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Homeopathy Can Spoil a Girl: Medicine for Depression

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

November 22nd, 2015  |  75 Comments

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Every aspiring homeopath (caring mom) must learn how to recognize each remedy's uses and characteristics, and how to differentiate between remedies.  

materia medica (Latin for “materials of medicine”) is the tool that helps one do this, and is, therefore, the most necessary book in your homeopathic library.  

This is my materia medica.

She was one of those women who had everything: a loving husband, beautiful, healthy children, a well-run, stylish home, and intelligence to boot. She considered her life in order and often pondered it with satisfaction. She was slightly spoiled.

It wasn’t always that way though. Only fifteen years earlier Randy was single and suffering from debilitating depression, anxiety attacks and chronic fatigue. These were not the typical premenstrual blues and occasional anxiety attacks; they were the overwhelming, life-altering sort.

Her life was bulging with medical drama and constant searching for answers. “Why,” she would whimper, “is this happening to me?” The answers were vague and confusing.

From doctor to doctor she traveled only to find her inescapable illness deepening with each new medication.

Then one day, purely by accident, a friend mentioned that a relative had used homeopathy which resulted in a cure of his depression and fatigue.

It was an easy decision. She schedule a discussion with the same homeopath only half believing anything could save her from her life of her chronic mental suffering.

The homeopath told her that each medication she had been taking was concealing a symptom that was not only causing more serious ones but was suppressing her body’s ability to adjust to her condition. Once the correct remedy was determined, her sufferings would no longer be veiled but slowly melt away one by one.

The day or so after her first dose of Aurum metallicum 200 was a remarkable one. It so happened that she hoped she could eke out a day of one simple task. She simply wanted to organize a file she was compiling to build a case for social security benefits since she was no longer capable of work.

She had grown accustomed to measuring her time and tasks according to what her symptoms allowed. Most days were relegated to about an hour or two of productive time while the remainder was spent napping, peppered with anxiety attacks and weeping.

This day was different. Instead of the expected, Randy found herself organizing other files, too, and even wandering into the kitchen and making soup from scratch.

This was a once-relished task that had also been left behind due to her mounting fatigue. Yet, here she was working and providing herself with a nourishing meal! When she finished lunch, she noticed the pantry needed tidying.  Instead of postponing the task as usual, she took it on with renewed gusto. “Hey,” she thought, “I remember this feeling. . . it’s the way I used to feel; energetic, capable and motivated.”

After the last jar of beans was wiped and returned to the shelf, she scanned the room for another undertaking. Maybe I’ll just start a load of laundry, she considered.

And so the day went: task after task accomplished with ease, unlike any other day for what seemed a life time.

That night, as she lay her head on the pillow she took pleasure in reflecting on the accomplishments of the day and only hoped this had something to do with the homeopathic remedy.

“Nah, just a fluke,” she decided, and fell deeply asleep.

Yet, upon awakening the next morning, despite the cold, damp weather, a factor that had always worsened her depression, she prepared herself for another productive day.

This happened day after day for nearly a fortnight when finally she experienced a panic attack. She wept a little, too; more out of grief that her new well-being might be coming to an end.

Then something uncommon happened. Just when the panic was coming to the usual breathless pitch, it abruptly stopped. And instead of the telltale exhaustion there was a sense of calm.

And so it went. Day after day, week after week, the depression appeared only occasionally, now shorter, now less dramatic. Her desire to go out and her stamina returned. The prescription medications she once depended on had now been eliminated; so had the over-the-counter ones, and she began experiencing the life she always envisioned.

At a friend’s house—the one who had earlier shared the tip on homeopathy, she was introduced to a compelling man.  Innocently, the friend wore strong perfume, a previous trigger to anxiety, yet none of this made Randy ill.

Instead she was particularly clever and charming that night, which caught his attention. No more fogginess and anxiety. Her intelligence sparkled.

A year later, they celebrated their wedding.

Their marriage has been blessed with two children who are both treated  with homeopathy.

Depression is a thing of the past. Randy has a good life, rich with the blessings of a family and vigorous health. It only looks from the outside like a privileged life was bestowed upon her. There is an assumed excellence that comes from abundant health that she and her family have come to enjoy.

