In the 21st century, leading an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle is one of the most problematic concerns for all. Our increasing work pressures and sedentary lifestyles have led to serious health complications. According to a WHO report, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet contribute to about 2 million deaths each year and are the leading cause of life-threatening diseases and disabilities worldwide.
When stress, fear, anxiety, sadness, fatigue and numbness are normal and expected, emotional responses to health crises such as the Covid-19 epidemic cannot be ignored. According to the Indian Society of Psychiatrists, in the early stages of the epidemic, the incidence of fear, depression and anxiety increased by 20 percent. Anxiety causes not only headaches but also high blood pressure, insomnia, back pain, sciatica, respiratory problems caused by smoking and increasing alcohol consumption, among other important diseases. A clinical trial found that 58 percent of people with stress and anxiety benefited from homeopathic remedies. I have always believed in an integrated medical approach and homeopathy works in preventive routines and lifestyle management. It affects not only the current symptoms but also the psychosocial aspects of the patient. Therefore, we believe in giving patients medicine not only for their symptoms and diseases but also for improving their health-related quality of life.
Symptoms of Anxiety Neurosis are familiar: sudden, uncontrolled attacks of panic and anxiety during stressful times, such as interviews or important meetings. They are accompanied by weakness, sweating, headache, nausea and vomiting. Emotional pain is so great that patients often think they are suffering from a serious physical illness, and anxiety attacks can be misinterpreted as thyroid metabolic imbalance or heart disease. That would be wrong. Anxiety neurosis is a purely psychological disorder, usually affecting immature individuals with highly suppressed conflicts and instability.
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The correct homeopathic treatment depends on the organ or site where the neurosis manifests itself. Aethusa 200 will help reduce confusion during interviews and is good for “test funk”; Argentum Nit is useful in anxious, restless and impatient people. The Argentine personality is always in a hurry. Such people walk around the clinic waiting for their turn. Alzheimer’s is useful in cases of anxiety, sleep and trembling hands. Kali Phos 6x is a good medicine for healing nerves, and people with neurological disorders have no side effects even if they take it for a long time. Pulsatilla helps the stressed, anxious and moody types suffering from anxiety neurosis. Eating 10-12 drops three times a day calms the nerves. Prolonged use of sedatives can lead to tremors and general depression.
First, a headache is not a disease, but a symptom. The brain itself is incapable of any sensation; But the lining of the brain carries nerve fibers that are sensitive to pressure. Causes can range from brain tumors to meningitis, trauma or head injury, and high or low blood pressure. We are concerned about the headaches that cause a person who is under a lot of stress at work not to have the diseases listed above. Lifestyle causes such headaches. Overeating and gastric drainage can lead to headaches. Such headaches, which are associated with nausea and abdominal pain, respond well to iris versicolor. Constipation is often blamed on headaches. It is believed that toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream by the obstruction of the affected stool, which can lead to headaches. There may be no justification for this theory, because even those who fast have a headache. In addition, the headache problem “disappears” very quickly after defecation to be anything other than psychological. However, the so-called hunger headache caused by an empty stomach usually responds well to sulfur.
Headaches can also be caused by lack of sleep, which is a problem for executives, especially in the communication industries such as film, advertising and journalism. Such people find that even after sleeping for a long time, they do not feel refreshed and wake up with headaches. Nux Vomica Here is the doctor’s prescription.
Prolonged working in some types of occupations, such as bad air conditioned offices, causes headaches. The latter is mainly found when a certain currency should be kept throughout the work day, for example by data entry staff. A muscle in the neck bends or tightens – and a headache occurs when blood circulation is impaired.
Migraine is a pervasive, chronic headache that affects about 10 percent of our population. Common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision for several hours to several days. Studies at the Mayo Clinic have shown that migraines are five times more common in people with high blood pressure. Blood flow is again obstructed due to special reasons. Of the many medicines used for migraines, I have found Lac Defloratum to be the most useful. Other drugs include meningosperm (migraine associated with illness and sleep); Nicholam (made from metal nickel, periodic migraine in weak, nervous and intelligent patients); Onosmodium (left-sided headache associated with eye strain and weakness). Interestingly, studies of migraine patients have indicated that the specific personality of this disease is intensely ambitious and success oriented and is able to achieve great things in a short period of time, by driving itself into almost supernatural endeavors.
