What are the Uses of Ignatia in Homeopathy?

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Ignatia in homeopathy is most often used to treat emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression. Practitioners of homeopathy typically prescribe ignatia to treat the unresolved feelings of grief, regret, loss, self-blame, and self-pity that can result after a personal tragedy. Such tragedies can include the death of a loved one, or the loss of a valuable relationship, whether platonic or romantic. Many people who benefit from homeopathic treatment with ignatia have unresolved feelings of rejection and loss. Ignatia is believed to be very effective for treating emotional upsets, mood swings, and the psychosomatic illnesses that can accompany extreme stress, loss, and grief.

Many of the people who benefit from using ignatia as a homeopathic remedy are women. These patients are usually considered to be very sensitive and delicate emotionally, and they are also often very creative. They may be very outwardly emotional, and display little ability to control their emotions. In some cases, however, these patients may have repressed all emotion and appear outwardly very calm, while experiencing psychosomatic illnesses.


The use of ignatia in homeopathy is usually reserved for patients who are struggling to cope with extreme grief. The most common reason for such grief may be the death of a loved one. Many subjects feel equivalent grief after a serious of major life disappointments, or after the loss of a long-standing or important relationship. Ignatia remedies may be prescribed immediately after the distressing event, to help the patient cope with sudden feelings of loss and grief. It can also be used months or years after the distressing event, to help the patient overcome unresolved feelings of loss.

People who are continuing to struggle with unresolved feelings of grief, loss and rejection may often experience anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness. Most patients are able to identify the personal tragedy that spawned feelings of grief, even if the event happened many years before. Unresolved feelings of grief and rejection can also cause psychosomatic symptoms, including headaches, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, and nervous tremors. The use of ignatia in homeopathy can help to improve these physical symptoms, as well as alleviate emotional and mental symptoms of distress, hysteria, jealousy, anger, self-pity, and self-blame. When feelings of grief and loss are deeply entrenched within the psyche, however, additional homeopathic treatments may be recommended for use in conjunction with ignatia.


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