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Posted by Harry on October 29, 2000 at 21:22:52:

In Reply to: Harry -- question -- nothing to do with IBS though posted by TK on October 29, 2000 at 17:33:17:


: Harry,
: This has nothing to do with IBS, but I know that you are in to homeopathic therapy and wanted to know your feelings on St. John's Wort? I've taken an antidepressant before for seasonal affective disorder and was thinking of trying this as an alternative. I guess this could have to do a little w/ IBS since I notice it is usually worse when I'm affected with S.A.D. Well anyways thanks for any info you could give me! SMILE TK

TK,
Now you know I could give you more info than you probably want to know.
As you may know Homeopathy deals basically with taking ALL of a person's symptoms and giving them the remedy that comes as close as possible to the symptoms but in extremely minute doses. Homeo is derived from a word meaning "similar" and pathy means --suffering. This is a very simplified explanation. A pretty good site to visit is --www.homeopathic.com --. There is good some basic info availble but of course you can buy Education material from the site--so beware!!

St. John's Wort is an herb that is used to make a Homeopathic remedy named "Hypericum" and is a GREAT remedy for injuries to nerves, especially fingers and toes. Puncture wound. Relieves pain after surgery. Excessive pain is a guiding symptom for its use. Injured nerves from animal bites. Injuries to your coccyx from a fall with pain that radiates up or down back.And,even in some cases--painful hemorrhoids.I have used it when needed--not alot but some. It is also used for mild depression.It has been used since the mid--1800 in homeopathic medicine and is extremely well documented as to what to use it for----I found a ref.using it in 1874.

St.John's Wort in material doses ---OTC from a health food store is commonly used these days for moderate depression. I am not sure what you mean by season affective disorder(symptoms). I am sure everyone can be different as with IBS. If a mild antidepressant medication helped you in the past then St.John's Wort should work fine. But,if you are an extremely sensitive person--it can produce shooting pain. Just stop---if that happens.
God Bless---Harry


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