Indeed, homeopathy has spoiled her.

Aurum metallicum is a homeopathic medicine that has a reputation for addressing the deepest imaginable depression and anxiety.

This state of mind can be triggered by a business reversal or disappointed love relationship, and may include anorexia nervosa, suicidal thoughts and fatigue. Yet it also touches the lives of those who have depression running in their family bloodline.

If both chronic fatigue and depression are found in the same person, this remedy will likely act in a most surprising way.

Aurum metallicum 200 is best taken every 2-3 days for a period of a few weeks and halted when the condition has much improved.




I am a homeopath with a world wide practice working with families and individuals via Skype. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety s and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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75 thoughts on “Homeopathy Can Spoil a Girl: Medicine for Depression”

  1. Lois says:

    What are the exact dosing instructions? # of pellets at what interval, etc.?

    This sounds like it could be very effective for someone suffering deeply from the breakup of a long-term marriage.

    Thank you very much for the advice.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Pls read my reply to Marg above.

  2. Darcy Wallen says:

    Thank you for your informative post. As an eclectic/holistic psychotherapist, I am always looking for means of helping my clients without psychotropic medications, especially when they don’t want to take them.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Aurum metallicum is one of the all time great homeopathic medicines for depression, but pls know that it is not the only one.

  3. Marg says:

    When you say that Aurum Metallic 200 is best taken every 2 to 3 days for a few weeks, is that 200c, and 1 dose every 2 to 3 days? Also, how many pellet are in one dose? Thanks so much for your great newsletter!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t give the number of pills because it depends on the manufacturer’s directions on the outside of the bottle that determines that. A dose is what ever is printed on the side of the bottle. 200c is a good potency and one dose every 2-3 days is correct.

    2. if Boiron pellets you can use 2 pellets even though it says 3-5. you can also take it and dilute in a 1/2 vile dropper bottle, 2 pellets and do half water and half vegetable glycerine or alcohol and take only 2 drops of that either in water or under your tongue. it works more effectively this way because before each dose you shake the bottle and it actually slightly alters the potency enough that you don’t get used to the remedy.

      source – I’m a homeopath

  4. Paula says:

    Hi Joette,

    Our classical homeopath usually prescribes one dose of the constitutional remedy, usually in 200C potency, every 2 to 3 months. I feel that she chooses good remedies for my kids, but I don’t always see the results (for instance, my 7-year old son is on Pulsatilla and still wetting the bed. We tried lycopodium too). I see that you use a totally different system, repeating the remedies much more often. Is this part of the Banerji way of doing things? Do you ever see aggravation on those higher doses? Thanks for any clarification you could give on the matter of choosing potency and frequency. Sorry if I went off topic. Thanks so much, Paula

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      After many years of studying, using and teaching classical homeopathy(I taught the 1st credit bearing college course on Classical Homeopathy in NY State, studied CH since 1986 and been in full time CH practice for 20 years), I have found it to be slow, expensive and not reproducible.

      The Banerji Protocol is faster, data based, less likely(almost never) to produce aggravations, gentle and deep acting. ANd most importantly, able to be used by families without hundreds of thousands of dollars in education.
      You might be interested in checking out my Quick Start Guide on this site to learn more.

    2. Mary says:

      Not homeopathic advice, but I found interesting Dr McDougall says in one of his webinars that dairy products is cause of bedwetting.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Your timing could not be better with this post. My husband falls into deep depression around this time of year and finds himself remarkably unmotivated to do just about anything. Not to say that it isn’t present at all in the warmer months, but it is much deeper and worse when winter hits. I am hoping this remedy with the aid of WAPF diet will help in short order! Lard, cod liver oil, heaps of butter…ho!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      ‘Sounds like you’ve got it figured out!

  6. Cheli says:

    Wow Joette, thanks a bunch for another fabulous article. I wish some of my nieces would consider homeopathy, and Aurum looks like it could be the ticket. Depression seems to hit all the women in my family. I’ve never used Aurum met, but I’ve had pretty good luck with Ignatia and Sepia.
    Blessings from Florida, Cheli

  7. Courtney says:

    I’m wondering what the deciding factors would be in choosing this remedy over Ignatia? Thanks!

