Are you calm before the storm? 

Nervousness, Nervous Tension, Nervous Debility and Homeopathy

"I was nervous before the storm even arrived."  "I was nervous being in the house by myself." "I was nervous watching the news on television!"

The storm has passed, clean up has begun and most of the media is moving on to other topics. Even so, it’s compelling to write about how the 24 hour news media latched on to the story of Hurricane Irene, and somehow made it seem as though nothing else in the world mattered or was happening. It’s easy to get caught up in the drama. After all, people’s lives and livelihoods are in harm’s way; structures and landscapes are in danger of being altered forever; and mixed in with all the images and talking heads is potentially useful or even life-saving information for those of us who were in the path of the storm.

Although it should be obvious that “hyper-exposure” to such events can cause stress, nervous tension from so much media attention and focus may also be more subtle. These are the occasions where the gentle, natural healing action of homeopathy can be especially helpful.

In “The Biochemic Handbook, author J.B. Chapman uses the term ‘Nervous Debility’. "This is a state where nerve force is being used up more quickly than it can be generated, and when we recognize this simple fact we realize that to stimulate the nerves with so-called "tonics" is one way of aggravating the trouble... Grief, worry, undue mental exertion, irregular habits, emotional extravagance; these are the parasitical influences which rob the nerves of their vitality. Treatment should aim to increase the supply of nervous energy and to bring the nerves back to a state of normal tranquility."

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A balancing influence whenever any of us are physically and mentally stressed. This homeopathic remedy combination of cell salts offers healing support when nerves are pushed to the test, when life’s challenges seem a bit overwhelming.

Whether the stress comes from tension, pain, fear, anger, weakness or a host of other sources, this gentle homeopathic remedy combination is perfect for growing minds and bodies. Because they are made from minerals critical to our cells, cells salts provide the gentlest, most straightforward way to restore balance, health, vitality.

Homeopathic Ingredients

Kali phos - The nerve nutrient of cell salts can ease physically or emotionally stressed nerves.
Calc fluor - This cell salts gives tissues structural support and bounce-back-ability.
Calc phos - The growth and repair cell salt offers strength and relief to cells trying to grow, convalesce or keep up with daily repairs. It can be especially apt for kids to relieve study headaches, growing pains, sugar highs and periods of discontentment.
Mag phos - This very relaxing anti-spasmodic cell salt can be called on w

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Calming, stabilizing homeopathic relief when stress leads to sadness, fatigue, irritability and sleeplessness.  Stressed nerves, aging nerves, grieving, angry, tired and sleepless nerves, can all benefit from this remedy’s unique, nerve soothing formula. This classic combination provides calming comfort to overtaxed nerves without adding the stress of contra-indications or groggy side effects.

Every single remedy ingredient in this unique combination’s calming, nerve-stabilizing formula, applies to situations in which stress, fatigue, grief or emotional turmoil can cause a downward spiral of sadness, weariness and sleeplessness. As its relief is non drowsy, non habit forming and 100% worry free for all ages, it can be applied whenever dark clouds are hovering nearby.

Homeopathic Ingredients

Kali phos - The nerve nutrient cell salt, offers balancing, revitalizing support when injury, illness, stress or sadness result in a heavy, yet restless fatigue, sleeplessness or loss of nerve power.
Ignatia - Homeopathy’s emotional first aid remedy, relieves nerves frayed by a range of emotional stresses, including grief, loss, breakups, disappointment, homesickness, anger, jealousy or just sadness.
• Agnus castus - This unique remedy made from the Chaste Tree is known to help lighten the sadness and depressed spirits that can haunt the weary.

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Key Single Homeopathic Remedies for Nervousness & Nervous Tension

Single homeopathic remedies are derived from a single source - primarily plant, mineral or chemical. They are the essence of homeopathy and therefore engage all the principles and concepts that make homeopathy a comprehensive system of healing. Highly multifaceted, most single remedies address a wide array of health issues.

Kali phos: The cell salt nerve and brain cells depend on most, Kali phos (potassium phosphate), helps nerves recover, relax and regain strength. Kali phos offers balancing, revitalizing support when injury, illness, stress or sadness result in a heavy, yet restless fatigue or loss of nerve power.

Lycopodium: From nerves and indecision to colds and digestive troubles, this remedy’s range is extensive, especially for those who worry and battle with self confidence (too much and too little).  Other characteristics include fear of change, irritability, obstinacy, stage fright and exam nerves. Worried, indecisive young boys with low self confidence often find it very beneficial.

Ignatia: For emotional trauma, grief, disappointment, anger, fear or even homesickness, Ignatia can add clarity and help balance nerves and sadness.  It also helps you avoid or ease many stress-related ailments, especially if marked by a lump-in-the-throat sensation and much sighing.

Pulsatilla: This homeopathic remedy specializes in affectionate, clingy, sometimes moody children or adults who hate hot stuffy rooms and crave fresh open air.  Other characteristics include anxious dreams, restlessness and a constant need for sympathy and fresh air.

Potency:

1. Start low so you can grow, clearing symptoms as potency increases. 6X is our standard.

2. Lower potencies cover a wider range of symptoms, so are ideal if you are not certain
which remedy to choose.

3. The more severe the symptoms, the higher the
potency you can use.

4. The higher the potency, the less often you dose. Either way, stop when symptoms improve.

5. Physical symptoms respond well to low potencies, mental emotional symptoms often
respond better to 30x or higher.

6. High potencies sometimes stimulate more healing aggravations (like the purging of a sinus infection), so beginners might start with low
potencies and increase slowly if needed.