For many New Zealanders their workplace is an environment where they are breathing recycled air and in some cases harmful chemicals. They may also be confined by an unnaturally sedentary lifestyle, work under pressure and stress, often travel regularly for work, and in many cases spend lengthy amounts of time away from the family.
Homoeopathy, along with recognition of and attention to balancing your individual stressors, can help you to maintain a state of ‘Wellness at Work’ even when you’re under pressure.
The following information may be helpful and relates to homoeopathic remedy pictures and information available in traditional homoeopathic texts. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using any homoeopathic remedy. Always read the product label. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.
Homeopathic consultations are assessed individually and based on the client’s unique totality of symptoms on a mental, emotional, and physical level. It’s important to remember to seek advice from a professional qualified homeopath to ensure you are receiving the right remedy to assist your health and wellness.
Let’s look at some instances and remedies where homeopathy can help:
Accidents: The key remedies to have in your work kit for accidents and injuries are Arnica for accidents, bruises, and associated shock. Hypericum for cuts, abrasions, lacerations, and crush injuries with sharp, shooting pains – it may assist in reducing pain and promoting regeneration of damaged nerves. Ledum for puncture wounds including needlestick injuries, animal and human bites; and Ruta grav for sprains and strains.
Colds & Flu: The workplace can be a great breeding ground for cold and flu viruses. For decades Anas barb has been used as a key remedy for prevention and can be useful for people who easily succumb to colds. In addition, take Aconite and Ferrum phos at the first sign of symptoms. Or for symptoms more like classic achy flu with lethargy then try Gelsemium. A runny nose with discharge that burns the nostrils indicates Arsenicum; the throat burns and the person feels weak, tired, and restless with a desire for sips of warm water.
Repeated sore throats, sinus, and/or chest infections suggest a weakened immune response and would benefit from constitutional homoeopathic prescribing as this will look in-depth in forms of chronic case management as opposed to acute case management.
Fright & Shock: After a fright, as in seeing an accident, Aconite is indicated for feelings of agitation and restlessness with a fear of death. Arnica is useful after mental strain, shock, and physical trauma. Ignatia for mental hysteria, loss of control, insomnia after grief, or disappointed love.
Stomach Upsets: Gastro bugs can occur at any time of the year and spread especially easily in the workplace. Proper handwashing is vital and should always be carried out before eating and after toileting. Arsenicum is indicated for vomiting and diarrhoea with burning pains, and better for warmth, a person is restless, chilly, and thirsty for sips. Colocynthis, for diarrhoea with waves of cramping pains, better for doubling over, heat and pressure. Ipecac is suggested for constant nausea that is not relieved by vomiting and diarrhoea in spasms.
Stress, Anxiety, and Over Working: Nux vomica is the most indicated remedy for the stress caused by overwork; it covers ailments such as irritability and impatience, insomnia with a craving for stimulants such as coffee, alcohol, drugs and stimulating foods. Gelsemium is great for anticipatory anxiety; when people anticipate even simple things with fear and dread. Lycopodium suits tense, irritable intellectual people; lacking confidence they become anxious before any ordeal with bloating and flatulence. Other possible stress remedies include Aconite for acute anxiety, agitation, and restlessness. Argent nit is also good for those with “nerves” due to worry of coming events, hurried and talkative they crave sweets. Restless anxiety, apprehension, and dread in high achievers who become overly fussy and fastidious indicate Arsenicum. Dizziness, exhaustion and an empty feeling from worry and loss of sleep indicate’s Cocculus.
Shift Work – fly in fly out: with so many people traveling, especially by air, to and from the workplace homoeopathy is a real boon. Nux vomica is the standout remedy for symptoms associated with changes in the body clock from time changes, shift work, or long work hours. Cocculus with its jet lag like symptoms and the nerve nutrient Kali Phos is also well indicated to support the nervous system.
For many, this kind of lifestyle also has an impact emotionally. Remedies that are commonly indicated are Ignatia for the grief and sadness associated with separation from family. Pulsatilla if feeling sad, lonely, and emotional. Nux vomica if, once back home, you’re constantly irritable and cranky with the family. And if you feel fed up, dragged down, want to be left alone and sometimes feel like running away from it all then take some Sepia, it will help bring back the joy.
Homeopathy offers support in restoring our body’s balance, health, and vitality. It’s important you seek professional advice from a qualified registered homeopath or your GP to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment for all that you are experiencing.
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