How Homeopathy Helps Stress
Homeopathy alleviates the symptoms of stress and helps you achieve:
- more calmness
- less irritability
- fewer headaches and stomachaches
- and fewer of the myriad of stress-related problems listed below.
Stress affects everyone differently. It was thought until recently that the only damage of stress was psychological, but research now shows that constant stress affects the physical body as well, and this can be very serious at times. Call Richmond Homeopathy today for a free 15-minute consultation to discover how homeopathy helps stress and helps you reduce the effects of stress in your life.
According to a 2007 study by the American Psychological Association:
Three quarters of Americans experience symptoms related to stress in a given month:
- 77% experience physical symptoms
- 73% experience psychological symptoms
- One-third of Americans feel they are living with extreme stress
- About half of Americans (48%) feel that their stress has increased over the past five years
- Money and work are the leading causes of stress
Physical symptoms of stress include fatigue, headache, upset stomach muscle tension, change in appetite, teeth grinding, change in sex drive, feeling dizzy. Psychological effects of stress include experiencing irritability or anger, feeling nervous, lack of energy, feeling as though you could cry.
For two centuries homeopaths have believed in the interconnectedness of mind and body. Homeopaths see over and over that fixing an issue on the mental plane helps relieve problems on the physical plane. In an in-depth analysis, constitutional homeopathic treatment combines both the psycho and the physiological profile of the patient, with each given equal weight. This means that homeopathy helps stress and alleviates its symptoms through careful listening, analysis and finding the right remedy.
There are many remedies that help with stress overall. Nux Vomica and Staphysagria assist the stress that results from anger and impatience and Ignatia and Natrum Mur help when long-standing grief creates a stress response. Argentum Nitricum and Tarentula are very effective in reducing the stress of over-achievers. Kali phos is good for an individual who pushes himself physically and mentally. But there are other remedies that address some of the above symptoms more specifically. For example, someone might have a headache from stress, but is it a right-sided or left-sided headache? Is the pain cutting or throbbing? Does it occur every day or is there a pattern? During constitutional treatment these specifics are taken into account, in addition to the fact that the headache arrives with stress.
“The physician must penetrate into the inner recesses of symptoms; the very life of the patient must be opened and laid bare, Learn the fears, instincts, desires and the aversions of the patient. The remedy often crops out through the affections.” - J.T. Kent
As Kent advises, homeopaths look to understand the rich tapestry of our clients’ lives as we seek to find the cause and cure of their stress complaints.