Depression and anxiety are becoming very common health issues in our society. In conventional western medical studies, Depression and anxiety are considered as psychological problems. Because of this confusion, the causes of depression and anxiety are still unknown and there is no reliable treatment available in western medical practice. According to western medicine theory, manic-depression (bipolar disorder), anxiety and PTSD are all belong to mental disorders. As a matter of fact, in all mental disorder cases, most cases are depression and anxiety at physical level and can be cured easily. According to Chinese medicine theory and my practice records, the symptoms of depression and anxiety are due to unbalanced physical conditions, therefore, those cases are not belong to mental disorders. The good thing is treating physical disorders are easier than treating real mental disorders.
In my practice, depression and anxiety are not difficult cases. Depression case is different from manic-depression case. Depression is a simple physically deficient condition led to depressed mental state. The major cause is low energy.
Manic -depression is an excess and deficient mixed unbalanced condition in physical and mental state. Bipolar disorder patients have both depression and manic symptoms. The causes of Bipolar disorder and PTSD are rooted at subconscious level, for that reason they are very difficult to be cured. Physical pain which caused by soft tissue problems does not reach to the subconscious level, but the pain which is related traumatic experiences do and can influence to many life times. (Manic-depression and PTSD will be discussed in another blog.)
Most depression cases caused by over-contemplation and emotional frustration, it usually affects those who are physically in a dysfunction stage (The stage that a person in a condition that he is not sick yet also is not healthy.) and triggered by unbalanced emotions, such as grief, worry, sad and fear. Long term of living in unhappiness, worry, and fear are very energy consuming that can lead to energy deficiency. When a person's energy dropped to certain low level, he may experience some depression symptoms:
always feel tired / self-isolation / loss of interest in doing things he normally do / trouble sleeping (insomnia or excessive sleeping) / headaches / fatigue or dizzness / difficult to make decision / sweating not due to heat (Because of lack of energy, depression patient's body is damp-cold, especially his feet are cold and wet.) / heart palpitation / panic attack /suicidal thoughts
Conventional western medical studies have not been able to treat depression successfully, many depression patients taking antidepressant drugs have serious side effects. In my practice, I met many patients have been taking antidepressant m