Bambusa arundinacea as an example of the typical phases and self-destructive behavior in burnout
The authors describe burnout from a psychological and homeopathic viewpoint, bringing out the characteristic phases of the illness, as well as the types of patients who suffer from it. Those affected, frequently very responsible and perfectionist types, need to learn on the path to healing how to become aware of their fears and to recalibrate their value systems, so as to alter self-destructive patterns of behavior. The case history shows Bambusa to be one of the most important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of burnout.
Key concepts: anxiety, Bambusa, burnout, depression, helper‘s syndrome, Poaceae (grasses), psychology, selfdestruction