Chocolate for Depression

The other day a patient told me that when she eats chocolate her depression goes away. I found this interesting because when I eat chocolate I get depressed. But as I thought about it more, it demonstrates the” law of similar” on which homeopathy was founded. That law states that if a substance (whether plant, animal or mineral) causes symptoms in a healthy person then it can cure those same symptoms in an ill patient.

The one disadvantage of having to eat chocolate for depression is the weight gain. I suggested to the patient that we treat her with homeopathic chocolate instead, as it is virtually calorie free.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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