  8. KC says:

    I Love all your recommendations but am wondering where to find the remedies. The do not have them at the health stores at this low dose.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Click on the highlighted name of the remedy in the article and it will take you to a source.

  9. Kristen says:

    This is really interesting and very helpful. Would aurum m also work when the depression/fatigue is “intermittent”? As in, the depression/fatigue is the strongest (current) state…but requirements (I HAVE to go to work, or I won’t get paid and have no one else to rely on) and large amounts of caffeine to “get going” can temporarily mitigate it?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Its hard to say based on what you’re reporting, because generally if someone has depression, it is somewhat consistent. Having said this, if it is an overall pattern, it might be a consideration. One more thought: If someone can step outside of an emotional state by becoming active and productive, I consider this to be a step in a good direction.

  10. Martha says:

    Thank you for this informative article. I have a follow-up question regarding the choice of potency. Is the 200C potency being used in lieu of a lower potency like 6x or 6c because using a lower potency would not address the mental/emotional symptoms? Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It’s used because based on the experience of Drs. Banerji, it is the most expedient and efficacious method of using this remedy for this condition.

    2. lower potency does not address mental but it depends on who you are treating. if the person has a very low weak energy as can be seen in terminally ill or elderly you should start with a lower dose and increase. I would say 30 Ch would be fine if the person fits into this category. you don’t want to go to X it works differently .

      source I’m a homeopath

      1. Courtney Ingham says:

        I am not in agreement with you. Since I teach practical homeopathy based on the works of Drs. Banerji, we/I find that protocols cover potency and all posology issues.

  11. Julie Zook says:

    I wanted to know what contraindications there might be if a person is taking a number of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications currently. Do you recommend the person wean from the medications prior to starting the homeopathic method? Or, do you think the person can add the homeopathic method in addition to the medications they’ve been prescribed. Or, do you think the person can add the homeopathic method while weaning from the prescribed medications. I’m confident that most psychiatrists will not agree with homeopathy, which is why I feel my questions are important as I’d want someone to address the idea of homeopathy with a psychiatrist “gently”. Thank you for your time.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I would never encourage someone to stop using their meds for anti-dep and anxiety. Instead, it is usually noted that if the remedy is correctly chosen the need for the drugs will melt away. Then its time to discuss it with the prescribing doctor to see if an how the drug can be minimized or eliminated.
      I am not aware of any contraindications.

  12. Tiffany says:

    Hi Joette,
    I’m so excited to try this, and hope it helps me. I ordered Boiron Aurum Metallicum 200ck, and the directions on my bottle say 5 pellets, 3 times per day. This is really different from what you suggested above. Do I stick with the 3 pellets every few days, or follow what it says on my bottle. Thank you so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Twice daily is the way I have used this remedy for years and have found it to be the best so far. When determining the number of pills, its best to follow those instructions the manufacturing pharmacy suggests.

      1. Tammy says:

        I’m a bit confused … your response to Marge stated 1 dose every 2-3 days? And in your response above to Tiffany you’re stating dosing twice daily? Would you please explain? Also is there a difference between “c” and “ck” potency? Thank you!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          On reviewing what I wrote in a comment at the time of the writing, the only answer I can some up with after so much time is to assume that the comment was somehow misplaced with this particular blog. The answer that you’re looking for is that more often than not, Aurum met is used once every 2-3 days, not twice daily. Its written as such at the end of the article as well.

          C and CH are virtually the same.

  13. Karren says:

    Hello Joette,

    Do the symptoms need to be present to take them? My depression comes and goes at different times. Right now I am doing well and dandy and feel great but sometimes it creeps up on me without me realizing it until I’m well into it…

    Do I need to be “in it” while taking it or can I take them now while I’m feeling great to head it off for the future? Sometimes when I’m “in it”, I have trouble seeing it… I’d like to get rid of it for good, of course!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The symptoms need to either be present or frequent enough that they impede on daily life.

  14. Cheli says:

    I find that it really helps with the depression, overwhelm, and resentment from caregiving. I have been “dosing to tolerance”. For this situation it works better than Ignatia. I’ve used Sepia on and off but that never seemed quite right.

    Thanks Joette.

