Homeopathic medicine for depression is arguably the best way to tackle this increasingly common malady of today. But before I put my case, I want to address two common mistakes people make when looking for ways to use homeopathy for depression.
First of all, there is no such thing as a homeopathic antidepressant. Why? Because this is a medical term, which has little use in homeopathic prescribing. Medical treatment is based on suppressing your symptoms, not in healing them. So they look at them from a jaundiced point of view – an anti- point of view. Hence the terms anti-this, anti-that. They are anti- the body having free expression, so the idea is to suppress these symptoms, not heal the cause.
Homeopathic treatment is much more friendly towards the body’s free expression. In fact, it is essential to work with how your body is reacting for its successful homeopathic treatment. It is much, much more difficult to successfully treat someone with homeopathy who is heavily suppressed with medical drugs. You are no longer yourself, but rather a zombie.
What is Depression?
Secondly, let’s look at what depression really is because it’s important to know what we are dealing with and what affects you personally. The term ‘depression’ is really far too vague a term as it can cover a multitude of emotions.
We all suffer minor or acute bouts of depression from time to time. It could be from a cloudy sky day after day. It is well recognised that the sun lifts our spirits. So we don’t need to do anything except wait for a sunny day. Or move to a sunnier country…
A chronically bad diet can leave us nutrient deficient, tired, and eventually depressed. Medication can block the absorption of essential nutrients.
An acute bout of depression can come from the loss of a loved one. I would term this ‘grief’ rather than ‘depression’, but the effect can be the same. Most of us come to terms with a loss, given time, so again it’s a waiting game and should be honoured for the journey it offers us.
Some of us can’t come to terms with loss and never recover from the grief. Which would then come under the heading of depression.
Depression can also be a result of a thyroid disorder.
This is where homeopathic medicine for depression can be so helpful. Grief? No problem. Thyroid? No worries. Although you’re responsible for your diet…
Major Depression, or Clinical Depression
Major depression, or clinical depression is a serious state to be in. Typically, you can’t lift yourself out of a sad mood. You have no interest in previously pleasurable activities. Your appetite suffers, with either no interest in food or eating excessively. Sleep is affected. Not surprisingly with all of that going on, you’re tired a lot of the time. It is difficult to think or concentrate so you can’t make decisions. There is a loss of self-confidence, a feeling of worthlessness or guilt. All this can lead to suicidal thoughts or aggressive behaviour.
Let’s pause a moment; what causes these feelings, apart from the lack of sun, diet, the grief or thyroid function already considered? It’s all very well talking about the effects, but what’s really behind them?
I believe one of the major causes of depression is our loss of connection to Nature, which leads us to do things (or accept things) which can be disconnected at best and cruel or destructive at worst.
When we are more in touch with Nature and her rhythms, we do things from our heart, rather than our head. We are more compassionate and empathetic. We aren’t selfish. We want everyone to benefit from our actions, not just ourselves. We listen. We pause and stare. We delight in a bird singing. How can we not respond in kind?
An abattoir worker in a small country town with little work prospects, who loved animals and so hated his job, resorted to violence to his family because of his daily actions. It would have resulted in clinical depression had he continued.
He wanted to provide for his family and felt he had no option. His body told him differently.
So we all need to take a good hard look at what we do and see if it resonates with who we are. If it doesn’t, we may be headed towards this unenviable condition.
Homeopathic Medicine For Depression
Homeopathic treatment treats the whole person. That means diet, life style, important aspects of our lives, things that have affected us in the past, previous maladies and treatment, what naturally gives us ease or discomfort, etc. It treats you as an individual. Successful treatment will ease the existing problems, whatever they are. But it will do so much more, too.
Typically, people report that they now consider why they are here, what they need to do, what their core reason for being here is. And they find creative ways to change their lives to embrace this.
I find that incredibly awesome.
What Depression Isn’t
Depression always has a cause. Sometimes a multitude of causes. Post-partrum depression often results from too much medical intervention in what should be a very natural process. The mother loses control, which can make her feel worthless. This can lead to serious depression.
Depression is NOT a chemical imbalance of the brain. Drugs will not fix the cause even if they do temporarily alleviate the feelings. And they can lead to a worsening of the problem. Many murders, both of family members and of groups of people, have been carried out while under their influence.
My suggestion is that you do NOT try to treat yourself. Don’t go looking for homeopathic remedies for depression, obtained over the counter. Take this seriously. Your health is your wealth. Treat it with respect and seek professional homeopathic help.
If you would like to work with me on this issue, I offer free evaluation consultations.