Every human being experiences changes in moods, and a wise king once had engraved on his ring the four most important words in the world: This too will pass. But in the middle of a depression, the feeling is that this experience is endless.
The melancholic temperament — like Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh — sees problems readily. That temperament has been related to the ‘black bile’ of ancient Greek wisdom.
Each person carries a constitution, an Achilles heel of vulnerability, that is often the place where illnesses surface. A liver constitution individual may experience a black mood and paralysis of the will. A person with kidney constitution might have an agitated depression that is mixed with anxiety. Knowing a person’s constitution, a remedy supporting the appropriate organ can be chosen with good result.
A universal support is homeopathic gold (Aurum). Gold is the metal of the sun, the center of the solar system, and the metal of the human heart. Gold does not polarize into positive and negative, so it does not conduct electricity, but stays neutral and centered. When we need to find our center in a storm, gold (Aurum) is the remedy from nature that assists this upliftment and strength of self.
The scatter and speed and materialism of modern life work against the core of human nature, which thrives on meaning and service and relatedness. Spiritual connections, service to others, and artistic activity in life allow the core human make-up to be expressed.
Ginger compresses on the kidney area are beneficial through their warming effect for depression and other diseases, such as arthritis and bone pain and chronic lung conditions. You may see the video on how to do the ginger compress in the video group at video.sophiamr.com . The printable instructions to accompany the video are at http://sophiamicha-elremedies.com/ginger-compress-for-arthritis /.
Therapeutic baths with high quality etheric oils bring relaxation and upliftment, and sometimes needed sleep. Lavender oil is relaxing, Rose oil harmonizing, and Prunus oil rejuvenating. These are preferred in olive oil (not peanut oil) to avoid allergic reactions, and are commonly 5% or 10%. See Baths – oil dispersion.
True Botanica Lavender Spruce Oil.
Uriel Lavender oil, Prunus oil, Rose oil.
Weleda Lavender oil, Prunus oil, Rose oil.
Exercise releases endorphins, and symbolically, a person sees him/herself moving through a rough situation, as he/she sweats and moves in space.
Support for the liver-related depression especially with early morning (2-4 am) waking comes from Hepar Magnesium D4 or D6.
Uriel Hepar magnesium D4 or D6 for adults 10 pellets three or four times daily orally.
Uriel Chicory ginger bitters for adults 1/4 teaspoon three times daily orally before meals.
Uriel Fragaria Vitis for adults 10 drops or 2 tablets three to four times daily orally.
Uriel Vitis Stibium for adults 2 tablets three to four times daily orally.
Weleda Pharmacy (prescription) Hepar magnesium D4 or D6 for adults 7 drops in 1/2 teaspoon water three to four times daily.
Weleda Pharmacy Hepatodoron for adults 2 tablet three to four times daily orally.
Weleda Vitis comp (prescription) for adults 2 tablets three to four times daily orally.
Homeopathic gold (Aurum) in potency 12x – 20x approximately helps us find our center in a storm.
True Botanica Aurum Pentas for adults 20 drops three times daily orally.
Uriel Aurum 12x or 17x for adults 10 drops three times daily orally.
Weleda (prescription) Aurum 12x for adults usually dosed at 7 drops in 1/2 teaspoon of water three times daily orally.
True Botanica’s Berberine Plus has global value for stressed organs, and lifting mood is one of its benefits.
See Painting therapy, Music therapy.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR: Aurum commonly works faster than prescription meds which take 10 days or so to take effect. Injections work fastest of all.
A person with depression may have suicidal tendencies that no one has ever directly asked about. In the community, this willingness to say: What is wrong? How bad is it? can be lifesaving. It is a wise choice to involve professionals, a crisis center, or even 911, if the person is seriously depressed and not willing to get help.