Acupuncture treatment of depression
Depression is defined as the cause of learning, aspects of marriage, family, work, etc., because of an unexpected stimulus to a problem, or encountered some specific difficulties A depressed state of mind is formed, it is a kind of mood disorders, leading to a significant factor in the number of suicide experts in the world suffering from depression is growing, and depression in 10% to 15% risk of suicide prediction, by 2020, depression will be second only to cancer in humans second kill.
To the patients themselves, family and society serious harm. World Health Organization (WHO) published data show that patients with depression worldwide about 3.4 million per year for depression and suicide have at least one million people, currently the disease has caused widespread concern in the medical profession at home and abroad. Etiology of depression is not yet clear, may be related to psychosocial factors, genetic factors, neuroendocrine and central neurotransmitter function abnormalities. Depression is generally divided into exogenous and endogenous two categories. The so-called exogenous, usually refers to external environmental events caused by depression, such as reactive depression, depressive neurosis.
The endogenous is by the body “internal” factors caused by depression, is a group of persistent emotional depression as the basic characteristics of mental disorders, may be associated with changes in behavior and thinking, and often sleep disorders, loss of appetite , dry mouth, constipation and other physical symptoms. Many treatments for depression, such as psychotherapy, sleep deprivation therapy, light therapy and electric shock treatment, but still modern drug treatment, psychotherapy supplement.
Acupuncture has received very good results in the treatment of depression, for exogenous depression such as post-stroke depression has a good effect for endogenous depression effect is very significant.
Depression What are the specific performance? Usually depressed, pessimistic about the future, do not want to take the initiative with people, depression, mental dispirited, depressed cowardice, brain Shen dizziness, severe insomnia, tinnitus and deafness, his eyes dull, palpitation palpitations, panic easy to cry, depression distress, memory loss, unresponsive, constipation, and other serious mental and physical discomfort and autonomic dysfunction performance. Depression occurs in sentimental, unsociable, narrow-minded, emotional indifference, lack of care, neglect of communication crowd.
The traditional way to treat depression is drug therapy and psychotherapy, but about Chinese medicine to treat depression also have effective therapy. Traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, through the meridian conditioning to regulate nerve function, the effects of treatment of depression on the very good. Western medicine generally take medication to treat depression, the efficacy of this approach is certainly obvious, but long-term medication addictive, have a certain influence on human brain. When compared with Western medicine, acupuncture mainly play a therapeutic role by conditioning the body’s own nerve function, treating depression is a “green therapy.”
Depending on the symptoms of traditional Chinese medicine will be divided into four types of depression
1. Spleen Liver Depression: sentimental, pessimism, mood swings, sighed, feeling at two threatening swelling, bloating, diarrhea, physical fatigue. Pink tongue, thin white fur, thready pulse string. Treatment of ideas: the spleen and the liver qi stagnation. Treatment options acupoint: qimen, taichong, tanzhong, gongsun.
2. liver blood stasis type: depression, suicide attempts, feelings of irritability, associative thinking slow, slow motion, looking dull, flank pain. Women amenorrhea, dark purple tongue petechiae, white fur, pulse string, treatment ideas: diarrhea liver circulation, through government network. Acupuncture treatment options acupoint: dabao, jingmen, xinggjian, geyu, sanyinjiao.
3. Heart deficiency type: insomnia, forgetfulness, fast heartbeat, easily frightened, emotionally fragile, lack of interest, fatigue, weakness, pale complexion, loss of appetite, abdominal distension, pale tongue, white, weak pulse. Expelling: Spleen Yang Xin, Qi and blood. Treatment Ideas: Spleen Yang Xin, Qi and blood. Acupuncture points treatment options: xinyu, piyu, sanyinjiao, shenmen, qihai.
4. the spleen kidney yang deficiency: mental wilt Mi, low mood, lack of exercise like bed, upset, panic, palpitations, insomnia, pale complexion Akira, impotence nocturnal emission, women vaginal discharge, tongue fat or scalloped edges, white fur, pulse. Treatment Ideas: Warming spleen warm. Treatment points acupoit: Shenshu, Vital, Guan Yuan. Spleen, too River, Sanyinjiao.
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