Depression

Depression is sometimes referred to (usually in medical circles) as a depressive disorder. A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things.

A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing “blue mood.” It is not a sign of personal weakness, or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years.

Treating Depression

Conventional medicine attempts to treat depression at the symptom-level, and there are three major problems with pharmaceutical antidepressants: they don’t target the root-cause of the illness, they can become addictive, and they have harsh side effects. These side effects can include: nausea, sleeping problems, nervous disorders, eating disorders (e.g. loss of appetite), impotence and loss of libido, sweating, excessive weight gain, headaches and fatigue/weakness.

At The Centre For Integrated Health, our experience suggests that depressive disorders are often the result of hormone imbalances. Many cases are also caused by nutritional deficiencies, which lead to psychological symptoms. Nutritional supplementation can therefore play a very positive role in effective treatment of the root causes, and be more important than approaching the issue from a mental or emotional angle. Adrenal issues may also be at fault, in which cases we often find that carefully selected homeopathic remedies can lead to dramatic improvement in the condition.

Case Study

Mr “A” was a professional counsellor who contacted us after developing depression; a condition that he said had been worsening over the 12 months leading up to his visit. The symptoms included constant low energy, poor quality sleep, no libido and a susceptibility to high levels of stress.

One of our experienced practitioners conducted an Asyra mental and emotional scan, which confirmed our homeopath’s planned course of treatment. By his next visit, and in line with expectations, the homeopathic remedies had alleviated many of Mr “A”s’ symptoms and remarkably improved his general mood and outlook.

Based on this improvement, he was able to address and resolve some emotional issues which he had not previously been able to deal with. Two months later, a check-up revealed that he was entirely symptom-free!

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Without exaggeration, depression may be the most common health problem in the world. It attacks people of all ages and backgrounds. And like cancer, heart disease, and other major illnesses, depression knows no demographic borders. Once it takes hold of a person, it can leave scars that can last a lifetime. We fully understand that “talking about depression” can itself be very challenging. However, we assure you that we clearly understand that this is a 100% real problem; it’s not just about mood or “preference”. Contact us so that we can compassionately, confidently and supportively discuss your challenges. We’ll explain how our screening technology and treatment options can make a positive difference in your life.

There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.

NutriVital Acidophilus Complex

NutriVital Acidophilus Complex

Package contents: 60 caps

  • Contains 8 billion live bacteria per capsule
  • Addition of FOS to promote growth and maintenance of beneficial bacteria
  • Aids synthesis of some B vitamins and absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium
  • Promotes health and integrity of intestinal wall
  • Supports healthy immune function

Acidophilus is renowned to be of use for the balance of good and bad bacteria in the bowel. It can be used to return the intestinal flora to normal, healthy levels (natural flora levels may be affected by fungus or antibiotics). Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum form part of the body’s normal micro-flora and encourage


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