“The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle, and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way.”
—Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1844), Founder of Homeopathy
Science and ancient wisdom have created medicines that interact with our energetic frequencies in order to transform them into healthier or more positive frequencies. These forms of medicine are known as vibrational medicine, and the most common types are Homeopathic medicines and Bach flower remedies. Homeopathy, recognized by the World Health Organization, is a system of medicine that was developed in Germany and uses highly diluted substances given in very small doses to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself.
Homeopathy is based on the principles of “like cures like,” or the “Law of Similars,” which states that a disease or mental condition in a person can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people when the substance is given in large or toxic amounts. The beauty of homeopathy is that it heals emotional holding patterns more permanently and is also used to treat emotional traumas that occurred in your past. Homeopathy provides you with a long-term cure rather than suppressing symptoms of illness.
“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
—Hippocrates (460–377 BC)
Different people react differently to events in their life and therefore develop different and unique emotional symptoms. Homeopathy uses these unique and individual symptoms to determine which remedy will work best for your individual emotional state. The beauty of this individualized approach is that very precise remedies are given and are therefore more effective in curing you. I describe a few remedies and their unique emotional symptoms below. A lot of these remedies can also be used to resolve any stress or traumatic experience that happened in the past.
“Mary” grew up in a broken home with her mother who had a new live-in boyfriend. Her mother was so preoccupied trying to please the new boyfriend that she neglected Mary’s emotional needs quite often. Mary felt isolated from her mother, and the boyfriend did not treat Mary very kindly. The neglect was very painful for Mary to bear, so she became more sad and introverted day by day. Because she couldn’t trust anyone to take care of her emotionally, she even withdrew socially from other children at school. Over time, as an adult, she never could mix with other people freely and would find herself crying easily whenever she was on her own.
These symptoms of social withdrawal, crying easily when you’re alone, and feeling neglected by a parent or loved one are typically associated with the homeopathic remedy Nat-mur. Nat-muris also excellent for healing traumatic experiences stemming from separation from loved ones, including relationship breakups. After several weeks of using Nat-mur 200c, Mary began weeping less and felt less isolated. Her confidence grew, and she began opening up to people more, eventually finding herself a stable relationship in which she was happy. The correct homeopathic remedy has the power to bring out the healthier form of your personality and also peels away the negative effects of emotional traumas.
Arsenicum Album (Ars) is for people who feel insecure and anxious and are often worried about their family members and financial security. They often feel worse being alone, especially at night, and feel better with company. Typical signs of people who need Arsenicum album are those who have fears of death, being robbed, being ill, something bad happening to their loved ones, or fearing poverty. They can be perfectionists, always tidying up, which gives them a false sense of control. I treated a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder who would always clean around the house and had a tremendous fear of germs and of her family being contaminated by dirt (her fear of something happening to her loved ones). Within one treatment she literally transformed her life and became a much calmer person whom her husband could tolerate much better.
Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-mur)is one of the most useful remedies for depression after a loss, betrayal, or breakup from a relationship. People who need Nat-mur grieve for a long time and internalize their grief. They are sensitive, dislike discussing their emotions, don’t cry openly, prefer to be left alone, and dislike being consoled. Because they internalize their grief, they bear resentment to others who have hurt them, and often feel mistrust. In private, they cry a lot and often cry when listening to music. People who need Nat-mur are also often people who appear over-responsible.
Aurum Metallicum (Aur) is a homeopathic remedy made from gold. People who need aurum feel depressed, lonely, worthless, or empty, often after a huge loss or grief. Because of this sense of worthlessness and loneliness, they are very sensitive to criticism and fear being useless. They often have suicidal thoughts or have attempted to commit suicide. They also tend to suffer from a lot of guilt, shame, or regret, and tend to blame themselves. These people may have set high expectations for themselves and failed, or made a mistake in their life, leading to their self-blame, guilt, and sense of worthlessness and depression. People who need Aurum also pray a lot, sometimes obsessively.
