Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
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Homeopathic remedies are safe and effective in providing relief from the various physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of stress. In order to find the remedy that is best for you, first narrow down the primary cause of your stress (ie: work, anticipation of an event, fear, or other emotional issues).
Next look at your mental and emotional reaction to the stress. Every person experiences stress differently. Some of us become anxious and fearful, while others become angry or agitated. Some of us retreat from the world, while others have a combination of all the reactions above.
Use the following guide to find the remedy that best fits your needs.
Top 10 Homeopathic Single Remedies for Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
Aconitum: This remedy is recommended for emotional stress, fear, anxiety, panic attack, shock, and feeling claustrophobic in large groups. People needing this remedy are usually restless and frantic after hearing bad news or after an accident. They desire company which may help them calm down. The stress can manifest into heart conditions (i.e. heart palpitation, angina) and also inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
Argentum nitricum: This is an excellent remedy for emotional stress caused from anticipation and for anticipatory anxiety. There is dread of ordeals, anticipation, anxiety about their health, and nervousness around important engagements such as exams or a job interview. People needing this remedy are often hurried, anxious, excitable, and tend to crave sweets. The stress usually manifests into digestive issues (i.e. diarrhea, colitis) and also neurological issues such as twitching, tremors, or seizures.
Arsenicum album: This remedy is recommended for emotional stress around health, perfectionism, being on time and deadlines. These individuals are fastidious, and time pressure can be a major source of stress in addition to health issues such as fear of disease and fear of poverty. The stress can manifest as stomach disorders (diarrhea, anorexia), skin disorders (eczema), and respiratory issues (asthma).
Bryonia: Is a great remedy for stress related to business and financial issues. People who need this remedy tend to be hard workers but they have a deep insecurity and fear of poverty, they are irritable and like to be left alone. The stress manifests itself usually as physical pain or stiffness in the muscle and joints.
Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is recommended for stress from overwork or financial pressures. People who need this remedy are conscientious workers but can burn out and get stressed around deadlines, performance anxiety (skill performance and reviews), and financial security. They are deeply affected by hearing bad news, and they tend to worry for loved ones' safety and health. The stress can manifest into depression, obesity, stomach disorders (constipation), and nail and skin disorders.
Gelsemium: This remedy is great for stress from stage fright and anticipation anxiety. The stress manifests into weakness in the physical, mental, and emotional state of the person. There is trembling with fright and great fatigue, the legs feel heavy and shaky, and there’s a foggy, dull feeling in the head and flu like symptoms. The stress can manifest into chronic fatigue and weakness.
Ignatia: This is an excellent remedy for emotional stresses from criticism, disappointment, guilt, homesickness, humiliation, loneliness, loss, and shame. There is great jealousy, suspiciousness, and defensiveness. The stress effects mostly the emotional level with the person being very tearful and weeping. The stress can manifest into depression.
Natrum muriaticum: This remedy is recommended for emotional stress related to grief, disappointed love, and loss. The person needing this remedy is very sensitive, reserved, and uncomfortable talking or showing their emotions. They prefer to be alone with their grief, and they dwell on their past losses and humiliation. They feel worse for sympathy or consolation. They are very sensitive to the suffering of others. They crave salt and tend to be constipated and the stress can manifest into deeper emotional issues such as depression and insomnia. The stress can manifest into severe headaches, migraines, allergies, and digestive issues.
Nux vomica: This remedy is great for people who experience stress from work, business worry, and finances. They tend to be ambitious, goal- orientated, driven, competitive, like to win, and can be workaholics. When under stress the stress can manifest as irritability, aggressiveness, (road rage), gastric conditions (ulcer), sleep disturbances, heart problems, headaches, allergies, and fatigue.
Phosphorus: This remedy is indicated for stress from fear and anxiety. The person needing this remedy has many fears such as fear of being alone, fear of the dark, ghosts, thunderstorms, and many others. They are startled easily, have vivid imagination, are suggestible, and have sensitivities to odors, sounds, and light. Generally they are chilly but enjoy cold drinks, crave sweets (especially chocolate), ice cream, and spicy food. The stress usually manifests in the respiratory system such as asthma but their is also tendency to bleed easily, nose bleeds and gum bleeds.
Popular Homeopathic Combination Remedies for Stress and Anxiety
Homeopathic combination remedies carefully blend key single remedies and are popular solutions if you experience difficulties assigning your stress symptoms to one of the single remedies listed above. Learn more about our Stress & Anxiety combination remedies.
Holistic Practices for Stress Managegment
Other ways to manage stress include maintaining a healthy life style, eating a healthy diet, exercising, practicing deep relaxation and meditation. As always, if the symptoms get worse or persist, see a doctor or a certified homeopath.