HOMEOPATHIC STRESS RELIEF
Looking for a gentle way to ease stress, anxiety, and depression? Homeopathic remedies offer nontoxic solutions that have been used for centuries to treat many ailments, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Although there is an ongoing debate in conventional medicine about its effectiveness, homeopathic therapy’s age- old wisdom has been bolstered over the years by clinical observations showing it works for many people.
Here are my top five choices of homeopathic remedies to help calm and soothe acute or chronic anxiety, stress, and depression. These remedies are sold individually and in combination formulas. Use a C potency, and follow label instructions for dosing.
ACONITUM NAPELLUS, also called monkshood, has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. The roots produce aconite, which is useful for anxiety, panic, and insomnia.
GELSEMIUM comes from a flowering vine and is particularly effective when treating stress caused by a specific event, such as appearing in front of a group. It’s also good for general nervousness.
NATRUM MURIATICUM is the homeopathic version of simple table salt. It can help with mental strain, anxiety, irritability, and worry.
PULSATILLA is an effective remedy for people who are depressed or sensitive. It’s also useful for people dealing with anxiety that results from hormonal fluctuations, and is commonly recommended for anxiety and depression associated with PMS.
SEPIA is good for both anxiety and depression. It’s particularly helpful for people who are feeling overwhelmed. It’s often recommended for women.
A great advantage of homeopathic remedies is that they’re widely available and relatively inexpensive, making them an attractive choice for those seeking gentler health solutions. For more in- depth support, a trained homeopathic doctor can help you refine your program by prescribing a customized remedy or formula. To find a homeopathic physician in your area, visit national center for homeopathy. org. — Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, MS