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How Sanjiu Chinese Medicine Help Treat Depression

Depression is a psychological condition characterized by prolonged sadness, in combination with other symptoms, such as loss of interest in others, in work, and in recreation. There may also be indecisiveness, inability to concentrate, anxiety, apathy, loneliness, lowered self-esteem, and increased self-blame. Normally depression is a temporary reaction to a specific disappointment or loss. It can be treated by the support of family and friends or simply by the passage of time and by the steps which the person takes to change his or her situation. Treatment is not usually necessary. Severe depression is another matter. Some cases of severe depression may be caused by a chemical deficiency. A small percentage of severe depression is linked to mental illnesses.

Symptoms
(a) The symptoms of severe depression include crying spells, slow speech, agitation, hopelessness, helplessness, withdrawal from usual activities, recurring thoughts of death and suicide, and irritability. Insomnia, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss or gain, loss of sexual desire, and imagined pains are also symptoms.
(b) Depressed patients with certain mental disease may hear voices accusing them of unpardonable sins, and suffer delusions that they are terribly worthless, sinful or incurably ill.
(c) Diagnosis of severe depression may be complicated. The practitioner needs to rule out any possible physical causes of the depression, such as infliction by disease, deficiencies, or medication.

Chinese Medicine can help
Many cases of depression are successfully treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Most cases show great improvement after about two to three months of treatment. However, the treatment should be longer in order to eliminate the root of the problem.

Common Causes and Treatments in Chinese Medicine
Cause (a)-Stagnation of Liver Qi
A person with stagnation of liver Qi exhibits emotional depression, restlessness, fullness in the chest, pain in the hypochondrium area, anorexia, nausea and vomiting. They may have a thin, greasy tongue coating, and a wiry pulse.
Treatment by Herbal medicine
Therapeutic principle: Herbal medicine can help soothe the liver Qi and regulate the Qi circulation.
Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Therapeutic principle: Acupuncture can help soothe the liver Qi and regulate the Qi circulation by using points mainly from the Liver meridian, and the Ren channel.

Cause (b)-Qi Stagnation Turning into Fire
A person with Qi stagnation turning into fire may have an irritable temper, a dry mouth, headaches, congested eyes, tinnitus (ringing in ears) or constipation. The tongue may be red and pulse may be wiry and fast.
Treatment by Herbal medicine
Therapeutic principle: Eliminate the Liver fire, soothe the Liver Qi and regulate Qi circulation.
Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Therapeutic principle: Eliminate the Liver fair, soothe the Liver Qi and regulate Qi circulation by using points mainly from the Liver meridian of Foot Jueyin and the Gallbladder meridian of Foot Shaoyang.

Cause (c):Phlegmatic Qi stagnation type
A person with phlegmatic qi stagnation may have depression, an uncomfortable situation in the throat, a possible lumpy feeling in the throat, but no difficulty in swallowing. Their tongue may have a white, greasy coating and they may have a wiry slippery pulse.
Treatment by Herbal Medicine
Therapeutic principle: Herbal medicine helps soothe the Liver Qi, promote Qi circulation and control phlegm.
Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Therapeutic principle: Acupuncture and moxibustion can help soothe the Liver Qi, promote Qi circulation and resolve phlegm by using points mainly from the Liver meridian of Foot Jueyin and Ren channel

Cause (d):Heart and Spleen deficiency type
A person with a heart and spleen deficiency may show sorrow without any obvious causes, abnormal joy or rage, unreasonable suspicion of fear, insomnia, weakness or a decrease in appetite. The tongue would have a white coating and the pulse thready and feeble.
Treatment by Herbal medicine
Therapeutic principle: Herbal medicine helps reinforce the heart and spleen, nourish the blood and reinforce the Qi.
Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Therapeutic principle: Acupuncture and moxibustion can help reinforce the heart and spleen, nourish Blood and reinforce the Qi by using points mainly from Ren Channel and the Bladder meridian of Foot Taiyang.

Qigong, generally, it is good for relieving anixety and stress as well as improving the circulation of Qi and blood. As a result, it provides a good healing effect for this ailment. Despite the increase in energy, you will not see or feel any effects right away. It takes several weeks, possibly months of practice before any noticeable effect.

Lifestyle
1. Treatment can save the life of someone with an eating disorder. Friends, relatives, teachers, and physicians all play an important role in helping the sick person start and stay with a treatment program. Encouragement, care, and persistence, as well as information about eating disorders and their dangers, may be needed to convince the ill person to get help and to stick with treatment.
2. Eating disorders often have an emotional basis. Keeping a good mental health will help prevent eating disorders as well as many other problems. Depression, in particular, has been linked to eating disorders. If you often feel depressed, please consider professional help.

Sanjiu(999) Chinese Medicine Clinic has world famous TCM practitioners and practitioners who can help you to overcome this disease and many others.

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