Natural Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Remedies
While some are saying, “Tis the season to by Jolly!” in December each year, others dread the winter season. They get depressed, lethargic, have memory and concentration problems, become unmotivated, and have a low libido. These symptoms are all signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Causes of seasonal affective disorder are generally unknown. Chinese Medicine suggests the solution may be soothing and strengthening the kidneys through herbal therapies. Other theories point to melatonin and serotonin depletion.
Ask your doctor about these natural supplements to support your body’s ability to better handle stress. SAMe, Melatonin, and Vitamin D from Cod Liver oil supplementation as we get less sunlight.
See also Depression Natural Remedies
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Dave’s Positive Mind Formula – supports heart and kidneys
Dave’s Mood Formula – to relieve stress by feeding nerves
Dave’s Kidney Formula – to support the kidneys
St. John’s wort - mild to medium depression. *Don’t use with prescription anti-depressants
Lavender - stress relief, digestive aid
Rhodiola – adaptogen which aids stress and energy
Eleutherococcus (Siberian ginseng) adaptogen and adrenal destressor
Cell Salts to Help Seasonal Affective Disorder
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#2 Calc Phos 6X – depression and irritability
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nerve enhancer, mild depression
#9 Nat Mur 6X – depression from grief
SAD Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Aurum metallicum – workaholic personality. Financial stresses can lead to suicidal depression. Often with heart or high blood pressure problems.
Carcinosinum - dificult concentration. People who over extend themselves. Fastidious, obsessive compulsive disorder.
Phosphorus – oversensitive, very social, fears of the dark, sensitive to thunderstorms. Nose bleeds easily.
Stramonium – fears of the dark, water, and dogs. Wakes up from nightmares. Has violence or seen violence in their life.
Syphillinum - hopeless, despairs of recovery. Fears the night. Feels as if going insane or being paralyzed.