Date: Sun, 20 Mar 1994 17:04:21 -0800
Sender: "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants discussion list" <HERB.TREARN.BITNET>
From: Mitch Bebel Stargrove <mstargrove.IGC.APC.ORG>
Subject: manic depression
I see many people diagnosed as manic depressives who actually have a condition of liver hypoglycemia (the low) with a compensation by the adrenals (the manic). The liver uses lithium to regulate liver breafdown of glycogen stores. Homeopathic lithium (3x) together with liver support oftens corrects the situation in a broad way. Safer, cheaper, deeper.
Prozax does not treat the cause of anything. brain chemistry imbalance is a symptom not a cause. The cause need to be effectively addressed.
Acupuncture, homeopathy, dietary therapy, herbs, many other approaches can be effective, but you need to be clear about your goals, wary of easy answers, and seek sare from an experienced practitioner of natural medicine.
Mitch Stargrove, ND, LAc