15.10.2015 | 14:56
Grieving over a personal loss, such as a loved one, can be tough. It is also a natural part of life and a healthy way of expressing one’s remorseful emotions. In fact, several religions such as Judaism and Islam have several guidelines and special customs for mourning, coping, and relating to the dead.
Note that grief isn’t limited to human loss. According to Freudian psychology, a loss of a physical object or thing, such as a job or building, can be subconsciously interpreted by humans as a more intense personal loss.
Grief: A Double-Edged Sword
Despite the normalcy of grief however, it can also have severe consequences if not channeled correctly.
Indeed, psychological studies have demonstrated how severe grief or over-grieving can lead to dangerous conditions and results such as suicide, specific grief related disorders, and increased doctor visits.
Even on a physical level, clinicians have found that symptoms such as breathing difficulties and abdominal pain among others are evident among those with severe grief.
When a death of a very close loved one such as a parent, child, or sibling occurs, the rates of these conditions manifesting, including death, can potentially be much higher.
Practical Cognitive Advice
Therefore, it’s important for a mourner or anybody in grief to try to balance their emotions as much as possible. Despite the difficulty, it is important to realize that grieving should only last a limited period of time.
Preferably, I would suggest a mourning period maximum of seven days. After this period, it is recommended to focus on the positive side of a person’s death, which means to focus on the positive life of the deceased, his impact on the people and family around him, his accomplishments, etc.
This allows one to eventually move on and live and enjoy life normally, while comfortably appreciating the life of the deceased. Thank G-d, I have noticed countless mourners utilize closely similar methods successfully.
Again, this is a suggestion and not an absolute method. Everyone should choose a method that works for them.
Sometimes however, even trying to use practical, cognitive methods to balance our feelings of normalcy and grief can be overbearing. The grief may be so hard to handle and may require a boost of help.
Homeopathy: The Best Stabilizer for Grief
Homeopathy can offer the that safe, inexpensive, and profound boost that can heal the grief issues at their core, when used properly.
Just in my own clinical school experience, I have noticed numerous patients thrive when given either a individualized or acute grief remedy to treat their specific symptoms. Every patient would walk in with grief, negativity, contention, etc., and within weeks and months would return as a new, bright, happier person with a strong, positive attitude. Amazing!
These grief remedies, especially Ignatia amara, have also shown benefit for other related symptoms such as anxiety, as clinical research demonstrates.
Each of the homeopathic grief remedies treat different types of grief and grief-related symptoms, all focusing on the individualized issues of each person. Here are three of the most commonly used acute remedies for grief:
Derived from the seeds of the St. Ignatius bean, Ignatia amara is a prime remedy for extreme acute grief.
Typical symptoms include sudden bursts of crying, hysteria, and hysterical crying. Their grief will be extroverted and very expressive, coupled with strong emotional reactions.
Ignatias may also have mood swings, impatience, and excitabilities when they have feelings of grief. They may not want to confront their own grief, and may even blame others for it.
Ignatia is also effectiveness for seizures and convulsions, anxiety, and other types of hysterical reactions, especially a disappointment from love [breakup, rejection, etc.].
If someone finds out bad news that causes grief, even if it’s minor, followed by a sickness, such as influenza, Ignatia should be given this remedy, since the grief is the source of this sickness.
Unlike Ignatia, grievers requiring Natrum Muriaticum are more introverted and quiet. They suffer from their grief privately and similar to Staphysagria, they hide a lot of contention and their true feelings.
Their mourning or grieving will be more private. They may not cry as hysterically as Ignatias, and it will focus more on a past event. N.M.’s tend to hold on to past disagreeable events more strongly than others.
Though not as commonly given as Natrum muriaticum or Ignatia, homeopathic Phosphoric acid is another sought after grief remedy.
The key theme of Phosphoric acid is that the person has a strong feeling of grief coupled with an indifference to everything and everybody around him or her. Grief causes him or her to be extremely apathetic towards his environment and he or she simply “doesn’t care” anymore about anything.
Phosphoric acids will have difficulty waking up and moving forward in life, and they tend to forget a lot. They may have hair loss as a result of their grief, as well as a loss of fluids. Sexual activities and thoughts may be an escape for their grieving nature.
Apparently, this remedy is also great for vertebrae and spinal issues such as scoliosis.
I hope you found this article to be interesting and informative.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to simply leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
For all people in distress, grief, sorrow, and sadness, may you have an easy consolation.