Nervousness is a very common feeling that every person has experienced at some point in their lives. It is a feeling in which a person experiences fright, worry, anxiety, unrest, state of uneasiness and excitability all at the same time. Along with this palpitations are felt and sweat may appear on the palms along with shaking of the hands and blank mind. Homeopathic treatment of nervousness helps to reduce the intensity of nervousness and confront and deal with nervousness effectively.
It is normal to feel nervous in some situations. Some examples of common situations that can bring on nervousness in a person are going for an exam, attending a job interview, a doctor’s appointment, meeting strangers, business meeting or attending some major event in life etc.
Nervousness can occur in children also. Some of the life situations that can lead to nervousness in children includes problem at school, school change, divorce of parents etc.
- 1 Causes
- 2 Symptoms
- 3 Homeopathic treatment of Nervousness
- 3.1 Argentum Nitricum – Top Grade Medicine
- 3.2 Aconite – For Nervousness, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
- 3.3 Arsenic Album – For Anxiety With Trembling, Restlessness, Difficult Breathing
- 3.4 Gelsemium – For Persons Who Have Sensitive, Nervous And Irritable Personality
- 3.5 Kali Phos – For Nervousness, Anxiety With Sadness
- 3.6 Calcarea Carb – For Nervousness, Anxiety With Palpitations
- 3.7 Lycopodium – For Nervousness And Panic Attacks
- 3.8 Ignatia – For Nervous Sensitive People
- 3.9 Silicea – For Nervousness And Performance Anxiety
- 3.10 Phosphorus – For Nervousness And Restlessness In Crowds
Nervousness may follow some fear, anticipation (an emotion that can be excited feeling, pleasure, anxiety experienced while waiting about some event that is going to happen in the near future) or apprehension (a state of fear worry that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen).
Many people tend to get nervous in certain life situations but in some people an underlying health condition intensifies the feeling of nervousness. Some of these health conditions include anxiety disorders, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). other than this use of some medicines can have nervousness as a side effect and caffeine intake is also known to cause nervousness.
Nervousness is mostly caused by stress. The feeling of nervousness arises from stress response by body from interplay between the hormonal and physiological responses which are helping to handle the fearful situation.
Under stress the body produces and releases adrenaline hormones in blood. As a result the symptoms including fast beating of heart, quick breathing and increased energy occurs. This can result in nervousness and anxiety.
Symptoms of nervousness include stress, fear of losing control, palpitations, sweating of the hands, shortness of breath, dryness of the mouth, trembling, confusion and dizziness.
In case of children restlessness, loss of appetite, distraction, loss of interest in favourite activities and getting tired easily are some of the symptoms.
Homeopathic treatment of Nervousness
Nervousness is a natural response by a person facing any situation new to him / her. This is temporary and it subsides when the cause gets over. But when nervousness occurs frequently and severely for very minor reasons or it is persistent that affects quality of life and interferes in doing daily chores of life then medical treatment is necessary in such cases. Homeopathy has a great role in such cases of nervousness. There are many homeopathic medicines that can help a person to help cope with persistent nervousness. These medicines are of natural origin and offer a very safe and alternative treatment option for these cases. They help to reduce the intensity of nervousness and confront and deal with nervousness effectively. Homeopathic medicines for treating these cases are selected individually for every case after detailed case analysis. Any homeopathic medicine for treating nervousness should be taken under the supervision of a homeopathic physician.
Argentum Nitricum – Top Grade Medicine
It is a leading medicine for these cases. Persons who need this medicine are nervous, anxious type personalities. In them the complaints usually arise from anticipation, apprehension. For example from anticipating some upcoming event which is going to be held in future, or going to a doctor etc. Along with nervousness and anxiety they may get diarrhoea from anticipation. They also have performance anxiety. They are also full of fears. Some of the common fears that they may have include fear of heights, crowds, dark, failing or as if some unpleasant event is about to happen. Other than above they are very impulsive and tend to do things hurriedly.
Aconite – For Nervousness, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
This medicine is prepared from plant Aconitum Napellus commonly known as monkshood. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is a highly recommended medicine for cases of nervousness , anxiety, panic attacks. Anxiety, fear of death and restlessness are key indications for using it. Along with above there is shaking of hands, trembling, palpitations, and tingling in fingers, arms are present. With this they do everything in great haste and move or change position frequently. Fear of going out of house, fear of crowds, of speaking in public, narrow places, darkness are there that causes nervousness, anxiety where this medicine is indicated.
Arsenic Album – For Anxiety With Trembling, Restlessness, Difficult Breathing
This is a great medicine for intense nervousness, anxiety, restlessness driving from place to place and flushing up. This is mostly attended with difficult breathing. Fear, trembling, cold sweating are present with this. Additionally weakness and loss of strength with desire to lie down are there.
Gelsemium – For Persons Who Have Sensitive, Nervous And Irritable Personality
This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. This medicine is suitable for nervous, irritable, sensitive and excitable people. They feel nervous and fearful when appearing in public. They also get nervous from anticipation like when they have to attend an engagement or go to a dentist / doctor etc. In such situations along with nervousness they get emotionally excited, fearful with trembling and shaking. Diarrhoea is also an important symptom that happens along with these complaints. Apart from above they also marked anxiety about the present, future, and about health. Weakness, dizziness can also occur in addition to above given symptoms.
Kali Phos – For Nervousness, Anxiety With Sadness
It is a great medicine for nervousness, anxiety when arising along with sadness. Restlessness and trembling of the hands occur with this. There is also negative thinking where people view the dark side of everything. Persons who need it are very sensitive and have excessive weakness along with the above symptoms. Complaints arising from fright, grief and strong emotions calls for use of this medicine. Most people who require it have fear of crowds and open spaces.
Calcarea Carb – For Nervousness, Anxiety With Palpitations
This medicine is indicated when there is nervousness, anxiety attended with palpitations. Persons needing it feel shaking of body and fear of death along with anxiety. Sweating and nausea also accompany it. The anxiety usually is complained in the evening time by them. They also have some sort of fears like fear of some misfortune or something bad going to happen or of losing reason.
Lycopodium – For Nervousness And Panic Attacks
This medicine is prepared from plant Lycopodium Clavatum commonly known as club moss. This plant belongs to family lycopodiaceae. It is yet another prominent medicine for cases of nervousness, and panic attacks. In cases requiring it there is fear of breaking down under stress. Other than this nervousness with fear of public speaking, fear of failure and performing on the stage is present. There may also be fear in new situations attended with nervousness.
Ignatia – For Nervous Sensitive People
It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Ignatia Amara commonly known as St. Ignatius Bean. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. This medicine is for persons who have a nervous and sensitive nature. Its use is considered for cases when there are ailments from fright, grief or hearing bad news. The anxiety that something terrible had happened persisted in such cases. With this anxiety there is fearfulness and terror. Fear of being embarrassed, losing control may be marked.
Silicea – For Nervousness And Performance Anxiety
This medicine is basically helpful for people who have nervousness and suffer from performance anxiety. They anticipate failure and are very fearful to speak in front of gathering of the people. They tend to avoid things because of fear of failure in them. They are generally over sensitive both physically and mentally. This is attended with a weeping mood. They are also very irritable and low – spirited.
Phosphorus – For Nervousness And Restlessness In Crowds
This medicine offers benefits when there is nervousness and restlessness in crowds. Other than this Phosphorus is useful for anxiety accompanied with feeling as if something bad is about to happen and restlessness. There is an inability to sit or stand still even for a while. Palpitations may attend it. Excessive sweating on the forehead also appears.