Homeopathy Tips for 9/21/10 Stress

By far the most common complaint I receive from my clients is stress. It is a condition arising from daily life especially here in America where the pace of life is so very fast. It can also come from more unusual circumstances but is the result of the person being challenged in ways that they find harder to cope with.Homeopathy can help.

Most stress arises from issues of work, family, health and money. These for the underlying conditions that can not be corrected easily or quickly thus leading to stress. Most often the condition is outside of any direct control the person has in relation to the problem. Yet these conditions can cause great suffering when our relation to the problem does not bring the solution. Then the problem does not go away and seems to weigh the person down. This is our stress response. If their relationship to the problem could change the problem would then change as well. It all has to do with our ability to manage our emotional response, anxiety and fear.

Stress can show up in many physical ways also. It can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, general body aches and pains as a result of tension. One of the best treatments for the physical effects of stress is exercise. Exercise releases endorphins and can change our mood quickly. Little things can then be less bothersome. Our body also will respond by being in better physical shape.

Stress is not the same for everyone. For some it may be having a schedule to keep. For another it could be anxiety for a family member or the fear of losing their job. There obviously is no single remedy for stress because it is more about how the person responds than the stress itself. We must investigate what the triggers and issues are that is bringing the suffering to the person.

Asking the right questions during the case interview can be helpful. Most often they complain first that stress is the problem. Ask them then, “what is stressful”. After they have explained the situation you still may not know why it is stressful. You must ask again, “What about this situation brings stress for you?” It is necessary to dig deeper to discover the real feelings and fears associated with the situation. Only then can we get closer to the real symptoms of their stress. Pay close attention to the words they use to describe their feelings. They will speak in terms of the energy of the remedy and most often tell you in short order the kingdom from which the remedy is from. Secondly, only after hearing of their symptoms could we begin to repertize the case.

Before repertizing though it is necessary to really understand what is asking to be healed. When you can see the pattern of their stresses and how it has influenced their lives you can prescribe to a much bigger whole of the case. See how they have habitually responded to stressful situations in their life and how it has made them feel. Then you can select rubrics that best reflect the person and not just the current situation.

Here are some rubrics from the Complete 2009 Repertory that I find useful. They seem to come up more often than other mental rubrics. But be careful, if you use them they must fit the case you are working on.

