STRESS MANAGEMENT WITH HOMOEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT
Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it has the wondrous ability to motivate and optimize your performance. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s high time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance.
It's a famous saying that the best way of defeating your enemy is by knowing about it. Therefore for protection from the enemy in the form of stress, having knowledge about it is very important. Every individual is different. So, they have the tendency to react to various situations differently. Hence manifesting itself through various signs and symptoms such as:
- Inability to concentrate
- Poor judgment
- Seeing only the negative
- Anxious or racing thoughts
- Constant worrying
- Emotional symptoms like Depression or general unhappiness
- Irritability, or anger
- Loneliness and isolation
- Physical symptoms rapid heart rate
- Behavioural symptoms such as Eating more or less
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Withdrawing from others
- Neglecting responsibilities
HOW MUCH STRESS IS TOO MUCH?
Drawing an analogy from the Stress in physics, smaller and required amount can transform a piece of metal into a beautiful frame but a larger stress can lead to deforming or breaking the metal. Hence it’s very important to know your own limit. But just like different metals, different individuals also have a varied tolerance of stress. So how much stress is “too much” differs from person to person. Some people seem to be able to roll with life’s punches, while others tend to crumble in the face of small obstacles or frustrations. Some people even thrive on the excitement of a high-stress lifestyle. Therefore stress cannot be quantified and generalized for the mass.
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR STRESS
A number of homeopathic medicines are effective in treating disorders, for the individuals who have learnt the wrong way of handling or responding to stress. It is not possible to enlist all of them here as every individual is different. So here are few frequently prescribed medicines according to their key symptoms:-
(a) Homoeopathic remedies for anxiety related problems: Argentum Nitricum and Tarantula are very effective in controlling the anxious behaviour.
(b) When Anger is the Key symptom: Nux Vomica and Staphysgaria are meant for the easily angered and impatient ones.
(c) When grief is the cause: Ignatia and Natrum Mur where long-standing grief is a reason for stress response.
(d) For those who are ‘Overworked‘: Kali Phos is for a good individual who over-stretches himself physically and mentally. It is a great homoeopathic remedy for those have ‘burnt out’ their minds for overwork.
Along with homoeopathic treatment, there are certain assistive therapies that go well.
I will conclude by quoting William James "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another".