  15. Mohan Lal says:

    Thank You very much Ma’am, for this wonderful article. Many people are getting and will get benefit of your continuous efforts. Thanks so much. Mohan

  16. Bethany says:

    Can this be used for children with anxiety? My son is seven and struggles with some mild anxiety, but lately I can’t leave him without him getting anxious and crying.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy can certainly be used for children, but this remedy would not be well suited to the condition you describe.Anxiety is different from depression.

      1. depending on the anxiety, you could try Aconite 200 ch or gelsemium 200 ch

        1. Kirsten says:

          What do you mean depending on the,anxiety? I take a 10mg daily of Viibryd for my anxuety/panic. I would love to switch that out for homeopathic but have no idea which homeopathic remedy to get for it

          1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Homeopathy is more specific than a one size fits all, so panic episodes are treated differently than daily depression, anxiety after childbirth or around menopause is a different medicine than for a man who is overwhelmed by responsibilities. I think you get the picture.

      2. Theresa says:

        “Aurum metallicum is a homeopathic medicine that has a reputation for addressing the deepest imaginable depression and anxiety.” I’m confused. Anxiety and panic attacks are mentioned a few times in the article, and then the above quote was part of the conclusion. I’m trying to help a friend with both, and Sepia and Ignatia haven’t helped her.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I urge to re-read the article so that you understand the focus of it. If it helps, there are many ways to approach depression, anxiety, etc. and details matter.

  17. April says:

    When I click on the link it takes me to Amazon and on the bottle in the picture it says 200 ck. Does that matter?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      For these purposes, C and CK are interchangeable.

  18. barb says:

    hi joette my daughter is giving birth tomorrow she get baby blues would this work of her she also has some anxiety also she baby sits and will soon have another one she has 2 kids of her own so in total she will have 7kids in her house I worry about her with being over whelm and baby blues also if it does ill by her some and send it to her we live 1200 mile from her I worry because I cant be there for her

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It is unlikely that Aurum will act for your daughter’s situation, particularly given that we treat pathology, not the possibility of it.
      Having said this, we cover your daughter’s situation with specific protocols in my course, “Feminopathy”.

      1. i don’t agree. I think arum has a wide range of action. Anything that causes depression causes inflammation and this remedy works on a deep level on all the organs in the body to reduce inflammation. I would try it because it likely will have an effect. I would be shocked if it didn’t

        source I’m a homeopath

  19. Kari says:

    I’m curious about using this for my son. He is 5 yo and struggles from moderate to severe anxiety. He came from the foster system with sever neglect and we are still trying to find relief for him. Would this be a good remedy for a child. (There are many more symptoms)

    1. Courtney Ingham says:

      We don’t generally use Aurum met as our 1st choice for anxiety. Instead, you might look at my blog article on Ignatia.

  20. Megan Briscoe says:

    Is it safe to take while pregnant?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I used homeopathy exclusively during my pregnancies. In fact, I can’t imagine how they would have gone, had I not relied on it.

  21. Melinda Lancaster says:

    I found this article on a different site. (you were credited as the author) It led me here. I am going to learn a lot…and not just about depression.
    I thought that this remedy was going to save my life, but it has only agitated me. I was directed to only take two doses & wait 20 days to report. I’m still waiting. It is difficult to know if I didn’t get enough OR if it is the wrong remedy. Either way, I believe there is a right remedy.
    I also feel that this article will be instrumental in helping many suffering from depression. There are literally thousands of people deemed ” treatment resistant ” to psychotropic drugs.
    I want to get well and then spend the rest of my life spreading the word about homepathy.
    Thank you for sharing this!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The method of taking a homeopathic for a dose or 2, then stopping and waiting for a few weeks before assessing is a method I no longer adhere to. The idea is that within that time, there will be relief and that will indicate whether it was a good medicine choice or not. If is wasn’t, then the next medicine is chosen.

      “Treatment resistant” is only a phrase that indicates that the doctor hasn’t any idea what to do. A better term would be “doctor inadequacy”.

