Anything that poses a threat for our physical, mental, emotional and psychological well-being can be termed as stress. Also, the way in which you respond to a threat or any challenge can be termed as stress. It can occur due to disturbances in our finances, work, relationships or imbalances in any other areas of life.
Stress presents itself in form of:
Mechanism behind stress
Stress is actually our body’s defense mechanism against danger. Generally, when there is a threat, our nervous system releases a flood of stress hormones like adrenaline as well as cortisol, as a defense against the identified danger. These hormones prepare and instigate the body for immediate action, giving rise to a number of changes in our body like elevated heartbeat, rise in blood pressure, tightening of muscles, etc.
Is stress bad?
Stress isn’t always bad. It can at times motivate you to be more productive and give better results. In some cases, like when you are starting a new job or planning a big professional event or even a personal one like a wedding, stress can help you focus and motivate you to do well. So, while short-term stress might be beneficial at times, long-term stress or chronic stress can harm your health, can even lead to depression that has alarming effects on ones physical as well as psychological well-being. In many people, it can also lead to heart attacks, violent actions or even suicide.
Chronic stress can go unnoticed for prolonged time, as people can become used to it, unlike acute stress, which has an immediate impact and solution. Ongoing financial crisis, broken relationship can cause chronic stress. This stress needs to be treated medically to avoid any further health complications.
Can homeopathy help treat stress?
Homeopathy can definitely help treat stress. In fact, it is an effective treatment for stress because it is a holistic medical practice that treats the person as a whole and not only the external symptoms. It addresses the underlying emotional & psychological issues as well that usually are seen as triggers for stress. Homeopathy recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and treats him/her accordingly.
Homeopathy takes into consideration a lot of factors such as the mental/emotional state of a person, the location of the symptom, the reaction of the person towards the stressor, susceptibility to stress, family history and more. All these issues are addressed and analyzed by the practitioner, allowing her to recognize underlying causes of stress and administer a fitting remedy.
Thus, homoeopathy can be used to address problems related to stress and anxiety effectively.
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