The sun is out – it must be exam time again!
At this time of year my practice is busy with students who come for help with a range of problems that occur around study and examination time.
The pressure and anxiety of upcoming exams, long hours of study and anticipation of what the future might hold, are all stress factors that can affect our well-being.
The anxiety can be accompanied by symptoms such as headaches, diarrohea, nausea, digestive complaints, sleepless nights, difficulties concentrating and appetite changes. Emotionally, confidence and self-esteem issues may become more pronounced with fears of failing or overly high expectations. Some people withdraw while others may overuse stimulants to help them cope.
During prolonged periods of stress, the immune system can also become depleted and illnesses may linger or you catch all that is going – when you least need it or have the time to cope with it.
With the exams over, things don’t always return to normal. Having expended so much energy coping under the pressure, many report feeling down with a lack of energy.
There are many homeopathic remedies that could be considered during exam stress and here are 3 example remedies to help explain why prescriptions differ according to your specific needs:
Individuals needing Arg -N just dread exams and the anxiety can bring on diarrohea and trembling beforehand. Any liquids drank seem to pass straight through them and there may be vomiting too. They will appear hurried and fidgety and may crave sugary foods which aggravates them after eating.
Individuals needing Gels will feel “paralyzed by fear” experiencing weakness, trembling, stuttering, intense weariness and mental dullness. Their legs and arms may feel like lead and the heaviness is felt both physically and emotionally. Where Arg – N is actively fearful, a person needing Gels will cease up both mentally and physically and the mind may well go blank.
A person needing Lycopodium while lacking self-confidence and courage may well be able to conceal his anxiety a little better. However the anxiety goes straight to his stomach causing digestive troubles, bloating and lots of wind! When the time comes despite the nerves they usually do well once starting.
Along with a healthy diet and adequate rest, Homeopathy offers a gentle yet powerful support to those experiencing symptoms of exam related stress. Whether you are looking for help to calm your nerves on the day, keep yourself in good health during the examination period, or wish to tackle problems of concentration, motivation or lack of energy, Homeopathy will look at your specific needs and prescribe uniquely for you.
Contact Eileen Scullion, Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths
Tel: 086-0891037 Email email@example.com
Useful tips from an article Irish Independent 16 May 2012 – How to survive exam fever -tips for anxious parents.
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).