolving doors
  • store dressing rooms
  • caves or crawl spaces
  • tunnels


Claustrophobia could be related to dysfunction of the amygdala, which is the part of the brain that controls how we process fear. The phobia can also be caused by a traumatic event, such as:

  • being stuck in a tight or crowded space for an extended period of time
  • experiencing turbulence when flying
  • being punished by being locked in a small space, like a bathroom
  • being stuck on crowded public transportation
  • being left in a tight space, like a closet, by accident


ACONITE : Useful for acute panic attacks in claustrophobic people. There is a fear of small places, crowded rooms and narrow streets.Useful when person gets anxious, restless with marked palpitations, and fears collapse. 

ARSENIC ALBUM : Useful for claustrophobia with fears, anxiety, and restlessness.

PULSATILLA : Useful for claustrophobia where the person has a fear of closed rooms and feels suffocated. It helps to open a window in the room.

LACHESIS : Useful for claustrophoba patient who cannot bear tight clothing, collars or bands around the neck for fear of suffocation.

ARGENTUM NITRICUM : Useful for claustrophobia with anxiety triggered by thinking about the closed, narrow rooms or places in which they are yet to go.e.t.c