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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

STRESS TO HAPPINESS WITH HOMEOPATHY



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STRESS TO HAPPINESS  WITH HOMEOPATHY
Stress is common problem that affects every individual at some point in his or her life. it is the emotional
and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world.
Common stress reactions include:
  • Tension
  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • A variety of physical symptoms like headache, fast heartbeat, excessive sweating etc.
It’s almost impossible to live without some stress, but what causes stress for one person may not be
stressful for the other. However, if stress is persistent and severe, it may harm one’s health, strain relat-
  • ionships with colleagues and friends and make life difficult.
Causes
There are many factors which lead to stress. Identifying the cause of stress and dealing with it in a positive manner can help. A few causes include:
                                                                                 Workplace stress
  • job dissatisfaction
  • Too much of workload and limited timelines
  • Lack of incentives and sufficient pay
  • Office politics
  • Conflicts with boss       
                                                                      Study stress
  • Exam preparation
  • Performance pressure
  • Peer pressure
  • Expectations of parents
Personal relationship (inter-spouse)
  • Conflict
  • Deception and betrayal
  • Hiding facts
  • Misunderstandings
                                                          Lifestyle
Heavy drinking
  • Excessive smoking
  • Lack of physical work
  • Insufficient sleep
(Conflict in personal  relationships can cause stress)
                                                                     Life events
  • Death of near one
  • Divorce
  • Mid life crisis
  • Exposure to mental or physical abuses at tender age
                                                                   Responsibilities
  • Financial worries
  • Inadequate food , shelter and clothing
  • Unemployment Other causes of
                                                              other causes of stress  
stress can also be self – generated, by having constant uncertainties or worries, pessimistic attitude
self – criticism, unrealistic expectations or beliefs, perfectionism, low self – esteem etc.
                                                                Sings and symptoms of stress
Physical symptoms
Behavioural symptoms
Headache
Eating more or less
Backache
Sleeping too much or too little
Muscle tension and stiffness
Isolating yourself from others
Diarrhoea or constipation
Procrastination , neglecting responsibilities
Nausea, dizziness
Using alcohol, cigarettes responsibilities
Disturbed sleep
Nervous habits (nail biting, hasty walk, etc.)
Chest pain ,raid heartbeat
Teeth grinding or jaw clenching
Weight gain or loss
Overdoing activities (e.g.exercising,shopping)


Loss of sex drive

Frequent colds
Overreacting to unexpected problems
Fatigue                                                              
Picking fights with others

Cognitive (Intelligence –related) symptoms
Emotional symptoms
Memory problem
Feeling tense or overwhelmed
Indecisiveness
Anxiety and negative thoughts
Inability to concentrate
Agitation and short temper
Poor judgment
Restlessness

Irritability and impatience

Inability to relax

Sense of loneliness and isolation

Depression or general unhappiness

                                     Stress can cause or worsen many medical conditions such as
  • Chronic pain          Heart disease               High blood pressure
  • Allergies                 Diabetes                       Eating disorders
  • Migraine                Asthma                         Cancer
  • Ulcers                    Menstrual troubles      Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Heartburn            Obesity                           Skin problems
Coping with stress
Facing the factor causing stress and not running away from it is the most practical method to deal with
stress. Following are a few tips that can help you come out of stress.
·         Maintain a positive attitude towards life
·         Get physically active by exercising regularly
·         seek emotional support from your family, friends and other care providers like counselors
·         Have a healthy diet  with more proteins and less fats
·         Consume lots of fruits and fluids
·         Develop interest for relaxation techniques like sports, entertainment, meditation, etc.
·         Variou asanas of yoga also impart a peaceful effect , both physically and mentally. ‘Shavasana’ is one well known asana that relieves stress.
·         Sleeping  your worries away is also a good option
·         Smile as much as you can , even if you don’t feel like! you can also laugh your  way to mental and physical fitness by joining daily laughter sessions.
·         Take a break from your work and go for a rejuvenating holiday
·         Take time for personal  interests  and hobbies
·         A regular exercise program relaxes muscles, lowers resting pulse, lowers the risk  of high blood pressure, and decreases stress hormones
·         Decreasing everyday expenses is also an important part of managing financial  stress. keeping track of monthly expenses and itemizing bills can help identify ways to cut costs.
·         (DECREASING EVERYDAY EXPENSES IS AN IMPORTANT PART OFREDUCING FINANCIAL STRESS)
·         If there are too many tasks to do, make a list and prioritize. the most important task should be handled first. less important tasks can be done at a later time, or can be delegated.
·         (IF THERE ARE TOO MANY TASKS TO DO , MAKE A LIST AND PRIORITIZE)
·         Try to control your negative emotions like irritability, anger and physical or  verbal  aggression. learning to control them is vital . some simple methods include:
·         Breathing deeply in and out
·         Counting to 20 before speaking
·         Retreating to another room
·         Calling a friend
·         Reading a magazine
·         Taking a hot bath
·         Stress can also be released through activities such as crying , laughing, writing and exercising
·         (COUNTING FROM 1 TO 20 BEFORE SPEAKING CAN HELP CONTROL VERBAL AGGRESSION AND CHECK STRESS RESULTING DUE TO IT)
                                             What Can Homeopathy Do?
Stress may occur due to various reasons. A qualified homoeopathic should be consulted for the selection of right medicine empirically used for treating stress are given below:
Aconitum n; Acid phos, Argentum nit., Arsenic  alb ., Coffee , Gelsemium, Lachesis, Naturm mur ., Nux vomica , Silicea and Tarentula h.
                                                    General instructions
·         Medicine should be taken after cleaning the mouth and preferably in empty stomach
·         Strong smelling  substances like onion , garlic etc. should not be taken within half an hour before and after taking the medicine
·         The medicine should not be taken if the white globules turn yellow, or if the sediments appear in the liquid form of medicine
·         Homeopathic medicines act better in patients  who are not addicted  to tobacco products. it is therefore, advisable to restrict the use of cigarette, bidi, pan masala, alcohol, narcotics, etc. when one is under homeopathic medication.
·         If patient doesn’t improve or becomes worse at any time, then a qualified homoeopathic doctor should be consulted
·         During treatment, no other medicines should be taken, unless suggested by a qualified homoeopathic doctor
·         Keep the medicines:
·         Away from strong smelling substances like camphor, menthol etc.
·         In a cool, dry place away from direct exposure to sunlight
·         Away from the reach of children.