  22. Your comment made me smile through tears. My doctor is a good person. His model isn’t working for the situation. There are thousands of people weaeing the label of “treatment resistant” sadly. I had no idea. How broken the system is. I know that there are amino acids and herbs that could be tried. I planned on it even though mixing those with allopathic medication is risky.
    Then I found homeopathy because of you, Joette. This very article was posted on another site. I read it after a very discouraging appointment. I have no idea which remedies I need but it all makes so much sense to me/us. I hope God has lead us in this direction. My husband is trying to help me while pulling both of our loads. He’s one of a kind. I feel bad for him. Almost two years with no answer is a long time.
    I assume the homeopath reviewing my case is using the classical approach. We’ve never met as they donate their time on a forum. They are unwilling to move on to another remedy until 20 days pass. I’m trying to be respectful of them and not take the Ignatia 200 that has been in my nightstand for months. I bought it as an add-on item on Amazon when our dog died even though I had no idea what it was. It would really be something if it were one of my remedies.
    Until I visited your site I had no idea there was another method. It makes sense to me even with a foggy brain, especially after listening to your podcasts.
    I am not an Aurum personality. I’m not sure how that fits in. They said on the forum that they use rubics, etc.so personality traits don’t apply. At least not in “chronic conditions” I don’t know if you address that in any of your posts. Maybe you do in your classes. I have so much to learn.
    I have felt something from the Aurum. I have more anxiety and some agitation. The agitation is not at all like me. I feel like someone else is in my body. Very strange. I don’t like it.
    I know that God has a plan. He’s kept us through all of this. I no longer can function in any of my capacities. It is embarrassing.
    I’m learning here as I read each post. I’ve been warned off of treating myself. Someone told me yesterday that I would need two years of care if not more. Kind of felt like I was getting off one merry-go-round and getting on to another. I declined for now.
    I do intend to learn everything that I can and only hope that if I am healed and ever return to ministry, that I will be able to pay it forward. I have to find the remedy(s) first.
    It takes me forever to write a comment. Thanks for the smile.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t mean to be bold, but there’s no reason to not take what you already sense is correct.

  23. You made me smile again, Joette. Thank you. This morning I received an email from Dr. Banjeri. He replied to an message that I sent. I never dreamed that he’d answer. He sent a protocol. I have some doubt about Aurum Metallicum part. I forgot to tell him I’d tried it already. Perhaps I should try it again per his instructions. It’s a two prong protocol. I’m waiting on the other remedy. I may try Ignatia in the meantime. I’m a bit afraid of the agitation I have experienced on Aurum. But I can antidote after I listen to your podcast, I’ll know how.

  24. Saurabh says:

    Hi Joette,
    I was put on nux v 200c 3 times a day but it is not helping. Its making
    me dull, dizzy and lower my bp to 90. I feel I fit the symptoms of aur met.

    Which is better to start D12 or 200c ?
    My symptoms:
    Mind: severe agitation, dizzy, emotions loss, loss of joy and excitement,
    Physical: low bp (90-95/65) most of the time, fatigue, severe constipation, shortness of breath,
    dull black vision.

    I have never been constipated and this weak all my life. This all started when I stopped allopathic
    medicines ( Venlafaxine and Paxil) and other cocktail been put for 2 years.

    A homeopath put me on nux-v 200 for last 7 days but its not helping. As it was lowering the more,
    I tried Gelsemium 30c, it helps little bit on BP. Please suggest sth

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t take cases on this forum. I urge you to contact your homeopath.

  25. Pam says:

    Hi Joette,

    I’m trying to decide whether to continue with the homeopathist I have been working with for the last five months. My depression and fatigue are better, but the results are nothing like the results seen in this article. How do I decide that it’s time to try yet another homeopathist or to give it more time since I have had this problem since 1991?

    I am certainly grateful for the time and effort you put into all this and thank you in advance for any insight you might have the time to share with me.

    Pam Hayes

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If you’ve seen results, I would not look further. It can often take many months before there is improvement that is something to write home about. I always tell my clients that when a condition is chronic, they ought to expect a slow and steady response.

      1. Pam Hayes says:

        Thank you so much for your honesty. My doctor tells me the same thing, but what would you expect him to say? A second opinion really puts my mind at rest. On the other hand, I was really hoping to work with you and the Banerji protocols:)

        Pam Hayes

  26. Michael says:

    So Joette the dose would be 5 pills 2x a day ..every other day? For 2 -3 weeks?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Its all there in the article. The number of pills depends on the what is written on the side of the bottle as to what constitutes a dose.

