As wonderful as the festive season can be, all the rich foods enjoyed in excess around Christmas and New Year can come as a shock to the system. The result, usually compounded by holiday stress, is usually bloating, indigestion, sluggish digestion, and discomfort, but there are homeopathic remedies that can help you get through it.
The following remedies can help treat physical and emotional unwellness. Make sure you have them in your medicine chest or travelling kit.
Remedies For Stress & Anxiety
One of the first negative effects of the holiday period felt by many people is that of stress and anxiety. The Christmas rush at the shops is just the start of it. Some folk also have financial worries or must face the prospect of seeing relatives with whom they have a difficult relationship.
Argentum Nitricum is one of the best remedies to help people overcome the stresses that can arise from those situations. Homeopathic Aconite is a good remedy if those stresses make your heart pound.
Dealing With Anger
Heightened emotions, painful memories, the busyness of the period, uncooperative relatives, and high if not unrealistic expectations can make you feel angry, underappreciated, and resentful. Staphysagria is one way to start dealing with all that anger and those bottled-up negative emotions.
Such feelings can manifest in the body as urinary tract infections. Staphysagria can help heal those as well.
The last two months of the year are generally an almost endless parade of parties and events, which means plenty of opportunity to eat and to drink too much. Nux Vomica can help ease various symptoms associated with end-of-year-excess.
The festive season can bring with it increases chances of food poisoning as well, especially if you attend an increased number of catered events. Common symptoms include cramps, diarrhoea, and vomiting. If you need to treat those symptoms, Arsenicum is one of the best remedies with which to do it. You can always play pokies online while waiting for the remedy to have an effect.
Grief and Sadness
Every festive season is someone’s first holiday without a loved one, be they a parent, a partner, a child, a friend, or even a pet. Even if it is not the first Christmas without that person, the time of year still has the power to stir up powerful grief and sadness.
This may be accompanied by worry, mood swings, oversensitivity, and muscle cramps. The go-to remedy for this is homeopathic Ignatia.
Motion Sickness and Jet Lag
Life in the global village, as well as the attraction of a December holiday, mean millions of people travel by road, rail, air, and water over a few weeks. It also means there is a great deal of motion sickness happening, and that at least some people are going to suffer from jet lag.
You can use homeopathic Cocculus if you suffer from travel sickness, regardless of your mode of transport. The remedy is also good for jet lag. If you are afraid of flying, consider using homeopathic Gelsemium.