But suggest to a patient that he may be suffering from a tension headache and the possible reaction is to laugh at it and say, “What? I, in stress?” Stress is so ingrained in the fabric of our daily lives that we do not seem to recognize it. People accept stress at work and at home, and children bring it home from school.
I once had a patient who complained of headaches all over his head. She endured it for more than a year, and found it unresponsive to drug treatment and dietary changes. Her background? His father was a social worker, however, he did not practice what he preached. At home, he was a dictator who rarely spoke to his wife, and paid little attention to his family’s sensitivities. Questioning revealed that my patient was an exceptionally sensitive person and emotionally insecure to boot. I conclude that her headache originated in her subconscious. Of course, a few months later, he married a sweet-natured, loving girl and left his oppressive home. The headache disappeared.
Homeopathy recognizes both conscious and subconscious types of stress as causes of headaches: acidosis, (due to mental exertion); Coffee, (for those arising from mental arousal); Ignatia, (cause of grief); Nux Vomica, (due to anger).
Most workers accept headaches as part of their daily office stress and struggle with painkillers. But not all headaches can be taken lightly and treated at home. The most frightening category of headaches is caused by biological diseases. Of these, brain tumors have been overpowered by writers of stories and movies due to headaches. In fact, only about one percent of all headaches are caused by it. To tell if a tumor is at work, look for the following symptoms: vomiting, poor eyesight, weak limbs, and mental confusion. If these exist, consult a doctor at once for a thorough examination.
High or low blood pressure, often an executive feature, is accompanied by a throbbing headache (in the case of hypertension) and a dull, holistic headache, accompanied by a feeling of lethargy, running away and mental depression. Low blood pressure). When there is pain from a head injury, arnica is indicated (lack of concentration, insomnia and irritability). If the injury is chronic but the headache continues, Natrum Sulf is the choice. However, to be safe, check your teeth and ears first, if your headache is the result of a focal infection here. If eye strain – either due to poor eyesight or too much reading – is to blame, Ruta Ji provides relief.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the protective parts of the scalp. It is very common and causes associated headaches and recurs periodically, usually with local tenderness in the sinus areas.
Arsenic alb helps to relieve thinning, watery discharge, and coughing profusely. If the issue is old, constitutional remedy should be sought. Sinus headaches, which get worse in the sun and are associated with more discharge, require Natrum Moore. When the secretion becomes objectionable and the sinuses become septic, Pyrogenium is useful. When the headache is left-sided, think of Spiegel. For right-sided sinuses, sanguinaria is commonly indicated.
When the headache spreads from the back of the neck to the head, shoulders, and arms, and is associated with dizziness and perhaps fainting spells, take an X-ray. If it shows a narrowing of the gap between the two spinal vertebrae, then your headache is the result of cervical spondylosis. It is caused by sudden concussions, heavy weight bearing and bone diseases like osteoporosis. Some simple remedies and severe pain disappear.
Still, people use traction, diathermy, and dog collars around their necks for temporary relief. Rhus Tox, which works on muscle fibers, and Calcarea Flour 6x and Mag Phos 6x, which reduce muscle cramps, help reduce pain. Other drugs used are cocculus (associated with uterine spondylosis); Hypericum (associated with neuralgias); Laburnum (associated with stiffness of the neck, pain from the knee to the occiput, and nausea); And Lachnanthes (extreme stiffness of the neck).
Along with medication, a few simple exercises done for a few minutes at home can be of great help.
1. Slowly rotate your neck from side to side.
2. Rotate your neck clockwise and counterclockwise.
3. Lie on your hands behind your back on your stomach and raise your head.
4. Join your arms and slowly lift your shoulders up and down.
5. In case of severe pain, rotate the shoulder of the affected side clockwise and counterclockwise.
6. In case of moderate pain, bend both shoulders together.
(Dr. Batra has a chain of homeopathy clinics and has just started a book, Homeopathy: Simple Remedies for All).