Chinese Herbs for DepressionNative Remedies (04/18/2009)
The ancient Chinese medical science treats depression very differently as compared to conventional modern medical science.
Traditional Chinese medical science believes that
The Chinese medical theory further segregates depression on the basis of the five elements. It purports that depression symptoms can belong to three groups.
Natural remedies for depression like the mimosa tree are the mainstay of the Chinese remedies for depression. The entire plant - the silvery bark, young leaves and yellow flowers play some role in treating depression.
Since anxiety and stress cause depression, some of the other Chinese herbs that help in reducing stress can be successfully used in reducing depression. Herbs like amber, fossil bone, wheat berries and oyster shells can be used to provide relief from stress related depression.
The Chinese approach to treating depression naturally is mostly based on conscious awareness and releasing the blocked vital energy. Traditional Chinese theory also lays emphasis on the concept of vital energy or Qi. Another way of releasing it is attempted through the aid of other Chinese therapies like acupuncture and acupressure.
Herbal medicines have limited or no side effects that are usually associated with stimulants and antidepressants. Chinese herbal and natural remedies for depression are therefore safe and can be used without fear.