Stress can be physical as well as mental. Any emotional disturbance resulting from unusual unhappy events which requires abnormal over activity of mind or body or may be both termed as stress. Stress can be a symptom of various adverse circumstances. Stress symptoms are considered clinically important when they are abnormally severe, usually prolonged, when causes impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Symptoms of stress
Symptoms of stress mainly include:
Fear and apprehension
Increased startle response
Insomnia or disturbed sleep
Mental and physical restlessness
Lack of concentration or abstraction of mind
Loss of appetite
Loss of libido
Difficulty in swallowing
Numbness and tingling
Management of stress
Treatment is required when stressful thoughts become prolonged and leads to abnormal functions and sensations. Management of stress depends upon cause of stress.
Homeopathic management of stress – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.
This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat stress but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for stress treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for abnormal stress treatment:
Pulsatilla, sepia, Natrum Mur, Lachesis, Aconite, Arsenic Alb, Opium, Calcaria Carb, Stramonium, cuprum met, Hyocyamus, Gelsemium, argentums nit, lyssin, cannabis Ind, Lycopodium, kali Carb, camphor, Medorrhinum and various other medicines.
Allopathic management – Treatment is available by medication especially tricyclic antidepressants.
Other methods of management include – Hydrotherapy, Relaxation therapy, Massage therapy, Acupressure, Psycho therapy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga therapy etc.