Between the waning daylight hours and colder temps, winter can be a particularly daunting time. Add in the hassle of the holidays and you have a recipe for stress.
Stress is common for many, and according to Gallup, 80 percent of Americans experience it daily.
When being overwhelmed becomes the norm, symptoms can go unnoticed. This can lead to unwanted health issues down the road like lowered immunity and elevated blood pressure and cholesterol.
Here are common physical signs that you may be overloaded and not know it, and the homeopathic medicines that can provide some relief.
Jaw tension. If you notice jaw pain or soreness, especially after waking, it could be from jaw tension, which is a telltale sign of stress. You may unknowingly clench or tighten your jaw when anxious, or grind your teeth during sleep. If you experience jaw tension with hypersensitivity to stress, then use Ignatia amara 30C.*
Headaches. Stress is a common trigger for headaches. One study showed that an increase in stress intensity was associated with an increase in headaches. Use Kali phosphoricum 30C for tension headaches associated with intellectual fatigue. For stabbing pain from “ice pick” headaches, try Ignatia amara 30C.*
Racing thoughts and worry can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. This can lead to a vicious cycle where poor sleep quality contributes to more feelings of stress. If you have mental hyperactivity that is affecting your sleep, try Coffea cruda 30C.* Kali phosphoricum 30C can also be used for sleeplessness from overwork.*
Digestive Issues. You’ve probably felt butterflies in your stomach when nervous before a big event. That’s because your gut is sensitive to emotions and rich with nerves. If you’re affected by heartburn with anxiousness, try Argentum nitricum 30C.* For slow digestion related to stress, then Nux vomica 30C is best.*
For these Boiron single medicines, take five pellets three times a day, or as needed if stress symptoms are intense. Decrease frequency as improvement occurs. See a health care practitioner skilled in homeopathy for help pinpointing symptoms or to provide more accurate treatment options.
To learn more about homeopathic medicines that can relieve stress and sleep issues, download our free Boiron Medicine Finder app.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.