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Homeopathic Remedies for Mental Health Illness | Homeopathy

Updated on December 11, 2015
Using Homeopathic Remedies for Mental Health Illness | Homeopathy.
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Homeopathic Remedies

Using Homeopathic Remedies for Mental Health Problems

Mental health problems can benefit from homeopathic remedies.
This statement is clearly evident when you consider a typical case scenario involving a person who is suffering from anxiety.
He or she makes an appointment to see a physician.
After taking blood pressure and medical history, the patient may then be prescribed an anti-anxiety drug.
At no time during the course of the exam would the physician try to determine what precipitates the anxiety.

On the other hand, a homeopathic doctor works diligently to determine what type of remedy is best suited for the above mentioned patient by taking not only a medical history, but a personal one. Thus, treating the entire human being enables the homeopath to ascertain what remedy will be the most effective.

Homeopathic doctors treat mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The doctor will ask many questions in order to develop a complete picture of the patient's mental, emotional, and physical systems.
This is the essence of homeopathy.

Understanding the whole person gives the homeopathic doctor the means by which he can assess and accurately determine how to correct the imbalance within the patient.
It is this imbalance which homeopaths feel are the root cause of mental illness.
In traditional medicine, prescribing a drug only treats the symptom, not the underlying cause.
While the symptoms are suppressed, the illness remains.
Homeopathy addresses the imbalance by treating the whole person.
The remedies used stimulate the patient's mind and body in order to bring them into balance while, at the same time, eliminating the symptoms.

This form of treatment makes sense.
It allows the patient to address the problem head on.
The remedies used are specific to the person, because the homeopathic doctor takes the time to find the one remedy out of those available that compliments the person and is similar to the person's illness.
The result is "like cures like."

One such case involves a woman who suffers from severe anxiety.
Traditional medications are taking a toll, and she seeks advice from a homeopath. He recommends she cease all medications, and drink up to 64 ounces of water for three days to eliminate the toxins.
He then suggests that her condition be treated "systematically rather than symptomatically", by setting up several appointments with him so that he can determine what remedy to utilize based on her medical and personal history.
This is the fundamental approach on how mental health is affected by homeopathic remedies. There are some cases where homeopathic remedies can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine, particularly if the patient has severe symptoms.

But the bottom line is that the approach to mental health using homeopathic remedies is a viable alternative to the more conventional and potentially harmful medicines used today.

What are homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are very small doses of natural substances which, when given in massive doses to a healthy person, cause the same symptoms you are trying to cure. A good example is Ipecacuhana - it's made from the same root used in Ipecac syrup (which you give to induce vomiting).

Homeopathic remedies are taken either in solid or liquid form. Solid remedies can be pellets, tablets or granules that are dissolved under the tongue. Another factor is that Homeopathic remedies are not addictive, unlike in the case of allopathic pills and syrups. Homeopathic remedies are diluted and potentized which creates and energetic medicine. For instance a 6X potency is actually 1 part 1,000,000 of the original substance.

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      Insanity Inc 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Absolutely awesome!!! St. John's Wort is the most commonly used product in Europe for depression. And the benefits of melatonin ( which the body naturally makes) have been sadly down played in favor of Big Pharma's tranquilizers. Refreshing, inspiring piece. Thanks!!!

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      wally 6 years ago

      My sister has had metabolic imbalances, and schizoaffective disorder, all her life. For the past 12 years she has been on antipsych meds that have been giving her side-effects. So she recently found a naturopath that is combining a natural regimen, (along with a new food-allergy-free diet), and hormones, vitamins, etc., with the meds. She is not feeling the side-effects anymore. In cases of metabolic or chemical imbalance as the cause, like this, I believe that natural remedies are the solution. And so had she, instead, been started on the naturopathic methods 12 years ago, I believe she never would have needed the meds in the first place. In cases with psychological causes, psychotherapy, alone, may be all that is needed.

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      Word Scribe 7 years ago

      A wonderful Hub, raymondphilippe! I will definitely consider these homeopathic medicines for treating my depression and relapses. Thanx for writing it.

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      The Real Tomato 8 years ago

      St. John's Wort is good for mild depression. A friend (an psychologist) takes it to treat herself.

      Homeopathic remedies are always good to concider, especially when medications can have unwelcome side affects. It is refreshing when someone can treat the patient and not just the symptoms.

      Great Topic - again!

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      Isabella Snow 9 years ago

      This is very interesting! Thanks for this!