Homeopathy and Depression
In today's world there is an increasing number of stressors which can impact one's health, including nutritional, environmental and lifestyle factors. However, the physical results of these stresses are often more apparent than the mental and emotional, which can easily be overlooked or ignored until they have developed into a more serious problem.
When a person feels depressed, something needs attention. Too much stress can make it hard to cope, and important feelings may be suppressed or turned inside. A major loss or grief requires time and emotional support for real recovery, and even a buildup of minor stresses (disappointments, setbacks, trouble in relationships, or work-related problems) can contribute to depression. Dietary deficiencies, allergies and sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, or biochemical conditions may also be involved.
Although prescription drugs can ameliorate some of the symptoms of depression, they have some shortcomings. Antidepressants do not cure you. In many cases, you're expected to use them for life and risk side effects like insomnia, headaches, and reduced sex drive. And some people taking antidepressants develop dependency and experience withdrawal if they stop taking them.
How can Homeopathy help?
Headaches can vary wildly in their symptomatology and cause, so homeopathy has an immense advantage because it uses an individualised approach. Whereas conventional medicine uses toxic drugs (usually with their own side effects) to act directly on the chemicals within your body to hopefully provide relief, homeopathy works with your body, stimulating it to correct the problem itself, at its root cause. It can therefore give more effective, longer lasting relief, and avoid the regular use of medication or pain management.