Remedies for Loss and Fear: Ignatia, Gelsemium, and Aconite

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I wanted to take a moment during this difficult time to recommend a few remedies that can really help us all with the emotional toll of this pandemic. From speaking with clients, family, friends and colleagues, these remedies appear to be the best fit at present for a lot of people.

While in Homeopathy, we recognize that an individualized prescription, based on the unique expression of symptoms in each person is the most effective way to treat, I would sincerely urge you to try these remedies as a best first bet. I cannot overstate how helpful I have observed them to be right now.

Ignatia 1M: Try a dose of this remedy for feelings of loss, grief, and/or emotional overwhelm. 1M is a fairly high potency that can help to prevent anti-doting. That being said, as we get more bad news, you may need to re-dose. I would recommend a dose as needed. For myself and those I know who are using this, it is almost daily at present, as we process what is going on around the world, as well as look at the restrictions that continue to come our way personally.

Also, potency is not the most important thing. If you have these remedies in a lower potency, try that. The best potency for an acute situation is the one you have.

Gelsemium 1M: This remedy is for use when there is fear of the unknown. Two particular questions right now, for many of us are ‘how long will this last?’ and ‘what is going to happen?’ When you find yourself caught up in these questions, and the anxieties and possibilities that your mind responds with, try this remedy. There are other medicines in homeopathy for this, but I am suggesting Gels 1M to you as a best first bet. Follow the same guidelines for re-dosing as above – you may need to take it again when you catch a glimpse of a disturbing headline, or when a friend (who is also in need of Gelsemium) calls you and starts telling you their fears about the near future.

Aconite 1M: Possibly less indicated at present than Gelsemium, but this remedy is for fear in the moment, not so much fear of what is coming. If you find you get into a panic state, or wake in the middle of the night from nightmares: “for ailments from shock or fright, think Aconite”.

For people who have not tried homeopathy before, I really hope that you will consider using this wonderful medicine during this time. We all need all the help we can get to stay calm and positive under this pressure. I send you all love, light and good wishes.


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