Christmas Survival Remedies

Christmas Survival Remedies

written by: HomeopathyPlus

by: HomeopathyPlus
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December is the time when Christmas preparations start in earnest – the shopping, the cooking, the decorations and the family gatherings.

We all aspire to the ideal of a happy, peaceful, and joyful Christmas, but sometimes it becomes anything but.

The reality is that Christmas can be the best and worst of times – and the way we react to its pressures determines our experience.

Don't let your Christmas be spoiled by exhaustion, anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness, digestive upsets, hangovers or disappointment. We've compiled a list of the best remedies to help you though these stressful bits so your Christmas has the best possible chance of becoming a wonderful memory.

We even show you when and how often to take a Christmas remedy – just check the link at the bottom of the article. .... for when you:

What to Use, When 1. Anxiety

  • have to sit on a bearded man's lap
  • deal with Uncle Albert and his excessive drinking
  • try to keep everyone happy
  • can't fit the turkey into the oven
  • spend more than you have
  • procrastinate and run out of time
  • lose your marbles – literally or figuratively

Aconite napellus (Acon.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • has a sudden shock
  • is extremely anxious and fearful
  • is very restless
  • wants company
  • thinks they might die

Argentum nitricum (Arg-n.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • dwells on things that may go wrong
  • thinks and does irrational things
  • is restless with the anxiety
  • craves sweet or salty food

Arsenicum album (Ars.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • can't sleep because of the anxiety
  • is incredibly fussy
  • worries about their health
  • worries that something might happen to family members
  • is critical and short-tempered
  • can't be reassured
  • is very restless

Gelsemium sempervirens (Gels.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • lacks confidence
  • trembles with anxiety
  • feels weak with anxiety
  • feels helpless and incapable of doing anything

Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • has anticipation anxiety
  • uses bravado or boasting to hide their anxiety
  • becomes bossy or rude
  • develops digestive upsets from anxiety

Phosphorus (Phos.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult): .... occurs when you:

  • has numerous fears and anxieties
  • hates being alone
  • feels less anxious in company
  • is bright, cheerful and friendly
  • is easily reassured

2. Irritability and Anger

  • don't get your regular quota of sleep
  • run out of time in which to do everything
  • don't get any help from others
  • have to deal with critical or rude relatives

Chamomilla (Cham.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • screams and cries
  • cannot be satisfied no matter what you do
  • is cross, contrary, or quarrelsome
  • demands to be carried or rocked

Colocynthis (Coloc.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • is indignant and offended
  • develops abdominal cramping
  • has to bend double with the pain
  • is restless

Nux vomica (Nux.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • is very impatient
  • competitive in games or activities and wants to be first
  • sensitive to noise, light, sound, and other stimuli
  • abuses drugs or alcohol when they relax
  • does things to excess
  • suffers from insomnia at 3 to 4am

Staphysagria (Staph.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult): Kali phosphoricum (Kali-p.)

  • trembles with anger
  • stutters with anger
  • tries to please others
  • has trouble saying no

3. Exhaustion

.... occurs when you:

  • end up carrying bags and bags of Christmas shopping
  • try to cook enough food to feed China
  • subsidise the postal service with hundreds of Christmas cards
  • generally do too much

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • is mentally exhausted
  • forgets things and finds it difficult to think
  • is weak and fatiqued
  • is exhausted from overwork, worry, or excitement
  • feels irritable with the exhaustion

Phosphoric acidum (Ph-ac.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • feels weak and feeble
  • has been affected by grief
  • doesn't want to talk about it
  • desires carbonated drinks or refreshing things such as fruit
  • has had too much carbonated drinks

Sepia (Sep.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult): .... occurs when you:

  • feels 'sucked dry'
  • shuts down on the emotional level
  • is indifferent or irritable with family members
  • feels better for being alone
  • feels better for strenuous exercise

4. Sleeplessness

  • become overexcited or expectant
  • overindulge in food or alcohol
  • worry about what has to be done
  • let your thoughts race
  • wait up to see Father Christmas

Arsenicum album (Ars.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • can't sleep because of worry and anxiety
  • worries about their health
  • is restless with their insomnia
  • is sleepless between midnight and 2 AM
  • worries that people might break in to the house
  • becomes very fussy

Coffea cruda (Coff.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • has racing thoughts
  • is overly sensitive to stimuli such as noise, light, and pain
  • overreacts to even pleasant emotions such as joy
  • is excitable and restless

Ignatia amara (Ign.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • can't sleep because of grief or disappointment
  • sighs frequently as they wait for sleep
  • twitches or starts on going to sleep

Nux vomica (Nux.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • wakes between 3 and 4 AM
  • is alert on waking at night but groggy in the morning
  • is irritable and driven
  • overindulges with food and alcohol
  • is a workaholic

5. Digestive Complaints and Hangovers

.... occur when you:

  • find other uses for the brandy apart from the plum pudding
  • eat the wrong food
  • eat for two – Santa and you
  • drink too much

Carbo vegetabilis (Carb-v.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • has tremendous bloating
  • belches a lot
  • feels weak and exhausted
  • wants to be fanned
  • has difficulty breathing

Lycopodium claxatum (lyc.)

  • Think of it if the person (child or adult):
  • has a distended abdomen
  • digestive complaints that worsen between 4 and 8pm
  • has an insatiable appetite, or
  • loses their appetite after a few mouthfuls
  • is irritable, rude and bossy

Nux vomica (Nux.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • drinks or eats to excess
  • belches sour fluid
  • has a hangover (hopefully not a child!)
  • is irritable, impatient, and competitive
  • is obsessed with business
  • urges and strains with bowel motions or vomiting

Pulsatilla pratensis (Puls.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • suffers indigestion from fats, rich food, or pork
  • has changeable moods and symptoms
  • weeps openly and feels better for sympathy
  • has a low thirst
  • feels the heat
  • avoids stuffy rooms and prefers fresh air

Sulphur (Sulph.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult): .... occur when you:

  • develops heartburn after eating
  • has sudden offensive diarrhoea first thing in the morning
  • lacks appetite in the morning
  • is generally lazy or "domestically blind"
  • suffers from skin rashes or itching

6. Disappointment and grief

  • don't get the present you were expecting
  • find out that a favourite family member will be missing the gathering
  • break your gift five minutes after opening
  • remember what Christmas is used to be like before a friend or family member passed away
  • recall past losses and heartbreaks

Ignatia (Ign.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • cries, sobs, or laughs uncontrollably
  • develops hiccoughs
  • wants to be alone
  • broods on the disappointment
  • has a lump in the throat

Natrum muriaticum (Nat-m.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult):

  • wants to be left alone to brood
  • is easily offended by the slightest criticism or comment
  • likes salt and fish
  • avoids talking about their grief
  • develops headaches with sun exposure

Phosphoric acidum (Phos-ac.)

Think of it if the person (child or adult): The above remedies are just some that can return the joy of Christmas. They are safe and simple for all ages to use.

  • is exhausted and apathetic
  • desires carbonated drinks or refreshing foods such as fruit
  • becomes withdrawn
  • wants to go home to be alone

Christmas and Beyond

If the symptoms they treat are a problem for you not just at Christmas but all year through, make an appointment with a qualified homoeopath for a treatment plan to get to the bottom of things.

Have a blessed and happy Christmas.