The Roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Depression Treatment

In traditional Chinese medicine there is historical precedent for the treatment of so called "shen" (Heart-Mind) disorder, or disorder/dysregulation of the spirit, which is also considered sas distinct but not separate from the cognitive function of the brain. According to Dr. CQ Yang, PhD, LAc, in his self published book shen disturbance, which takes a thorough look at how TCM approaches mental-emotional imbalance, the Nei Jing-Yellow Emperor's Classic (100-2-- B Ev) is the first book to … [Read more...]

Heart patients, depression and anxiety

There is no doubt that if you have heart problems in America today, you are very prone to depression and/or anxiety. Depression usually sets in when you realize your heart is not improving with medical care; heart drugs are slowly killing you; your bypass, angioplasty, or ablation (burning your heart) did not last; and you are just waiting for a heart attack to happen. This depression can alternate to anxiety as you worry more and more about the state of your heart, your health, and whether you … [Read more...]

Children and B Complex Deficiency Syndrome

The emotional problems associated with B-vitamin deficiency or B-Complex Deficinecy Syndrome (BCDS) can start out quite subtly.  Your kid or grandkid is just quiet, or sad, or perhaps the best word might be sullen.  Most people might not even notice, but you do.  “Experts” might consider him or her to be mildly depressed and a candidate for drug therapy if it “doesn’t pass”.  For those kids who do not get the right intervention, this is the beginning of mental and emotional problems that at best … [Read more...]