How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Address Depression

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Dr. Grace Yu  (YU HSIN TZU)(游心慈 香港註冊中醫師)

A combination of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

To Chinese medicine, poor mood is due to the stagnation of qi, , the clinical manifestations of complex, such as depression and menopausal syndromes and other illnesses, due to the emotional disorders, resulting in internal organs and dysfunction, the liver stagnation of qi, the spleen is not transported, the heart and mind is out of order, the internal organs of yin and Yang and blood disorders and caused by depression, mood, sadness and there is a foreign body obstruction in the pharynx and other complex symptoms. 

Liver qi stagnation is often the most basic cause of the disease. In addition to Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion can be used, such as Hegu, Ashigaru, Yanglingquan, Neiguan, Shenmen, and Ximen. 

There was a case of a 26 year old depression who was planning to get pregnant, but did not dare to stop taking the western medication she had been taking for a long time and was worried about the effect of the western medication on the fetus, so she turned to a Chinese medicine practitioner for help. She was advised not to stop taking the western medication, but to supplement it with Chinese medication and wait until her condition improved and stabilised, then she could seek the advice of a psychiatrist to reduce the dosage of the western medication slowly and then stop using it, and the patient is now ready to get pregnant after she stops taking western medication that has been in use for more than ten years. On the clinical bed with the Biodynamic craniosacral therapy through the therapist's subtle and sensitive touch, feel the flow of the original breath, and move the hand position to give appropriate support, so that the case into the self-healing state, experience the depth of tranquility, for the body, mind, energy and emotion, etc, to bring in-depth healing, each process, so that the case has a renewed understanding of the inner peace and joy.

Her treatment brings the quality of meditation to make patients feel at ease. It combines traditional Chinese medicine and other healing methods to improve the current situation of the patient and assist the patient to achieve a healthy balance in the complete plan.

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