If you’ve been working from home, you might have noticed some new aches and pains, or other problems making an appearance. In this post, Heidi Weinhold, ND, offers advice on how you can use homeopathy to address different workday challenges. For more tips and articles, visit DoctorHeidi.net.
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Working virtually from home has its advantages, but it also has elicited a host of new medical conditions. Leg cramps, wrist cramps, eyestrain, headaches, and anticipatory performance stress are a few of the common new age complaints. Thankfully, age-old homeopathic remedies are here to save the workday.
The homeopathic medicine Gelsemium sempervirens 30C helps to relieve stage fright or situational stress. It helps to calm nervousness and shakiness before a before a large virtual presentation. It was found in Civil War kits to give soldiers courage before going on the battlefield, and this can be a good way to remember the remedy. Consider taking homeopathic Gelsemium when you need courage to face your fears.
Unavoidable work interruptions such as doorbells, sirens, garbage trucks, and grass cutters can lead to increased irritability and agitation. Homeopathic Nux vomica 30C is helpful for the Type A personality that experiences excessive irritability and anger at being interrupted over trifles, and feels like they’re losing control over their environment.
Eyestrain from computer use or prolonged exposure to artificial lights? That’s best addressed by Ruta graveolens 30C. It also relieves headaches that result from eyestrain. This medicine is made from the herb-of-grace plant that contains flavonoids called rutin, which are thought to strengthen blood vessels. Michelangelo used Ruta and believed it improved his eyesight. Ruta 30C is also used as a homeopathic first aid remedy for sprains, strains, lower back pain, and sciatica. It can help with pain and stiffness in the wrists, hands, low back, and legs, from repetitive motion at the computer. Keep Ruta 30C at your workstation for easy access at the onset of stiffness or eyestrain.
About. Dr. Weinhold: Heidi Weinhold, ND, is a naturopathic doctor specializing in homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and customized botanicals with a private practice in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. She holds a four-year degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Ariz., where her studies included drug-herb interactions, homeopathic intakes, dialoguing with physicians, and incorporating natural modalities.
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