Curing Depression Naturally with Chinese Medicine
This book is a layperson's guide to Chinese medicine & depression. In it, the authors discuss the basic concepts of Chinese medicine, the Chinese medical description of mental/emotional depression in general, & the Chinese medical diagnosis & treatment of this problem in particular. They then go on to introduce such Chinese medical concepts as qi stagnation, blood stasis, phlegm nodulation & qi & blood vacuity. This is followed by a discussion of the main Chinese medical patterns covering depression in Chinese medicine & how these are treated by professional practitioners of Chinese medicine. Next come a number of Western case histories of patients who were treated by Rosa Schyner. The authors then go on to discuss what they call the "three free therapies" for arthritis: diet, exercise & deep relaxation . In addition to this trio of fundamental self-care therapies, the authors also discuss such low or no-cost Chinese self-help techniques as qi gong, self-massage, magnet therapy, moxibustion, hydrotherapy, Chinese herbal patent medicines & Chinese herbal wines & elixirs. They round out their presentation with some sound psychological advice about working with & promoting emotional health, advice on how to find a local professional practitioners & a section on learning more about Chinese medicine. A glossary at the back makes unfamiliar Chinese medical terms easy to understand. In addition, there is a bibliography & an index.
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