Christmas Survival with Homeopathic Remedies

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It’s the time of year when offices are wrapping things up, celebrations are to be had and it’s here in December when Christmas preparations start in earnest – the shopping, the cooking, the decorations and the family gatherings.

We all aspire to the ideal of a happy, peaceful, and joyful Christmas, however it can become anything but. The reality is that Christmas can be the best and worst of times – and the way we react to its pressures determines our experience.

Don’t let your Christmas be spoiled by exhaustion, anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness, digestive upsets, hangovers or disappointment. Here are some tips, tricks and some of the best common remedies to help you through these stressful times so your Christmas has the best possible chance of becoming a wonderful memory.

Aconite Napellus (Acon.)

  • Has a sudden shock
  • Is extremely anxious and fearful
  • Is very restless
  • Wants company
  • Thinks they might die

Argentum Nitricum (Arg-n.)

  • Dwells on things that may go wrong
  • Thinks and does irrational things
  • Is restless with the anxiety
  • Craves sweet or salty food

Arsenicum Album (Ars.)

  • Can’t sleep because of the anxiety
  • Is incredibly fussy
  • Worries about their health
  • Worries that something might happen to family members
  • Is critical and short-tempered
  • Can’t be reassured
  • Is restless with their insomnia
  • Is sleepless between midnight and 2 AM
  • Worries that people might break in to the house

Gelsemium Sempervirens (Gels.)

  • Lacks confidence
  • Trembles with anxiety
  • Feels weak with anxiety
  • Feels helpless and incapable of doing anything

Lycopodium Clavatum (Lyc.)

  • Has anticipation anxiety
  • Uses bravado or boasting to hide their anxiety
  • Becomes bossy or rude
  • Digestive complaints that worsen between 4 and 8pm
  • Has an insatiable appetite, or loses their appetite after a few mouthfuls
  • Is irritable, rude and bossy

Phosphorus (Phos.)

  • Has numerous fears and anxieties
  • Hates being alone
  • Feels less anxious in company
  • Is bright, cheerful and friendly
  • Is easily reassured

Chamomilla (Cham.)

  • Screams and cries
  • Cannot be satisfied no matter what you do
  • Is cross, contrary, or quarrelsome
  • Demands to be carried or rocked

Colocynthis (Coloc.)

  • Is indignant and offended
  • Develops abdominal cramping
  • Has to bend double with the pain
  • Is restless

Nux vomica (Nux.)

  • Wakes between 3 and 4 AM, insomnia
  • Is alert on waking at night but groggy in the morning
  • Overindulges with food and alcohol to excess
  • Is a workaholic and obsessed with business
  • Belches sour fluid
  • Has a hangover (hopefully not a child!)
  • Is irritable, impatient, and competitive
  • Urges and strains with bowel motions or vomiting
  • Competitive in games or activities and wants to be first
  • Sensitive to noise, light, sound, and other stimuli

Staphysagria (Staph.)

  • Trembles with anger
  • Stutters with anger
  • Tries to please others
  • Has trouble saying no

Kali Phosphoricum (Kali-p.)

  • Is mentally exhausted
  • Forgets things and finds it difficult to think
  • Is weak and fatigued
  • Is exhausted from overwork, worry, or excitement
  • Feels irritable with the exhaustion

Phosphoric Acidum (Ph-ac.)

  • Feels weak and feeble
  • Has been affected by grief
  • Doesn’t want to talk about it
  • Desires carbonated drinks or refreshing things such as fruit
  • Is exhausted and apathetic
  • Becomes withdrawn
  • Wants to go home to be alone

Sepia (Sep.)

  • Feels ‘sucked dry’
  • Shuts down on the emotional level
  • Is indifferent or irritable with family members
  • Feels better for being alone
  • Feels better for strenuous exercise

Coffea Cruda (Coff.)

  • Has racing thoughts
  • Is overly sensitive to stimuli such as noise, light, and pain
  • Overreacts to even pleasant emotions such as joy
  • Is excitable and restless

Ignatia Amara (Ign.)

  • Can’t sleep because of grief or disappointment
  • Twitches or starts on going to sleep
  • Cries, sobs, or laughs uncontrollably
  • Develops hiccoughs
  • Wants to be alone
  • Broods on the disappointment
  • Has a lump in the throat

Carbo Vegetabilis (Carb-v.)

  • Has tremendous bloating
  • Belches a lot
  • Feels weak and exhausted
  • Wants to be fanned
  • Has difficulty breathing

Pulsatilla Pratensis (Puls.)

  • Suffers indigestion from fats, rich food, or pork
  • Has changeable moods and symptoms
  • Weeps openly and feels better for sympathy
  • Has a low thirst
  • Feels the heat
  • Avoids stuffy rooms and prefers fresh air

Sulphur (Sulph.)

  • Develops heartburn after eating
  • Has sudden offensive diarrhoea first thing in the morning
  • Lacks appetite in the morning
  • Is generally lazy or “domestically blind”
  • Suffers from skin rashes or itching

Natrum muriaticum (Nat-m.)

  • Wants to be left alone to brood
  • Is easily offended by the slightest criticism or comment
  • Likes salt and fish
  • Avoids talking about their grief
  • Develops headaches with sun exposure


The remedies listed above are some of the common remedies that can help support and return joy over the Christmas holiday period. If the symptoms they treat are a problem for you not just at Christmas but all year through, it’s highly recommended you book a consultation with your local, fully qualified homeopath for a treatment plan based on your individual symptoms.

The team at CNHH wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Adapted from source:
Homeopathy Plus