In homeopathic medicine ailments such as food allergy, hypoglycemia, high blood
pressure, asthma and digestive disorders are regarded as being manifestations of stress,
so treatment is likely to be long-term and constitutional; however, in acute
circumstances, one of the following remedies may be useful, according to a person's
The following remedies can be used to treat stress-related conditions, such as
anxiety, nervousness, tension, and mental fatigue. Be sure to match your symptoms with the
remedy that has the most similar characteristics.
Ignatia imara (Ignatia)
Symptorns: Emotional strain; mental
stress; negative effects of grief, worry, disappointment, shock; hysteria; sad, moody,
sighing; insomnia; headache, often following anger or grief, which becomes worse from
stooping; intolerance to tobacco.
Worsened by: suppressing emotions, tobacco,
coffee, brandy, smoke or strong odors.
Better from: lying on the painful side, warmth, walking,
Symptom: Restlessness; overexcited state that causes
weakness and exhaustion; burning pains; chilliness with thirst for cold drinks;
expressive, animated, overdramatic; acute senses; bothered by light and noise; nervous-
ness and fear; sense that something bad will happen; fearful of being alone and crave
company; easily frightened or upset, though can be reassured or distracted; crave salt,
spicy food, ice cream; tendency to bleed easily (this should be evaluated medically);
Worsened by: cold or heat, lying on left or painful side,
Better from: massaging or rubbing; cold food or drink.
Your homeopath may suggest you learn some form of relaxation or meditation and perhaps
take supplements of vitamin B complex; taking exercise may also be advised.