TCM is "Traditional Chinese Medicine." TCM style acupuncture is the
main version taught today. It is recognized by the World Health
Organization. There are also styles, such as "Five Element" style,
which is similar and is also based on the Chinese Classics.
I think it will help your son quite a bit. How old is he? There are a
number of herbal formulas that could be helpful for him.
Gui Pi Tang -This formula is for overthinking, overwork, racing
Xiao Yao San -This formula is for depression or angst. It's awesome.
Jia Wi Xiao Yao San-This formula is for depression of angst, but with
heat symptoms, such as irritability, tinnitis, heartburn or gastric
reflux, headache, stuff like that.
An Shen Bu Xin Wan -This formula is great for anxiety.
Acupuncture is the very effective, though. It's always good to have
someone examine the patient in person, so they can make a proper pattern
Also, a note on TCM formulas. The last word in each formula designates
what form the herbs are in. "Tang" means raw herbs. Sometimes they
grind them up and put them in capsules. Wan means teapills. San means
powder. So Xiao Yao San would generally refer to the powdered form,
"Free and Easy Wandering Powder." Xiao Yao Wan would be the same thing,
only in teapill format.
On 8/11/2011 11:57 PM, Andrea Gauland wrote:
> Quite right, I didn't realise that one would be preferred over another
> for dealing with this. There is a Chinese acupuncturist that he does
> recommend, so I will get that info from him. What is TCM theory?
> SOrry, I am not very versed in acupuncture, though I know it has
> worked for me for various things.
> As an aside, I have a son with extreme anxiety and depression. He is
> on conventional meds for them now, but doesn't want to be forever.
> Will acupuncture help with this?
> Thanks again for your input.
> Kind regards
> On 12/08/2011, at 12:03 PM, Mercurius Trismegistus wrote:
>> You're chiropractor probably does "Medical Acupuncture," which isn't
>> same. It's not bad though. It's just not based on TCM theory. "Wind
>> damp" is a combination of two TCM pathogens, wind and damp. They
>> present as spasticity. Pain will result from the blockage of energy,
>> resulting in qi and blood stagnation.
>> On 8/11/2011 1:41 PM, Andrea Gauland wrote:
>>> Thank you for your reply. I tend to run hot. What do you mean by
>>> wind damp? We have had a very mild winter, but last weekend we had
>>> snow/wind/rain/hail to sea level, and the temperature dropped from
>>> to 3C in a matter of an hour or less. Might that have had something
>>> to do with it. My chiropractor also does acupuncture, so I'm really
>>> looking forward to my appt next week!
>>> On 11/08/2011, at 6:29 AM, Mercurius Trismegistus wrote:
>>>> Get acupuncture. Sounds like some wind damp. You could try Du Huo
>>>> Sheng Wan. Do you tend to run hot or cold?
>>>> On 8/9/2011 6:18 PM, Andrea Gauland wrote:
>>>>> Hi -- my low back (small of my back, really), has been in spasm
>>>>> the last 2 days now. I can't stand for more than 10 minutes at a
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