Calcarea Carbonica (Calc)is for people who are overwhelmed with work or worry and stress, which leads them into exhaustion, depression, confusion, and burnout. These people are usually responsible, hard workers who have taken on too much work and burnt themselves out. In their burnout or stressed state, they usually feel confusion, discouragement, anxiety, self-pity, depression, melancholy, tearfulness, slow thinking, and anxiety about the future, especially about their health or job security. They have difficulty hearing about bad things happening to others and are affected strongly when they hear bad news. They often feel chilly easily.
Ignatiais a great remedy to use after someone has gone through shock, disappointment, rejection, heartbreak, or humiliation. They suffer from anxiety mixed with depression and fear, often hold their tears back, keep their feelings inside when they’re around people, and cry a lot when they are alone. They might sigh a lot, yawn, or feel a lump in their throat. Many also get overly sensitive and angry if they feel contradicted by someone, mainly because they have a lot of vulnerable feelings bottled up inside.
Kali phosphoricum (Kali-Phos)is one of the best remedies for nervous exhaustion. It is for people who have overworked themselves or suffered long, continuous emotional stress. They’re so burnt out that they can’t concentrate anymore, which makes them lose their confidence and feel even more overwhelmed, nervous, and depressed. Their nerves are so raw that they can become oversensitive to noise and light and can suffer from insomnia. People in this state also need adrenal support such as B vitamins and adrenal nourishing herbs.
Nux Vomica (Nux-v)is especially for people who are irritable. They get upset or angry easily, especially with business matters or if things are not in their correct place. Nux-v is also an excellent remedy to detoxify the liver and relieve chronic constipation, which also affects emotional health.
Phosphoric Acidis a great remedy for adrenal burnout and depression due to emotional stress, relationship breakups, or overwork. People who need phosphoric acid are indifferent, especially to activities they normally would enjoy, and toward family members. They also find it difficult to communicate clearly and suffer from poor memory, fatigue, and poor concentration. Phosphoric acid also helps people who lose their hair or whose hair goes gray/white after a period of grief, fear, and stress.
Pulsatilla helps people who are depressed, tearful, needy, and need to be consoled. They pity themselves or feel better when people pity them and can sometimes feel clingy or whiny. They often feel better in fresh air, after crying, or after being consoled.
Sepia is a great remedy for women who suffer from emotional issues due to hormonal imbalances. Sepia is also for people who are depressed and worn out, usually from overwork. They become apathetic toward family members and toward activities they used to like. They prefer to be left alone and can get angry if someone tries to console them. They are often irritable with people they are close to, especially with their partners.
Staphysagriais great for someone who shuts down or becomes depressed after suppressing their anger and emotions after being humiliated, criticized, or disappointed. They suffer from a lot of shame and lack of confidence and are very sensitive to criticism. They often appear very pleasant; however, they are prone to bouts of irritability due to the suppressed anger.
Many other homeopathic remedies exist that are useful for emotional pain. It is vital to look at individual symptoms and understand the person fully in order to select the appropriate remedy. Homeopathic and naturopathic doctors are well trained in observing other unique characteristics of a person that give them a deeper sense of what set of remedies a person needs. I always use homeopathic medicines on people with emotional issues, and I highly recommend seeing a homeopathic or naturopathic doctor for this. You are also welcome to consult with me and also take my online course on anxiety and depression through my website health.drameet.com.
Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND is a naturopathic doctor and psychotherapist (Gestalt, Family Constellations, EMDR) with years of experience treating physical issues, anxiety, stress and depression, including working with UNICEF, UN Staff and other large organizations. His online course on using the 5 pillars of health, (free videos on health.drameet.com), lecturing around the world and being voted top 5 speaker on 2 world summits has earned him the recognition of top 43 naturopaths to follow. His book “Feel Good” (free videos on https://health.drameet.com/p/mindbodybook is considered to be one of the most comprehensive guides to anxiety and depression.