  • Mind; ANXIETY; Trifles, about (39) : 4ALOE, 3Anac., 3Ars., aur., bar-acet., bar-c., bor., 2bung-f., calc., calc-i., catha-e., caust., 3Chin., cocc., 3Con., corv-c., dys-co., 3Ferr., graph., hura, hydrog., 3Ign., kali-chl., kali-sil., lact., lap-c-b., lat-h., laur., mang., 3Nat-m., 3Nux-v., phos., plut-n., sep., 3Sil., staph., sulph., thuj., 3Verat.
  • Mind; ANXIETY; Others, for (77) : acet-ac., 3Acon., aeth., androc., 3Arg-n., 3Ars., aur., 3Aur-m-n., 3Aur-s., bar-c., borag., calc-ar., calc-m., 3Calc-p., calc-s., calc-sil., carb-an., carb-v., 2carc., catha-e., 3Caust., chel., cocc., corv-c., culx-p., cupr., cyg-c., 3Dulc., falco-p., 3Ferr., ferr-p., fl-ac., germ., helod-c., hep., herin., ign., lac-del., lac-eq., lac-h., lach., lamp-c., 2lap-be-e., latex, leon., lsd, 3Manc., mand., merc., methylp-h., musca-d., naja, nat-c., nelu., nitro., 3Nux-v., onc-t., perh., perla, petr., ph-ac., 3Phos., phys., polyst., puls., 4RHUS-T., ros-ca-a., sac-alb., scorp., sep., 3Spig., 3Staph., 3Sulph., taosc., 2tax-br., uran-n., zinc.
  • Mind; ANTICIPATION (152) : 4ACON., 3Aeth., agar., 3Aloe, alum., 3Am-c., ambr., 3Anac., androc., ant-c., ant-t., 4ARG-N., arge-p., arist-cl., arn., 4ARS., aur., aur-m-n., 3Bar-c., bar-s., bell., blatta, bor., bros-g., 4BRY., cadm., calad., 4CALC., calc-p., camph., canth., 3Carb-v., 4CARC., carn-g., 4CAUST., chin., chir-f., choc., 3Cic., cina, 3Clem., 3Cocc., coco-n., 3Coff., colch., 3Con., crot-c., crot-h., culx-p., cupr., cyg-c., cyni-c-g., 3Cypr., cypra-e., cyrt-p., 4DIG., dros., dulc., dys-co., 3Ferr., 4GELS., geoc-c., 4GRAPH., hell., hep., hura, hydrog., hyos., 4IGN., iod., ip., 3Kali-br., 3Kali-c., kali-p., 3Lac-c., 3Lac-eq., lac-f., lac-lup., 4LACH., lamp-c., lap-be-e., lap-gr-m., lap-mar-c., lat-h., 3Laur., leon., levo., loxo-r., lsd, 4LYC., 3Lyss., m-aust., mag-c., 3Maia-l., mang., 4MED., 3Meny., 4MERC., meteo., mosch., 3Mur-ac., nabal., nat-c., 4NAT-M., nat-p., nat-s., nelu., 2nicc., 3Nit-ac., nitro., nux-m., nux-v., ox-ac., perla, petr., 3Ph-ac., 4PHOS., 3Pic-ac., 4PLB., plut-n., posit., propol., 4PSOR., 4PULS., rheum, rhus-t., ros-g., 3Ruta, sabin., salx-f., samb., sel., 3Sep., 4SIL., spig., spong., 3Staph., still., stront-c., 3Stroph., sul-ac., 3Sulph., syph., tax., telo-s., 3Thuj., 3Tub., ulm-c., uran., vanil., 3Verat., 3Zinc.
  • Mind; FEAR; Poverty, of (48) : adam., agath-a., aids, alli-m., ambr., anac., ant-c., ars., 4BRY., 3Calc., 3Calc-f., calc-s., calc-sil., cand-a., catha-e., caust., chir-f., chlor., 2clad-r., falco-p., fl-ac., gink., graph., hura, hydrog., kali-c., lach., lamp-c., med., meli., 2mus-m., nat-c., nat-m., 3Nux-v., ph-ac., phasc-c., phos., posit., 3Psor., puls., 4SEC., 3Sep., sil., stann., staph., sulph., telo-s., uran.
  • Mind; CARES, worries, full of (127) : acet-ac., aego-p., 2agath-a., agki-p., 3Alum., am-c., am-m., 3Ambr., anac., ant-c., ant-t., 2arg., arn., 4ARS., aur., 3Aur-m-n., 3Aur-s., bamb-a., bani-c., 4BAR-C., brucel., but-ac., 3Calc., calc-acet., calc-f., calc-p., calc-sil., cand-a., cann-i., carb-ac., 2carc., carn-g., caul., 3Caust., chel., 3Chin., chir-f., chrysan., cic., 4CIMIC., 2cinis-p., clem., 3Cocc., 3Coff., coff-t., colch., con., conv., 2corv-c., culx-p., curc., cyg-c., cypr., 3Dig., dros., dulc., dys-co., euph., fago., fic., geoc-c., graph., hed., hep., hyos., hyper., 3Ign., ilx-p., 4IOD., ip., 3Jug-r., 3Kali-br., kali-c., kali-n., 3Kali-p., kola., kreos., lac-leo., 2lach., lact., lap-c-b., loxo-r., 3Lyc., 2m-arct., mag-c., mang., med., merc-i-f., meteo., mur-ac., 3Nat-c., 4NAT-M., nux-v., 2op., ozone, perh., petr., 3Ph-ac., 3Phos., phyt., pic-ac., por-m., 3Psor., 3Puls., ran-b., rhus-t., ros-ca-a., ros-g., sac-l., sal-ac., 3Sep., sil., soph-m., 3Spig., stann., 4STAPH., succ., sul-ac., 3Sulph., telo-s., thuj., torul., ulm-c., uran., v-a-b., vac., zinc.Mind; FEAR; Happen; something will (191) : acet-ac., 2acon., act-sp., adam., aesc., agar., alli-m., alum., alum-p., am-c., 2amet., 2aml-n., 2anac., androc., anth., apis, aquilr-a., arge-p., 2arist-cl., 3Arn., 3Ars., asar., aur., aur-m-n., aza., bac., bani-c., 4BAR-C., bar-s., brass., bufo, c-di-o., cact., cadm., 4CALC., calc-s., 3Calen., cand-a., canth., caras., carb-an., 3Carb-v., 2carc., caruk-b., 2cassi-s., cast., 4CAUST., chel., chin-s., choc., chrysan., cic., 4CIMIC., cinis-p., 3Clem., cocc., coff., colch., coloc., corn-a., crot-h., 3Croto-t., culx., culx-p., cupr., curc., cyg-c., cypra-e., 4DIG., dros., dulc., elaps, elat., euph., falco-p., fl-ac., garden., gels., gins., glon., 4GRAPH., hell., hep., herin., hist., hydr-ac., hydrog., 3Ign., 3Iod., ip., 3Kali-ar., 3Kali-br., kali-c., kali-i., kali-p., kalm., kola., 3Lac-c., lac-eq., lach., lamp-c., lap-c-b., lap-gr-m., lap-mar-c., lappa, latex, laur., 3Lil-t., lsd, lyc., 3Lyss., m-arct., 3Mag-c., mag-s., 3Manc., mand., mang., mant-r., 4MED., mel-alt., meny., 4MERC., merc-aur., mez., morg., mosch., mur-ac., musa, nabal., nat-ar., nat-c., 3Nat-m., 3Nat-p., nat-s., nicc., 4NIT-AC., nitro., 4NUX-V., 2oci-s., oena., 3Onos., 3Pall., parat., 3Ph-ac., phel., 4PHOS., pic-ac., pitu-a., 4PLAT., plb., plut-n., propol., prot., psil-s., psor., pter-a., puls., pyrus, 3Rat., rhus-t., ruta, sabal., sabin., sang., sanic., 3Scut., 2sep., spect., spig., spong., 4STILL., stront-c., stry., sul-ac., sul-i., 3Sulph., syph., tab., 3Tarent., tax., thea., thlaspi, thuj., 4TUB., uran-n., uro-h., verat., wye., xan., zinc., 3Zing.

