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Traditional Chinese Medicine Categories of Depression

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When there is a disturbance in one or more of these Zang any event, an emotional state, an imbalance can occur. Similarly, an unbalanced emotional state can cause a disturbance Zang. In all cases, however, the Shen is disturbed. Zang The motcmwell.com

When there is a disturbance in one or more of these Zang any event, an emotional state, an imbalance can occur. Similarly, an unbalanced emotional state can cause a disturbance Zang. In all cases, however, the Shen is disturbed. Zang The mo...

When there is a disturbance in one or more of these Zang any event, an emotional state, an imbalance can occur. Similarly, an unbalanced emotional state can cause a disturbance Zang. In all cases, however, the Shen is disturbed. Zang The most commonly affected are the lungs and liver. Zang These are often affected by disturbances in the flow of basic substances in the body. Stagnation (and sometimes insufficient) of Qi and the presence of Phlegm, which disrupts the free flow of energy in the body, affect the body's ability to maintain emotional harmony. Similarly, a deficiency of Yin and blood can disrupt normal bodily functions.


In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), depression is commonly called Yu Zheng and are believed to affect organs Zang. While Heart Zang is said to store the Shen or spirit, which includes responses to emotional stimuli, the classical theory also maintains that each of the Zang organs plays a role in emotions. For example, the Spleen Zang is associated with excessive anxiety, anger liver, kidney fear and terror, and lung pain, inability to let go, and anxiety.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Categories of depression

While Shen is always affected (principal or accessory) with disorder of depression, TCM classifies the causes of the disease by the extent to which the various organs Zang show signs and symptoms of disorder and the extent to substances which their rights are affected. The most common diagnosis differential includes the following categories, or patterns of disharmony.


Qi and Phlegm Clashing that depression is manifested by a feeling of something caught in the throat that can not be swallowed and tightness in the chest. The language is usually a white coating and viscous, and the pulse is slippery and tight.

Yin and Blood Deficiency Zang organs manifests as depression with feelings of anxiety, a tendency to sudden pain and crying, unexplained need to yawn frequently emotional reactions of step with the stimuli causing them a sense of tightness in the chest, and perhaps fatigue. The tongue is often pale and thin and wiry pulse.



Liver Qi stagnation affecting the Spleen manifests as depression with feelings of irritability, mood swings, loss of appetite, feeling or hypochondriac pain, muscle tension, fatigue, constipation and alternating, and loose stools. The language is generally clear or with dark veins distended sublingual and the pulse is weak and rope.

Lung Qi is manifested by depression with the inability to "let go" aversion to speech, shortness of breath, fatigue, sweats easily on exertion and cough low. The tongue is usually pale with a thin white coating, and the pulse is generally thin.




Phlegm manifests as depression with an inability to think clearly. Most common complaints are fatigue, feeling of heaviness in the body, expectoration of mucus, lack of appetite, and difficulty waking up in the morning. The language is generally a viscous layer or sticky and slippery pulse or nervous.


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