Fainting happens when a person experiences temporary loss of consciousness. They may turn pale, sweat, feel light-headed, fall, have leg weakness, or experience dizziness. Fainting can happen when blood rushes to the head from various causes. Sometimes with fainting there is a rapid heartbeat.
Causes of fainting include strong odors, emotional excitement or upset, mineral imbalances, hypoglycemia, anemia, dehydration, cardiovascular or neurological problems. Medications such as anti-depressants, tranquilizers, or high blood pressure medicines may also cause someone to feel faint. Modern medicine mostly uses electrolytes and changes in diet to help with fainting. No major drugs are used.
Naturally, look for the cause of fainting and treat the cause. If medications are not causing fainting, look to the nervous system or blood sugar problems (hypoglycemia). Natural supplements can help with fainting: Chromium and frequent protein shakes help keep blood sugar levels normal for those with hypoglycemia.
Herbs for Fainting
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Gingko biloba – rich in bioflavonoids and helps regulate circulation while helping memory.
Melissa – for nervous fainting, helps a person relax and calms the heart.
Motherwort – for heart, circulation, and hormonal issues.
Passion flower – effective for nervous relief and even for those with seizures.
St. John’s wort – usually for depression, but very effective in nervous disorders.
Vitex – to help balance female hormone levels and eliminate PMS symptoms.
Cell Salts to Help with Fainting
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#6 Kali phos 6X – nervous fainting, heart disease
#9 Nat mur 6X – fainting from exertion, evenings, during fevers, nervous fainting
#12 Silicea 6X – during headaches, nausea, fainting from pain
Fainting Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Ignatia (#1 Homeopathic for fainting) – NERVOUS CAUSES; weakness of elderly; nervous breakdown; loss of emotional control; caused from strong odors, especially tobacco smoke; from anger, overexcitement, or disappointment; worse from surprises, heat and company.
Ammonium carb – CIRCULATORY causes of fainting with a weak heart and low blood pressure; overexposure to ammonia; obese people with weak hearts; light-headed with heart palpitations; shortness of breath; forgetful during stormy weather; congestive heart failure.
Carbo veg – CIRCULATORY fainting and digestive problems; cold, weak and faint; hyperventilates; lack of oxygen, possible carbon monoxide poisoning; needs fresh air to feel better; needs to be fanned; sensitive to fumes and other odors; congestive heart failure.
Cinchona – BLOOD LOSS-CIRCULATORY cause of fainting; loss of body fluids, including blood; poor digestion with gas and bloating; loss of blood with menses; sweating; dehydration; weakness; heavy periods in women; bloating; ears ringing.
Gelsemium – NERVOUS WEAKNESS; fainting after standing, from sitting position to standing (the adrenals); weak or frail people; fears from getting up in front of groups of people; hypoglycemia; blurry vision; weak legs; worse from stooping and body position changes and worse from a fright, shakes and trembles.
Iodium – THYROID, HYPOGLYCEMIA; thyroid problems-eats a lot without gaining weight; feels anxious when quiet; irritable with restlessness; throbbing in head, fainting from rush of blood to head.
Moschus – NERVOUS DISORDERS; erratic behavior; chronic fainting; sensitive to odors; excited or from anger with nausea; suffocation with heart palpitations; faints when they don’t get their way.
Pulsatilla – HORMONAL fainting; cries easily, changes mood; worse from emotional upsets; fainting around menstrual period; symptoms worse from stuffy rooms or in a hot tub or bath.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes