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Post Heart Surgery and homeopathic help for Depression

My brother had a triple bypass heart surgery Nov. 15, 2011.  He is also diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  He is most recently suffering from depression due to the lengthy post-surgical recovery period.  He is 55 years old and owns a car dealership.  He desires a homeopathic approach to assist with the depression.  He has never been prone to depression previously.  Please contact us with any assistance you can offer.  Thank you.
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Make sure you get your doctors OK first!!

Try taking Rubidium supplement formulated by a compounding pharmacist
take 500 milligrams daily with food. Make sure to have your fasting essential amino acids checked. Although not every clinically depressed individual has low essential amino acids, the majority do, so testing and
treatment for these key nutrients should never be omitted. While it’s
very possible that using rubidium by itself without any of these other
nutrients would probably be effective, you might be overlooking
deficiencies in essential amino acids as well as other essential
nutrients that rubidium alone cannot replace.
So your depression might go away, but other body functions would continue to decline, possibly permanently. Besides, rubidium is more likely to work when your body has all the amino acids it needs.
You can have your fasting essential amino acids checked with a blood test
If your essential amino acids are low, make sure to use a blend of all eight
essential amino acids (including tryptophan) individualized for you.
And, just as import a n t l y, make sure to look for the cause of your low
levels. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that, quite often, that
cause turns out to be hypochlorh ydria, or low stomach acid.
If that’s the case, then add injections of vitamin B12 with folic acid to your program: These are always a good idea for anyone with low stomach acid. Individualized amino acids along with these injections can frequently help your depression clear up over a few weeks to a few months time. If this
isn’t effective enough, then try adding rubidium.
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The only way to truly test homeopathy for anything serious or chronic is to see a homeopathic physician or homeopathic study group guided by such a physician.  Homeopathy is trial and error, but which remedies are to be tried will depend on many factors, including body temperature, what time of day the condition is the worst, etc.  Now, in this case, I'd also see what medication he's taking, since many meds can have emotional side effects, and trauma can have side effects as well.  Meds for acute heart conditions also affect metabolism and often the uptake of magnesium and other nutrients such as CoQ10, which can also lead to a feeling of depression.  Lots of factors to consider in such a complex case, and with so many acute ailments all at once, a homeopathic physician has the additional advantage of being a doctor.  Good luck.
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In addition to my previous post follow these recommendations!
Getting regular exercise. For rapid benefits in alleviating depression, there is no better method than regular aerobic exercise. I suggest 30 minutes of continuous physical activity, at least five days a week for best results.
Checking your meds. Make sure you are not taking any over-the-counter or prescription medications that may contribute to depression.
Cutting out caffeine. Addiction to coffee and other forms of caffeine often interferes with normal moods and can aggravate depression.
Trying acupuncture. This has proven itself to be very useful in treating several mood disorders, including depression.
Meditating. This requires long-term commitment and does not produce immediate results, but can help get to the root of depression.
Follow a well-balanced diet; include an antioxidant multi-vitamin/mineral supplement to ensure you are meeting your nutritional needs for all the essential nutrients; and consider B vitamins especially folic acid and vitamin B6 and fish oil (try 1,000 - 2,000 mg per day), all of which can be helpful in supporting optimal mood.
Please check with your doctor first!
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For depression and blood pressure, do the anulom vilom pranayam (with eyes closed) 2 to 3 times a day. With the bhramri pranayam the brain will relax, and in turn the whole body will be relaxed.
After 6 months do kapalbhati pranayam and mandukasan to help with the diabetes and cholestrol control.Your town and country in your profile will help. When you notice some benefit, let the readers of this post know.

For pranayam build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 21  times
February 17 ,2012
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