  27. Mary says:

    When looking for Aurum Met in my homeopathic box I found 6C, a 200C, and a 10M.don’t know why I ever bought a 10M. Is it safe to take 10M with depression or can it cause an aggravation, or be proven?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If the remedy is correct and the potency is correct, it will act in the proper way. I’m not sure why you’re asking me if you can take 10M when you own 200.

      1. Mary Herman says:

        I guess I’m asking about 10M because …just like they say bigger is better, I’m thinking deeper acting is better. So, I have taken one dose of Aurum Met 200C for 3 days, I am hoping it helps me to stop being a hermit, isolating myself is not good for me. I thought about changing to Nat. Mur to help the isolation problem, but I know I’m being impatient.

  28. I listened to your podcast on chronic conditions and decided to give Aurum Met 200 a go, I can see positive results already after 5 days because I agreed to go in for blood work tomorrow and wow I’ve put that doctor on the back burner for about a year! Plus I never go anywhere because of my depression and fatigue….. so agreeing to go is good result for me.

    But I do have a question, depression is just one of my chronic conditions, can I also treat the other two at the same time? I found that Caustium 30C is helping my hand which is crippled from rheumatoid arthritis, but I also want to address vaginitis and knock that out once and for all. Can I take three different homeopathic remedies at different times of day? Or, is there any chance that Aurum Met might help all three chronic conditions so I should just wait?

    One of the important things you mentioned in the article was if depression ran in the bloodline,,,my mother committed suicide several years ago, because of that I felt strongly that I should give Aurum Met a chance to work. Thanks for all the helpful information Joette.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I teach that more than one medicine at a time may be used. I can’t tell you if Aurum will take care of all the conditions which is why I suggest this method. The more you read, the more it will all make sense to you.

      1. Pam says:

        What about those of us who are already seeing a homeopathic doctor for depression? My doctor is not using the classical method, which I never saw any success with anyway, but I have seen slow improvement during these seven months. Dr. Vaishnav has me take my remedy at 200 strength twice a day. If it’s okay to use a separate remedy for several complaints at a time as opposed to one remedy that covers the big picture, should I select something from your post and add it to what my doctor recommends? Would that help me improve faster, or just make things more difficult for my doctor on my follow up visits?

        Pam Hayes

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Its better to stay with what your doctor recommends. It will certainly confuse the picture for him if you add in this or that.

  29. Holly says:

    Is this a banerji protocol?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The use of this medicine is commonly known in the homeopathy world. The Banerjis, however, use it every other day.

  30. Jennifer says:

    If I drink coffee (two shots of espresso a day to get going in the morning), and begin this protocol will the coffee cancel out or void the protocol?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      When coffee is drunk regularly, I find that it doesn’t interfere with the action of homeopathy.

  31. Bea says:

    Is this protocol for depression the same that would be used for bi-polar disorder, or do you have a post that specifically addresses bipolar disorder?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve not written on the subject of bi-polar. Sometimes this medicine is used for it.

  32. Leo says:

    Hi joette
    Just wanted to tell u that u r the best , i have taking aurum metallicum 200 for the 1 month and a half . And i feel much much better. Thank you very ver much

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m delighted to hear. Share the good news with others.

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Protect Yourself from the Flu

Deal with the flu without drugs and expensive commercial products.

Combo Pack: Top 7 Products

Go from clueless to clued-in…in the fastest way possible.

Cell Salts: Learn Homeopathy at Home

The easiest, safest and most inexpensive way to treat your whole family.

Homeopathy in First Aid

Learn to choose the correct homeopathic remedy to give on the way to the emergency room or better yet,
avoid the trip altogether.

Cure Yourself and Your Family with Homeopathy

Homeopathy is inexpensive, non-invasive and profoundly curative.

How to Make Fast, Delicious & Nutrient-rich Meals That Your Children Will Love

Boost and maintain optimum health with simple foods, instead of vitamin pills.

How to Ensure a Safe & Gentle Pregnancy & Birth

Halt nausea and indigestion, curtail hemorrhoids and stretch marks, protect and build a robust baby, lessen birth pain and more!

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