These rubrics are just a sample of how a person could possibly be relating to stress. You must receive the case and choose really good rubrics. Give the remedy for the whole person. When the simillimum remedy is given the person usually reports that they are doing much better and the things that used to bother them have become more of a non-issue than before. It’s like the dis-ease suffering just melts away.

I find that daily doses of a lower potency work best in “stress” cases. The person is living in an environment that they are having a hard time with and daily support is usually necessary. If there is a lot of physical pain or suffering I will start with the 6 or 12c potency. If there is not a lot of physical suffering then starting with a 9c is more appropriate.

The next time you have a case of stress it may be easier than you think to find your way. Remember to ask the questions that get them to share their feelings so you can discover what is really behind that general term; stress.

20 comments so far

  1. Yvonne on

    Thanks alot this is a good reminder.

  2. Dr.Maryam on

    nice presentation.plz write an article on fertility problems.

  3. Preetika Goel on

    Thank you so much for the article!!!

  4. Tammy Johnson on

    This came at the perfect time for me. Thank you very much!

  5. Dr. G.K.MohanachandranNair on

    Comparatively good article for everyone.

  6. dr.nilesh pendurkar on

    thank u dr.robert. this is a very good subject. Everyday we are coming with new patients with different stress.Psychosomatic diseases are increasing day by day.As u explained every person has its own indvidual stress. The stress for one person can be joy for another . Thats the individuality.while taking the case most of us are seeing thruogh our mind not not with patients.We must know the patient throgh his eyes ,what issue is important for him ,even that issue has no importance for us.so that we can understad the clear picture of the patient. Thats the individuality.FIRST KNOW THE PATIENT WELL U CAN FIND REMEDY EASILY.

  7. Gerald Field on

    Thank you for this clarification. I can see how that questions are important, with listening to the response, even pointing to the kingdom sometimes. This will be a great help in viewing cases.

  8. Asghar Ali on

    Dear Dr. To find out the causes of dis-ease is most important task in case receiving to prescribe. You often refer to Repertory 2009 in your tips. How can I get a copy if I need?
    Asghar Ali

  9. naomi on

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tips.

  10. mah-jabeen on

    thanks, this use ful remidies and commn problems in these days.

  11. Dr.Syed.G on

    Dear Dr. This article is good. Your tips of questioning
    the client are excellent.

  12. Dr.Syed Mubashir on

    Stress by means Hardship,Strain
    The most common complaint in our and under developed contries. usualy conditions can cause great suffering when our relation to the problem does not bring the solution.

  13. dr kirt on

    it was very information. thanks for it

  14. H.Dr Muhammad Ayub Khan on

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    With best regard to your efforts to send me the best reminder”Stress”. Stress prevails in every body but severity of stress is a complicated question to hit the extent for treatement. I uses sycopathy techniques along with Homeo remedies also. Your suggesions are helpful.I pay thanks a lot to your team.

    H.Dr Muhammad Ayub Khan

  15. mazharjamil on

    Stress is unavoidable in daily life. Human greed has put life into stress. I see children from nursery to highest degree scholars are under stress to perform excellent. It is do or die, so students take the course of latter rather the former. In the course of excellence, Each indivisual is excellent in different ways and one have to explore their own way of excellence. That is the right choice to avoid stress. Another name of stress is FEAR.
    The most common and natural fear in human being is FEAR from falling from top. All other fears are uncommon and all these uncommons are best repertory for the selection of c correct similia in Homeopathy (The most common TRIO for fear in homeopathy is (ACONITE- ARSENIC ALB-CHAMOMILLA)
    Besides this Fear of death(Nux.vom), Fear of EXAM (Gelsimium), Fear of pointed Instruments and fear of street corners, Crying of small babies out of fear and holds their cradlle firmly(Borax) are the other type of fear in homeopathy in selection of a remedy as the most peculiar symptoms which can help in our selection.

    Doc.mazhariihr Bsc(Hons)Hom.

  16. dr naseer on





  17. Dr.Ejazul Haq Siddiqui on

    good tips , nice presentation. would you please enlight the important and common problem i.e CKD (chronic kidney disease.
    thanks a lot.

  18. mulya Kumar Mishra on

    Good morning.
    The biggest problems in the world to-day is anxiety.
    Useful for practitioners.
    with regards,

  19. amla on

    tanks dr. and all of you for idea and every thing.

  20. azhar khan on

    thanks dr.robert nice presentation about stress.
    please lightened an article about thyroid disorder.

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