I saw a Naturopath for anxiety & depression & tried several remedies. I did find accupunture a good treatment for chronic pain and it was calming.
I could not afford ongoing treatment. My Naturopath was $120/hour & accupncture $65/hour, my insurance covered neither. My Lexapro & Xanax scripts cost
$12/month as that's my co-pay. I also take hydrocodone which cost $4/month co-pay.
Much of the natural/holistic approach is expensive. This is why it's good to hear from others and research on our own to see what may or may not work.
It's trial and error.
Did you have anxiety/depression before your other illness, or was it brought on by your illness?
I worked in the pharmcutical research industry for 8 yrs and saw/heard info that made me a firm believer the option of meds was not for me, this is why I've always tried the natural route.
With my lyme I did do antibiotics, but stopped once realized it was not helping but making me worse. I'm am now again, trying the alternate route with the HP's and will go the herbal route with the assistance of an actual medical dr who rx's herbs.
Keep in mind, Dr's who are actual medical dr's like Andrew Weil stepped away from the pharm drugs to treat alternatively.
There is a slew of medical dr's who are actually getting their degrees here in Montreal from the homeopathic school.
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places