Homeopathy for improving your ability to handle stress.

Stress is our body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat.  In a positive way, it helps you stay focused, alert and meet challenges. Acute stress may be adaptive and typically do not cause any health issues. But when you are constantly under stress, it may affect your overall health  and disrupts nearly every system in your body. Homeopathic Stress Management  remedies may help you deal  stress, anxiety and panic attacks

The effects of chronic stress

  • Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety.
  • Memory problems
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Weight problems and other eating disorders
  • Reproductive problems
  • Skin and hair problems, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema
  • Gastrointestinal problems, irritable colon
  • Aches and pains
  • Low immunity

Sudden shock or violent situations may cause acute stress reactions. Most people will recover over time. But in few people this can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD)

Common causes for stress

Stress can be caused by negative events or situations or by our own thoughts and attitudes.  Stress threshold may be different in different people. Common causes are major life changes, relationship difficulties, family issues, financial instability, loss of a job, long working hours, too much work responsibility, negative self-talk, pessimism, chronic illness or injury, the death of a loved one’s etc.

Managing stress naturally

Enough rest and sleep may help to manage stress. Our mind & body needs time to recover from stressful events.  Connecting to others and seeking out social support may help to deal the situations. Relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation may help. Eating a healthy diet & regular exercise also make our body and mind strong to reduce stress

Homeopathic Stress Management

Homeopathic medicines are selected according to individual peculiarities and how the person reacts and experiences the stress situation.  Rather than prescribing specific remedies for specific illnesses, homeopathic physicians select remedies based on each person’s unique symptoms.  A homeopath will usually conduct a thorough interview to fully assess the person’s individual symptoms. A carefully selected constitutional remedy will help to strengthen our mind & body and heal stress damage.   There are specific symptom matched remedies for acute stress and panic attacks.

Homeopathic remedies are proved in healthy persons and they showed similar emotional picture and intensity of symptoms in the proving. Below is the symptom picture of some homeopathic remedies to show you how complex and different homeopathic remedy selection is.

Aconite

This remedy is suited for panic attacks, suited for acute stress situations. Person may have dry mouth, fast heart rate, shortness of breath, flushed face, trembling and with intense fear.

Arsenicum album

Fear of being alone, restlessness and anxiety.  The symptoms may associate with indigestion and diarrhoea and they despair of their recov­ery too.

Gelsemium

Anticipatory anxiety, avoid crowds or public speaking.  Diarrhoea if they are anxious about something.

Ignatia

Sadness and grief from loss of loved ones.   Sensitive persons prone to mood swings, moving from laughter to tears.

Pulsatilla

They need company, consolation and reassurance from others. Weeps  easily with very sensitive mind and  changeable  mood . There may be  gastric problems especially after rich and fatty food.

There are some studies showing that homeopathy may work for anxiety.  This study found homeopathic Pulsatilla had anti-anxiety effects on mice.

Only a professional, well trained homeopath can do a correct matching of symptoms and analysis. Self prescribing will do more harm especially in complex emotional pictures.

Serious mental health issues need a doctor’s review and follow-up. Homeopathic remedies may be helpful in dealing stress situations more calmly and can bring back physical and mental wellness.

If you would like to know more or to book an appointment with  our Brisbane homeopath please contact us now.

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