Homeopathy for the Holidays

The holidays can be associated with a variety of emotions and feelings that are individual to each of us.  On the one hand, there is joy, warmth, excitement, and anticipation. On the other hand, there can also be feelings of disappointment, grief, loneliness, worry, stress, indignation, overindulgence, and exhaustion. This list of remedies are some suggestions that may support you at this time.

May your holidays be filled with joy and love.

Aconitum napellus – Great anxiety with restlessness. Fright, recent or long past. The symptoms occur after a sudden exposure to cold. This remedy can help in the first stages of a fever.

Arsenicum album – Fearful, anguished, and restless. This person desires company. There can be shortness of breath, a feeling of weakness and exhaustion, making this an excellent remedy for some flu symptoms. Also, can help digestion from spoiled food or diarrhea from a virus.

Ignatia amara – Secretly brooding over sorrows. Melancholy. Grief of long standing. Oversensitivity, vulnerability, worry that gets worse with consolation, anticipatory anxiety, mood swings. Muscle cramps, spasm and neuralgias.

Pulsatilla nigricans – Mildness, crying easily, needs consolation and company. Changeable mood, gloomy and morose or nervous depression. Worse from heat, better in the open air.

Nux vomica – Grumpy. Digestive upset, constipation. Bad effects of overindulgence, mental or physical overexertion. Irritable with a headache or sinus head cold. Feels chilly.

Staphysagria – Complaints from suppression of anger, indignation. Depressed spirits and hiding an upset over past injustices. Head cold, toothache or stye.

Using a homeopathic remedy for emotional or physical concerns is not a replacement for any needed therapy. The remedies above should be considered supportive. For any persistent physical complaints seek medical care.