Homeopathy for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

The theory of homeopathy was developed by a man named Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). It was derived from the Greek words homoios (which means similar) and pathos (which means suffering).

This method of therapy is based on principles such as:

  • Like Cures Like - This is based on the idea that the same substance that can cause symptoms of a particular disease in a healthy person can also cure the symptoms in a sick person with that particular disease.
  • Extreme Dilution - Plant extracts (believe it or not, including poisonous ones) are approximately 99% diluted with water and/or alcohol. Doses are so small that they are safe and most effective in these tiny doses.

Although there are many different homeopathic remedies to choose from, there are some that are specifically used to help with stress, anxiety and depression.

Homeopathy for Anxiety

The following remedies may be useful in treating symptoms of anxiety.

  • Aconite
  • Argentum nitricum
  • Arsenicum album
  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Gelsemium
  • Ignatia amara
  • Kali phosphoricum
  • Lycopodium
  • Natrum muriaticum
  • Phosphorus
  • Pulsatilla
  • Silicea

Homeopathy for Depression

The following remedies may be useful in treating symptoms of depression.

  • Arsenicum album
  • Aurum metallicum
  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Causticum
  • Cimicifuga
  • Ignatia amara
  • Kali phosphoricum
  • Natrum carbonicum
  • Natrum muriaticum
  • Pulsatilla
  • Sepia
  • Staphysagria

It is important to note that homeopathic medicine treats the symptoms, not the disease itself.

Learn more about Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicine is definitely not for everyone, but it is still shown to be an effective method for helping to relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

It is highly recommended that you do your research before using this type of therapy yourself.

Naturopathic physicians are specially trained physicians in the use of naturopathic medicine and homeopathy. If you are interested in this method of therapy, you might consider finding one in your local area to work with.

Search the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for a Physician nearest to you.Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.

Recommended Reading

Click for more information and reviews on each book:

The Complete Homeopathy Handbook: Safe and Effective Ways to Treat Fevers, Coughs, Colds and Sore Throats, Childhood Ailments, Food Poisoning, Flu, and a Wide Range of Everyday Complaints by Miranda Castro

Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines  by Stephen Cummings, MD.

Homeopathic Medicine At Home: Natural Remedies for Everyday Ailments and Minor Injuries by Maesimund B. Panos, MD. and Jane Heimlich


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