Depression and Stress

Depression is a mood disorder that encompasses more than just sadness. Stress and anxiety are among the most common symptoms that also affect patients with depression, and more often than not, the symptoms from stress, anxiety, and depression are difficult to separate out.

As always when dealing with any ongoing issue you want to address it form several aspects of your life. You need to see your dr and get an accurate diagnoses if it affecting your everyday life, medication is needed in some instances. In addition to therapy, regular exercise and dietary changes Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation. When looking for a more modern day formula to Promote movement of qi, and Releases constraint look for one containing one or more of the following herbs: Da Zao nourishes the blood and calms the spirit to help settle emotional restlessness or Chen Pi which regulates the qi and strengthens the spleen to help transform dampness and awaken the mind. Or Gan cao which is a potent herb to nourish the Heart and moisten internal dryness. This boost in blood and yin helps to quiet and calm the mind

Chai Hu and Xiang Fu – Enters the Liver channel to activate qi circulation and relieve qi stagnation.

Mu Dan Pi, and Zhi Mu – Sedates interior heat arising from Spleen and blood deficiencies, and from Liver qi stagnation.

 Chuan Xiong – Activates blood circulation to dispel blood stagnation.