Homeopathy treatment for Grief, Acute

Homeopathy Treatment

Homeopathy treatment for Grief, Acute


Grief is an emotional reaction to loss and disappointment, such as the loss of a loved one, the breaking up of a relationship, or losing a job.


Grief is characterized by weeping, wailing, sobbing, sighing, withdrawal, and depression. Rational thinking is usually overcome by emotion during acute grief.


People who are grief-stricken may become seriously depressed and even suicidal. If the person makes serious statements about suicide or makes any plans or attempts, emergency psychiatric intervention may be necessary.


How does the person look?

Has her appearance changed?

Is she crying? Withdrawn?


"My dog died yesterday. We were together for fifteen years and I can't stop crying." Ignatia

"My girlfriend broke up with me last week. I've been holed up in my apartment. I don't want anyone to see how broken-hearted I feel." Natrum muriaticum

"Since my father died, I haven't gone anywhere or done anything. I can't even think straight." Phosphoric acid


How are you feeling?

What happened? When?

Do you need help?

Are you experiencing any physical symptoms?

Would anything make you feel better or worse?

Do you have someone who can be with you?

In cases of extreme grief: Do you think you'll be okay? Do you need a counselor?

Would you like me to do anything for you?

Pointers to Finding the Homeopathic Medicine

Ignatia is the first medicine to think of in acute grief. If there is lots of sobbing and sighing and the person is hysterical give Ignatia.

·         Natrum muriaticum is useful when the person is withdrawn, hides her tears from others, and desires salty food.

·         Phosphoric acid should be given when the person is completely exhausted and apathetic after grief or hearing bad news.


·         Give three pellets of 30C every four hours until you see improvement .

·         If there is no improvement after three doses or several days, give a different medicine.

·         After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.

·         Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).

·         Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) generally need to be given only once, and may be the most effective for acute grief. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; administer only infrequently in this case.

What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care

Homeopathic medicines are very helpful for acute grief, often allowing the acute crisis to pass within hours or days.

Other Self-Care Suggestions

Confide your feelings to friends and family or a qualified therapist or spiritual counselor.

·         Do not spend too much time alone.

·         Let yourself cry until it passes on its own.

·         Try not to dwell too much on the past, guilt, and regrets.

·         Let the person or situation go, and move on with your life as soon as you are ready.

·         Do something special for yourself to get your mind off your grief for a time.

·         Do something to help someone else who needs it.


·         For intense grief that has not yet responded to homeopathy, try Bach Flower Essence Rescue Remedy. 

Do you have any questions?

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