Introduction to stress
In our 10 years of homeopathic
practice we must have seen plenty of cases
. Being a homoeopathic physician
we need to take a detail case history of every individual
& ask several questions to the Patient.
The case history includes the patient's chief complaint for
which the patient has come to us, other complaints related
to the different systems of the body, the patient's physical
characteristics like appearance, weight, skin condition, face
peculiarities, thermal conditions.
Personal history including
his appetite, thirst, likes & dislikes in food, normal discharges
perspiration, stool, urine, menstruation etc. Their sexual
functions, the sleep and position in sleep.
Mental make up of a person
which has several dimensions like intellect, emotions and
subconscious which includes childhood, schooling and adolescence
phase, married life, family members and their interpersonal
relationships, major/minor incidences in their life (Good
or bad), suppressed desires, fears, hobbies, and their peculiar
qualities, dreams and their feelings.
In children, pregnancy history
of mother is very important as child may carry some of feelings
which mother may have during her pregnancy period.
All these factors are very
important to cause the CONSTITUTIONAL DISTURBANCES in the
body. This attacks the vital force (the central governing
power of a living individual i.e. Resistance power or Immune
system) and causes all the disturbances in any of the systems
like Digestive, Respiratory, Central Nervous, Cardiovascular
and others. Thus affecting its normal functioning which settles
in the body in the form of CHRONIC DISEASE.
While treating these PATIENTS
(not their diseases) as a whole we found out that more than
the infective agents or the organisms, the LOW RESISTANCE
POWER of the Patient INVITES the infections followed by the
Human body is capable enough
to fight with almost all kinds of infections & diseases on
That is why a HEALTHY individual
even if he is working in the hospital ward of some infectious
disease like---Tuberculosis or Hepatitis does not get infected.
Where a person who is living in a very healthy surrounding
may also get these kind of infections if his Immunity is not
Now if we try to find out
the reasons of this lowered immunity we may not get any thing
obvious. But the Detail case history of the Patient particularly
his MENTAL background may give us a DEFINITE HISTORY of long
The word STRESS means tension.
But when it is used for describing the mental tension it is
called as stress. Stress first affects the mind. Here it
creates tightness & generates a sort of negative energy just
like STEAM in an airtight vessel. This steam exerts tremendous
pressure producing a TORNADO like condition in the mind.
When the mind can't tolerate
this pressure it starts giving wrong signals to the body producing
malfunctioning of the organs.
This malfunctioning of organs
if remains for a longer time in the body can cause disturbances
in the immune system producing DISEASE State in the body,
which needs MEDICAL attention.
One very important thing everyone
has to remember here is ones the disease sets in the body
because of any stressful condition then it does not get cured
without any medical attention.
Mere removal of cause (stress)
does not cure the disease.
Let us see how stress can
affect the body, It's parts, & it's different systems, which
ultimately causes various disease conditions or otherwise
aggravates their severity.