Anxiety / Stress Treatment
WHAT IS STRESS?
Stress is a natural reaction of not being able to cope with specific demands and events. The body reacts to these changes with physical, emotional, and mental responses. However, stress can become a chronic condition impacting health, if a person does not take steps to manage it.
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Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and it can even be essential to survival. The body’s fight-or-flight mechanism tells a person when and how to respond to danger and ready to avoid danger.
If the stress is continuous or there are too many stressors at one time, it can lead to physical and mental health issues. When a person senses stress, certain hormones come into action that either helps fight the situation or run away from it. The hormones released in stressful conditions include cortisol and adrenaline. These lead to increased heart rate, alertness, accelerated breathing, high blood pressure, and tightening of muscles. The repeated attack of this stress mechanism has harmful physical and psychological effects.
Stress can be divided into 2 types :
- Acute Stress
- Chronic Stress
This is a most common form of stress, it’s of short duration. Acute stress often develops when considering the pressures of events that have occurred earlier or are about to happen in the near future. For e.g. it could be a recent fight or any recent financial stress or deadline to be achieved.
Acute stress usually comes from new stressors, immediate effects, and immediate solutions. The symptoms of acute stress include increased heart rate, anxiety, shortness of breath, palpitation of the heart, increased sweat, and tension headache.
Stress remains for a longer duration and persistent. Chronic stress impacts the body and makes it difficult to come to its normal activity. For e.g. Poverty issues, Relationship issues, Continuous stress in the office, etc. It contributes to many health issues to different systems of the body.
Causes of Stress:
Everyone has different stress triggers. Different people react to the same kind of stress in different ways.
- Being unhappy at workplace
- Having an excess workload or too much responsibility
- Working long hours.
- Financial problems
- Difficulty in relationships, marriage
- Being too busy
- Negative thinking
- Thoughts away from reality
- Demanding perfectionism in everything
- Job loss, unemployment
- Any chronic illness
- Death of a closed/ loved ones
- Stress after a traumatic incidence like abuse, violence, natural disaster or an accident (a condition known as PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder)
Symptoms can be divided into Emotional, Physical, Behavioral, Cognitive level :
Emotional Symptoms –
- Anxiety and distress, worry
- Moodiness, irritability, or anger
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Depression and general unhappiness
- Loneliness and Alone feeling
- Other mental or emotional health problems
Physical Symptoms –
- Body aches and muscular pains.
- Neck pain
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea, dizziness
- Chest pain, rapid heart rate
- Loss of sex desire
Cognitive Symptoms –
- Poor judgment
- Seeing only the negative
- Memory Weakness
- Forget fullness
- Concentration difficult
Behavioral Symptoms –
- Eating less or overeating
- Sleeping less or oversleeping
- Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
- Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
- Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR STRESS
- Arsenicum Album – For Stress and Anxiety
Arsenicum Album is one of the best homeopathic medicines for stress leading to anxiety. Anxiety affecting gastric complaints. It’s one of the best remedies for acute stress. People who are perfectionist and wants everything neat and clean. People suffering from the fear of loneliness, darkness, or being imperfect are provided with this medicine.
- Argentum Nitricum
This is the most common medicine prescribed to a person suffering from the problem of anxiety. Fear of height. Anxiety and stress due to uncertainty. People who are claustrophobic, hypochondria, fear of daily routine. Stress because of a lack of self-confidence.
- Kali Phos
Stress arises from the overstraining of the mind at the workplace or home. A constant state of worry and cares leads to anxiety, sad feeling, irritability and restlessness, and maybe over-sensitive to noise and light. The person feels exhausted, fatigued, weak, and extremely nervous. Sleeplessness because of stress is also treated in homeopathy.
- Ignatia Amara
Stress arising from acute, sudden shock, the grief over the death of a near or dear one, or disappointment in love can be treated with Ignatia. The person needing this medicine has constant negative thoughts, always irritable, cannot bear sympathy from others, mood changeable, indifference to loved ones. People who get frightened easily.
- Natrum Mur
Natrum Mur is useful for chronic stress leading depression. They are hurried, anxious, and hopeless about the future. This may help chronic stress and mild depression. Natrum Mur is also useful for treating hair loss resulting from stress and depression. Consolation tends to worsen the condition
Other Medicines are :
- Coffea Cruda
- Aurum Met