Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety and Depression
Depression is a challenge to many millions of American. These people visit their doctors and probably get prescription and inform them that this kind of ritual medication might continue for a very long time. So, why struggle with a no end medication while you can get an alternative? There are alternative solutions that will correct your condition once and for all with slight side effects if any at all. Homeopathic is the alternative solution that will help you overcome your depression issue.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an administration of medicines to trigger the body to start its healing process or mechanism. Homeopathy treatment uses ‘like-cures-like’ kind of principle. When using homeopathy process in treating a specific symptom, you use the same substance that caused the symptom but in a smaller dose or amount. How is that? You may ask. For example, take a case of using coffee in a significant amount. The result is agitation and sleepless night. When a patient comes with this kind of symptoms then, coffee may be used to treat it but in a smaller amount.
Is Homeopathy Placebo?
Homeopathy medical system has been in existence for more than 200 years. It is not a placebo treatment as many would like to believe or would convince others to think. It uses potent but highly diluted natural active substances from plants, animals, and minerals. Therefore, this alone rules out that homeopathy for depression and anxiety remedies are placebo. It therefore, emphasizes that it is an effective way to use for depression and anxiety cases.
While treating depression or anxiety, the homeopathic practitioner must, first of all, gather all the necessary information concerning physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. This information is of importance in matching your symptom to the best homeopathic remedy. Most depression or anxiety cases exude different symptoms, and that is the reason for such information.
Homeopathic Remedies for Depression and Anxiety
The listed homeopathic remedies differ with symptoms and personality of every one suffering from depression or anxiety. It might be challenging to choose what exactly suits you especially when the symptoms underlying a particular remedy overlaps with another one. In such a case, consulting your homeopathic practitioner will be the best solution. The remedies have been arranged alphabetically and not in the way of their potency.
- Arsenicum Album
This remedy is best for the perfectionists, anxious, and insecure people. They are the kind that set high standards for themselves and others around them. If the standards are not met they become anxious and insecure. This kind of people when they are ill they exude irritability and become sensitive to pain.
- Aurum Metallicum
Aurum Metallicum is a remedy that suits people who are serious and extraordinarily focused on what they do and their achievements. They become depressed and anxious if they fail to achieve their goals and they get discouraged. They get angry with themselves by having self-reproach which in turn can lead to a feeling of worthlessness. It becomes worse at night and especially on colder nights to an extent of getting insomnia or bad nightmares if at all they sleep.
- Calcarea Carbonica
It is a remedy that suits active and industrious person who is also dependable. This person gets devastated when physically ill or when overburdened by work becomes worrisome. Anxiety, confusion, self-pity, fatigue, discouragement, and dread of disaster may then ensue. They will then develop sluggishness, feeling chilly often, and easily tires. They may also suffer from insomnia.
Causticum is for the ones who could have suffered a loss and their grief was intense leading to depression. The symptoms exuded from this kind of depression are forgetfulness, crying often, insecurity, mental dullness, over sympathetic towards others, discouraged, and angry towards the happenings in the world.
This remedy is for a person who exudes two extreme personalities. Very talkative and energetic during their height days but very gloomy and upset during the low days and when depressed. Other symptoms are painful menses (for ladies) and severe headache and neck pain as well.
- Ignatia Amara
It is a remedy for the people who keep their feelings locked inside them such as grief or disappointment. They show off to others as defensive and hate to look vulnerable or seen crying. They are careful to guard their moods and it is for these locked up emotions that they can suddenly cry or laugh out for no reason at all. The suppressed crying can cause a lumpy feeling in the throat and chest heaviness with frequent yawning and sighing. Other symptoms are insomnia or excessive sleeping, headaches, and abdominal cramps.
- Kali Phosphoricum
The remedy suits one who goes through prolonged emotional stress periods or periods of excitement which lead to depression. Other symptoms might be lack of concentration, exhaustion, insomnia, headaches, nervousness, anemia, indigestion, and sensitivity to cold.
- Natrum Carbonicum
This is a remedy for those who are mild in nature, selfless, gentle and always being helpful, cheerful and staying away from conflict as much as possible. They can easily be depressed after hurting or feeling disappointed since they would wish to hide their feelings. Whenever they are lonely, they isolate themselves to listen to sad music probably from seeking solace. Feeling weak or ill can lead to depression. Other symptoms are nervousness and weather sensitivity such as sun. Also, they may be sensitive to certain foods such as milk.
- Natrum Muraticum
Natrum Muraticum could be suitable to a person who is reserved and hides or locks up strong feelings from other people such as fear or phobia, anger, romantic attachment, and grief. Although they are sympathy seekers, they hate and get angry when someone consoles them or shows sympathy. They would rather hide themselves and cry rather than show their feelings. When this situation is in extreme it changes to depression. Other symptoms of such a depression are anxiety, migraines, insomnia, hopelessness, and back pain. Salt craving and feeling tired after sun exposure are more symptoms for this remedy.
- Pulsatilla Nigricans
This is a remedy for people who tend to be sad and tearful when in depression. They normally have childlike sensitivity and softness. They crave for attention and comfort. It is for this reason they harbor jealousness when others attract attention. They are also moody, but their mood improves when they have fresh air, cry or even do light exercises. Pulsatilla Nigricans can also be suitable for hormonal changes depression such like during menstrual periods, puberty or menopause.
There are more than 150 homeopathic remedies for different kinds of depressions and anxieties. These are just a part of the many of them. It is because of these wide varieties of homeopathic remedies that each case can be addressed effectively and uniquely. Do not shy away with excuses that there isn’t the kind of remedy that suits you. Reach out for help as soon as you can, the sooner, the better.
Tina Turner was bold enough to come out and seek help. In her autobiography, she wrote, “Life in the fast lane wore me down, changes in my diet and homeopathy saved me. Thanks to my Homeopathic physician for bringing me back to health and always being available for me.”