Bipolar is the new term for manic depressive. It is considered a psychiatric disorder – please use this material along with professional help.
Manic-depressive, or bipolar, is an alternation of psychological states of depression – from mild to suicidal – and manic states where a person can feel almost high and can go without sleep for days at a time. This manic state can involve excessive sex or even shopping.
There is no known cause for bipolar; some people thing that it may be some psychological trauma such as divorce, rap, etc. Women experience this at childbirth and can seem to be a permanent PMS condition. It may also be suppressed anger or even side effects from some drugs.
Modern medicine treats manic depression using various drugs that suppress the emotions, and usually the sex drive. Many people go off and on the medications as they describe it makes them feel weird. This lends them in emergency rooms and doctor’s offices many times over. The medical field considers these people as incurable and that they must face a life of emotional numbness from drugs.
The natural viewpoint sees bipolar as those people having an imbalance that is caused by some sort of emotional trauma, nutritional deficiencies, and nerve weakness. Historically, Homeopathic doctors set up the first human sanatoriums for the emotionally challenged.
Your strategy should include (1), chose the right natural remedies; (2) use your natural remedies along with your medications; and (3) choose a healthcare professional that will help you to wean off your medications slowly as the natural ones “kick in” for longer lasting and even permanent results. Remember, using several remedies should give much better results than just taking one supplement.
What you can do is to first, be sure to have a good emotional support system; stay socially active. Next, be sure to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and sodas from your diet. It can have amazing results from changing your eating habits alone.
Natural Bipolar Supplements
Many people that have used Lithium as a medication successfully can often use Lithium Asportate. It is a fraction of a doctor’s dose (5 – 10 mg).
A whole-food B-Vitamin Complex used 3 times a day will fortify the nervous system. (Use brands such as New Chapter, Garden of Life, or Megafood.)
Herbs for Bipolar
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use these herbs for bipolar along with counseling and other natural therapies.
Vitex – 3 each morning for women ages 13 to 50 years of age. This is mandatory for those with bipolar as a result of childbirth or some other hormonal reason.
In women it is very important NOT to use chemical birth control as they can cause emotional problems.
St. John’s wort – when a person is not taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants when in the down cycle. Use along with Milky Oat seed.
Milky Oat seed – to tonify and nourish the nervous system; for up and down times.
Melissa (Lemon balm) – for calming the nervous system and improving the digestive system; use with Milky Oat seed during manic phase.
Cell Salts to Help Bipolar - Manic Depression
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.
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve strengthening
#9 Nat mur 6X – for those who isolate, depression alternates with silliness
#11 Nat sulph 6X – depression with bad weather or alcoholism
Bipolar 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.
Lachesis (#1) – Talkative (loquacity) talk fast, jumps from subject to subject; mania, suspicious, rages, violence, revenge; paranoia, persecution; alcoholism, depression after alcohol binge; springtime mania; high sex drive.
Anacardium – schizophrenic, violence, irritable, cursing, revengeful; society people, can kill; poor confidence in depression; anger and rage; conflict of good and evil (Kali carb, Sepia, Aurum, Lachesis, Ignatia)
Aurum met – depression dominant; religious mania, praying, rages, anger, workaholic; suicidal; ailments from grief or love loss; fears failure.
Hyoscyamus – depression, guilt, religious guilt, sinned away the day of grace, hard on self; take off clothes; positive, erotic, manic; high fevers, delirium; sex.
Medorrhinum – fitful nature, craves stimulation and sex, they are night people who “party hardy” and have up and down life especially during the day, manic and hard-core partier and then depressed; panicky, fear of losing control (obsessed); delusions and deep confusion as if in a dream, they panic, shake and go into a daze, the flat effect, staring, wiped out, some violence; etiology of suppressed gonorrhea or drugs.
Staphysagria – anger, alternating states, life of the party or disappears; positive; worthlessness, no confidence; hypersexual; often a result of childhood abuse or some type of humiliation.
Stramonium – mania with insane violence and wildness, wild look with flushed face, animalistic; fears dogs and water; doesn’t want to be alone; nightmares, sleepwalking.
Tarentula – over stimulated nervous system; hyperactive, ADD, ADHD symptoms; loves music, dancing; sexual maniacs; always feel rushed and impatient; may be devious and untrustworthy.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes