Nat Mur And Hypochondriacs
Sodium Chloride or common salt is the one that distributes the water over the body, moisturizing as it goes. When there is a deficiency of this salt, there are a whole lot of symptoms and problems and one among them is hypochondria. A lack of this salt could make a person believe that he has every disease the world has ever known and while recounting his symptoms, he will usually be teary-eyed and sound quite hopeless. However, when you try to console him, he doesn’t like it and it might just make him very angry. He pities himself but does not want any sympathy from others. He is also emotionally indifferent to anyone’s problems but his own. He loves to live in the past, dredging up old insults – real or imaginary.
There are physical, mental and emotional symptoms that call for the tissue salt Natrum Muriaticum or Nat Mur for short.
A Nat Mur deficiency could witness a lot of sneezing. This is the salt for mouth sores, cracks in the corners of the lips and gums that tend to bleed easily. The saliva tends to taste salty and there is a craving for salty stuff. The lips could be swollen slightly with a crack in the middle of the bottom lip. The hands and legs very often get numb and go to sleep and the person could have a full night’s sleep and still wake up unrefreshed. Most of these symptoms get worse when the person is at the seaside.
This is a great remedy for small watery blisters anywhere on the body and sneezing accompanied with eyes that keep watering. There’s also puffiness around the eyes and on the face. It helps get rid of dandruff and in fact, is great for any kind of dryness all over. Dry skin benefits a lot with a few doses.
A deficiency of Nat Mur makes a person feel very weak and very thirsty. This dryness brings on a throbbing headache that feels like hundreds of little hammers hammering away inside. Coughing during a headache makes one feel like the head were going to burst wide open. The feet feel leaden and it feels like there’s a tight band around the lungs. There’s a fluttery feeling around the heart with intermittent heartbeats and sometimes, you can feel the pulse all over the body. Very often, one dose brings great relief.
The tongue feels heavy and sometimes it’s difficult to talk. It has been used very successfully with little children who have been slow to start talking when this has been the case.
*After you have been out in the hot sun, take a dose of Nat Mur to deal with the headache or the possibility of sunstroke.
*Helps ease headaches of young girls during their periods.