Treatments for Depression

Treatments are organized into several lists including alternative treatments, foods, herbs, vitamins/supplements, homeopathics, aromatherapy, gem elixirs, flower essences and “real drugs”.

I muscle-test each list to find therapies that will work for each patient/client. It is up to the client to determine which treatments, modalities and therapies will best fit into their lifestyle. Of course, the more of the suggestions utilized, the faster the healing process occurs. 

Sometimes the body just has an imbalance and being on something to balance it for the rest of the body’s life is what it takes. Other times, depression is seasonal, and attending to those seasons will do the trick. And sometimes, depression is just a one-time thing—and example of that would be after a surgery where anesthesia was used. Some people just act funny (morose and depressed) when their body has drugs still left in them and it takes up to several months to detox IF you’re eating a good diet. Of course we can make the process go more quickly with homeopathics as well.  

My job as an intuitive working with your guides and angels is to create a plan for you that you can fall back on for one-time and recurring depression challenges. 

Alternative treatments used for depression:  

  • “Sun Box” therapy
  • Counseling
  • Determine Life Purpose
  • EMDR
  • Emotional Release Work
  • Exercise (30min 5X/wk)
  • Get a pet
  • Massage
  • Positive Mental Attitude
  • Prayer
  • Reroute Negative Patterns
  • Stress management/avoid
  • Sunlight, full-spectrum light
  • Volunteer for something

Foods used in treating depression: 

  • Chocolate, Dark (for Phenyl Ethyl Alanine–PEA)
  • Lemons                                           
  • Raw Fruits/Vegetables                   
  • Salmon                                           
  • Sesame seeds or products of: Halvah/Tahini
  • Turkey
  • White fish
  • Other 

Note: Sesame seeds/halvah or tahini, about one tablespoon per day, is an awesome way to overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Sesame seeds are high in tyrosine and balance out the serotonin/dopamine in the brain. I’d have to say that all of my clients who suffer from this are really pleased with this natural treatment.

Herbs used in treating depression:

  • California Poppy
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Hawthorne berry
  • Jujube seed (Zizyphus spinosa)
  • Kava Kava
  • Lavender
  • Licorice root
  • Other:
  • Rosemary
  • Salvia miltiorrhiza
  • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Valerian

Vitamins/Supplements used for depression:

Homeopathics used in treating depression:

  • Arum metallicum
  • Brain Liquescence
  • Cadmium metallicum
  • Caulaphyllum thalicroides
  • Cholecystokinin (CKK)
  • Choline
  • Cimicifuga racemosa
  • Co-Q 10
  • Dopamine
  • Ferula asafetida
  • Ignatia amara
  • Inositol 
  • Lachesis mutus
  • Lithium carbonicum
  • Magnesia phosphorica
  • Medicago sativa
  • Musa sapienturn
  • Natrum muriaticum
  • Oleander
  • Passiflora incarnate
  • Petroleum
  • Phosphatidyl serine
  • Pineal liquescence
  • Pituitary liquescence
  • PulsatillaI
  • Scutellaria lateriflora  
  • Sepia
  • Serotonin   
  • Sulfur
  • Valeriana officinalis

Aromatherapies used in treating depression:

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile, Roman
  • Clary Sage
  • Coriander
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Orange
  • Orange Blossom (Neroli)
  • Patchouli
  • Pettigrain
  • Rose Otto
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang-Ylang 

Gem Elixirs used in treating depression:

  • Agate, Botswana
  • Agate, Mexican Lace
  • Agate, Regency Rose
  • Ammonite
  • Beudantite
  • Coral, Red
  • Cuproadamite
  • Genthelvite
  • Gold
  • Idocrase
  • Jasper, Royal Plume
  • Jet
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Manganosite
  • Mordenite
  • Opal, Black
  • Quartz, Harlequin
  • Staurolite 
  • Tephroite   
  • Thoreaulite 

Flower essences used in treating depression:

  • Ashoka tree
  • Bisbee Beehive cactus
  • Black Cohosh
  • Blackberry
  • Borage
  • Copper Beech
  • Cucumber
  • Daffodil
  • Grape hyacinth
  • Immortal
  • Larch
  • Moss Agate
  • Mustard
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Periwinkle
  • Pine
  • Plemomele fragrans
  • Primrose
  • Rainbow Cactus
  • Red Beak Orchid
  • Red Rose
  • Scotch Broom
  • Skullcap
  • Sugar Beet
  • Sycamore
  • Yerba Santa
  • Zinnia

 “Real Drugs” used in treating depression:

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil)
  • Amitriptyline w/ Perphenazine (Triavil)
  • Aventyl (Pamelor)
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Celexa (Citalopram)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Cymbalta
  • Desipramine (Norpramin)
  • Desyrel (Trazodone)
  • Doxepin (Sinequan)
  • Effexor (Venlafoxine)
  • Elavil (Amitriptaline)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Gabritrol
  • Imipramine (Tofranil)
  • Lamictal
  • Lithium
  • Mirtazapine (Remeron)
  • Nardil (Phenelzine)
  • Nefazodone (Serzone)
  • Norpramin (Desipramine)
  • Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • Pamelor (Nortriptyline)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Paxil (Paroxetine)
  • Phenelzine (Nardil)
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)
  • Remeron (Mirtazapine)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Serzone (Nefazodone)
  • Sinequan (Doxepin)
  • Surmontil (Trimipramine)
  • Tofranil (Imipramine)
  • Trazodone (Desyrel)
  • Triavil (Amitriptyline w/ Perphenazine)
  • Trimipramine (Surmontil)
  • Valdoxan
  • Venlafaxine (Efferor)
  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
  • Zoloft (Sertraline)

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