HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR GRIEF

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Grief is an unavoidable part of life. It can be an intense and devastating emotion that all individuals experience at some point in their lives. Grief can be caused by anything from the death of a loved one to the end of a relationship. While it is a normal emotion, there are potential physical and mental health implications.

Those who are grieving may experience decreases in their cardiovascular health as a result of their declining emotional state. When we experience grief, it can be an overwhelming and crippling emotion that affects our entire being. While it is normal to feel overwhelmed and upset, if we do not allow ourselves to grieve, it can cause further issues. Unresolved grief can have serious effects on one’s overall physical and mental health.

Grief and the heart.

When someone is grieving, the emotional pain can manifest itself in physical ways. The body produces stress hormones like cortisol which causes bodily systems to function differently. When the body is in a state of stress and grief, this can cause the blood pressure and heart rate to rise, and can make the heart beat feel irregular. These physical symptoms are just the beginning of grief’s effects on the heart and cardiovascular system.

Grief and stress can cause long term changes in our bodies. Research has shown that prolonged, unresolved grief can lead to a decrease in cardiovascular health. Studies suggest that those grieving are at a higher risk for developing hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Grieving individuals also experience an increase in inflammation which can lead to further health complications.

Depression, anxiety and grief.

Additionally, those grieving are more likely to develop depression or an anxiety disorder which can further impact their cardiovascular health. Depression or an anxiety can put an additional strain on the heart and cardiovascular system. They can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms like drugs or alcohol abuse, overeating, or lack of exercise. All of these behaviours have a negative impact on cardiovascular health.

For those who are grieving, it is important to allow themselves to feel the emotions associated with grief and to receive support. Developing a positive stress management plan can help manage depression, reduce inflammation, and maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. Additionally, receiving support from family and friends can help those grieving find peace and comfort.

Grief is an unavoidable emotion that affects all of us at some point in our lives. It is important to remember that grief can have serious consequences on one’s heart and cardiovascular health in the long-term. It is important to understand the physical and mental implications of grief and to seek assistance when needed.By allowing ourselves to grieve, developing a positive stress management plan, and receiving support, we  can help to ensure that our cardiovascular health does not take a hit as a result of unresolved grief.

Homeopathic remedies for grief.

When it comes to treating ailments stemming from profound and complex emotional states, homeopathic remedies offer an effective alternative to conventional treatments. Homeopathic remedies are based on natural substances used to treat ailments and conditions by stimulating the body’s own healing and self-regulatory mechanisms.

Remedies for such conditions as grief, fright, anger and disappointed love are specific and individualized to treat each person’s particular heartache or ailment. Homeopathic remedies for grief include Ignatia, Natrum muriaticum, Aurum  metalicum and Phosphorus, which can be used to treat acute and chronic stages of grief.

Fright is a sudden and intense emotional trauma that can result in physical symptoms such as rapid and labored breathing, shock, trembling, terror and pallor. Homeopathic remedies often used to address fright or shock include Aconite, Gelsemium and Arsenicum. Disappointed love leads to feelings of sadness, helplessness and grief. Homeopathic remedies for disappointed love include Pulsatilla, Sepia and Ignatia.

Aurum metalicum

Aurum Met is linked to a range of emotional conditions such as grief, fright, anger, disappointed love, contradiction, reserved displeasure or financial loss. These emotional states can manifest in acute mental depression characterized by feelings of melancholy, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation. Corresponding physical symptoms can be seen in the form of increased blood pressure, valvular lesions of arteriosclerosis, a sensation of the heart stopping beating for two or three seconds, and oppressive feelings of the heart or soreness in the left arm.

Ignatia

Ignatia is an often-prescribed homeopathic remedy which has been observed to be effective for those affected by an emotional shock, conflict, disappointment, fright, grief and anger. Specifically, it has been seen to be helpful to those who have a rapid change of mental and physical condition, and manifests as an emotional state of grief or frustration. Ignatia has been seen to affect alert, nervous, apprehensive, rigid, trembling patients who suffer acutely in mind or body, and is additionally made worse by coffee, although not by tobacco. Furthermore, these patients often exhibit great contradictions in symptoms. As a result, Ignatia is seen to be one of the best remedies for treating these emotional issues.

Natrum mur

Natrum mur is a homeopathic remedy which has been suggested to have an affinity for the cardiovascular system, including the heart, kidney and spleen. Natrum-mur can help with palpitations and tachycardia; a feeling of coldness in the heart; weakened, rapid or intermittent heartbeats; and feelings of tightness in the chest and heart region. Natrum-mur is known for manifestations of chronic effects of grief, unrequited love, shock and anger; symptomatic depression and introversion; rumination on unpleasant past memories or lack of tears.

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a homeopathic remedy which is often prescribed to treat symptoms of grief such as feeling overwhelmed, a sense of disconnection, lack of meaning, and physical and emotional exhaustion. Research suggests that this remedy may be beneficial in alleviating symptoms of grief, including aiding in the regulation of emotions and providing a sense of grounding. The practice of prescribing Phosphorus to treat grief is based upon the homeopathic principle of ‘like cures like’, with the assumption that this remedy reflects the symptoms it is being used to treat. Further exploration into the long-term effectiveness of homeopathic remedies for grief, and Phosphorus specifically, is needed.

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