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Tcm IntMed anxiety

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In TCM what causes anxiety Heart qi deficiency Heart qi and yin deficiency Heart and Kidney yin deficiency Heart Blood and Spleen qi deficiency Heart and Gall Bladder deficiency Phlegm Heat
Pale tongue Qi and/or blood deficiency
Red tongue Yin deficiency
Tongue with a thick yellow coat Phlegm heat
An irregularly irregular pulse Heart qi and yin deficiency
Thready and rapid pulse Yin deficiency
Rapid and slippery, or wiry pulse Phlegm heat
Thready and weak pulse (especially in the distal position) Heart qi deficiency
Anxiety that is aggravated by tiredness indicates Deficiency pattern
Anxiety that is aggravated by loud noises, or changes of routine indicates Heart and gall bladder qi deficiency
Three main causes of anxiety Ungrounded shen, personality type (heart and gall bladder qi deficiency), and heart agitating the shen (Phlegm heat)
Anxiety due to ungrounded shen can be caused by Heart qi deficiency, heart blood and spleen qi deficiency, heart and kidney yin deficiency, and heart qi and yin deficiency
anxiety, apprehension, constant worry ~~ • poor concentration ~ • palpitations • fitful sleep, insomnia • shortness of breath • dizziness • physical and mental fatigue • pale complexion • spontaneous sweating T pale with a thin white coat Heart qi deficiency
Treatment principle for heart qi deficiency Tonify and nourish heart qi and calm the shen
Acu point prescription for anxiety due to heart qi deficiency Bl.15, PC.S, Ht.7, PC.6, Ren.14, St.36, yin tang, Du.19, Du. 24 Ear points: shen men, Heart, subcortex, sympathetic. Ear seeds may be left in place between treatments. • with spontaneous sweating, add Bl.43
anxiety or panic attacks with palpitations, easily brought on by a start or fright • insomnia, often waking to anxiety or panic, or sleep with nightmares • restlessness, irritability • sensation of heat in the palms and soles ('five hearts hot') â Heart and kidney yin deficiency
Treatment principle for anxiety due to heart and kidney yin deficiency Nourish heart yin, calm the shen, clear heat
Acu point prescription for anxiety due to heart and kidney yin deficiency Bl.23 (shen shu + ), Kid.3 (tai xi+), Bl.15 (xin shu-), Du.19 (hou ding), Ht.7 (shen men-), PC.7 (da ling-), Ren.14 (ju que),yin tang (M-HN-3), Du. 24 (shen ling) Ear points: shen men, Kidney, Heart, subcortex, sympathetic.
anxiety, phobias, panic attacks • palpitations • insomnia, With difficulty falling asleep or dream disturbed sleep • forgetfulness, poor memory, poor concentration • postural dizziness • blurring vision, spots in the visual field • fatigue Heart blood and spleen qi deficiency
Treatment principle for anxiety due to heart blood and spleen qi deficiency Strengthen and nourish the heart and spleen. Tonify qi and blood, calm the shen
Acu point Rx for heart blood and spleen qi deficiency Sp.6, St.36, Ht.7, Ren.12, Bl.15, Bl.17, Bl.20, yin tang, Du.19, Du. 24, Ear points: shen men, Spleen, Heart, subcortex, sympathetic. Ear seeds may be left in place between treatments.
anxiety accompanied by palpitations ~ • insomnia },~ • irritability • shortness of breath • dry stools or constipation • dry mouth and throat T depending on the balance of qi or yin deficiency, pale pink or red and swollen, with surface crack Heart qi and yin deficiency
Treatment principle for anxiety due to heart qi and yin deficiency Nourish yin and blood. Tonify qi, calm the shen
Acu point Rx for anxiety due to heart qi and yin deficiency Bl.15, Ht5, Ht.6, Ht.7, PC.5, PC.6, Ren.14, St.36, yin tang, Du.19, Du. 24. Ear points: shen men, Spleen, Heart, subcortex, sympathetic. Ear seeds may be left in place between treatments.• with spontaneous sweating, add Bl.43 (gao huang shu)
frequent severe anxiety, panic attacks, apprehension, fearfulness, inappropriate worry, easily frightened, timidity and phobias • palpitations • insomnia, nightmares, waking terrified • restlessness, forgetfulness T normal or with a pale body Heart and gall bladder qi deficiency
Treatment principle for heart and gall bladder qi deficiency Calm the shen, nourish and tranquilize the heart
Acu point Rx for anxiety due to heart and gall bladder qi deficiency GB.39, SJ.5, Bl.15, PC.6, Ht. 7, Ren.14, Ht.9, Du.19, Du. 24. Ear points: shen men, Liver, Gall Bladder Heart, subcortex, sympathetic. Ear seeds may be left in place between treatments.
anxiety and nervousness • palpitations • dizziness and vertigo • insomnia, with waking in the early hours of the morning (typically around 4am) unable to fall back to sleep • irritability and restlessness • nausea, vomiting or indetermina Phlegm heat
Treatment principle for anxiety due to phlegm heat Clear heat, transform phlegm, harmonize the stomach, calm the shen
Acu point Rx for anxiety due to phlegm heat Ht.6, St.40, GB.34, St.41, yin tang, Bl.15, Liv.3, Du.19, Du. 24 Ear points: shen men, Spleen, Heart, subcortex, sympathetic. Ear seeds may be left in place between treatments.
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