Stress, Anxiety, Depression

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that a healthy body (including mind and spirit) is composed of multiple balanced systems. Such theory is the so-called five element theory. These five elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water with corresponding representing organ Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung, and Kidney. Each element is in charge of one particular type of emotion. For example, the heart system is for happiness and lung system is for sadness. When some one’s emotion is not stable, it means the corresponding system needs to be tuned. So, for Traditional Chinese Medicine, we can use acupuncture or herbs to treat stress, anxiety, and depression by balancing the five elements. In addition, we can use Qi Gong or Tai Chi to help a patient to calm and focus the mind.