Curing Depression Naturally with Chinese Medicine

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Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc., 1999 - Medical - 182 pages
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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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Contents

Liver
29
The Chinese Medical Mechanisms of Depression
41
The Chinese Medical Treatment of Depression
47
How This System Works in Reallife
57
Chinese Herbal Medicine Depression
65
Acupuncture Moxibustion
85
The Three Free Therapies
93
Simple Home Remedies for Depression
113
Additional Suggestions from Clinical Experience
137
A Controlled Study of Acupuncture in the Treatment
143
More Case Histories
149
Finding a Professional Practitioner of Chinese
159
Chinese Medical Glossary
169
Bibliography
175
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Flawsis an internationally known practitioner and teacher of traditional Chinese medicine. He studied acupuncture, Tuina massage, and Chinese herbal medicine at the Shanghai College of Medicine, and is also a graduate of the Boulder School of Massage.

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