Download 2023 Webinar – TCM Treatment of Insomnia and Depression
Video recordings of the March 2023 two-day webinar on Chinese Medicine Treatment of Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety, hosted by Pearls of Wisdom Chinese Medicine, presented by Dr. Greta Young Jie De (Ph.D) and Professor Xu Shu (徐书教授).
The playback for the Pearls of Wisdom webinar from March 2023 on Chinese Medicine Treatment Approach by Professor Xu Shu on Insomnia and Depression by the Six Channels Identifications is now available for download.
Professor Xu Shu (徐书教授) of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine shared his road-tested clinical experience in the management of insomnia and depression.
At the beginning of his presentation, Professor Xu emphasized the significance of the major classical literature such as Huang Di Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue as many of the contemporary diseases are well documented in the classical literature thousands of years ago.
Chinese Medicine Treatment Approach to Insomnia
The root cause of Insomnia based on the TCM concept is that the yang qi is unable to merge with the yin at night. Quote from Nei Jing: If the wei qi remains in the yang aspect will cause the yang qi to overflow hence one cannot fall asleep in the evening. [Nei Jing] also said that if the stomach is in disharmony then restless sleep will ensue.
Professor Xu said that Insomnia can be categorized into three aspects:
- Difficulty in falling asleep
- Early waking
- Superficial sleep
You will learn the treatment approach for each of the aspects of insomnia based on the identification of the Six Channels. In addition, you will learn the different paired herbs to facilitate the yang merging with the yin.
Chinese Medicine Treatment Approach to Depression and Anxiety
Depression is one of the mental illnesses. It mainly has clinical manifestations such as depressed mood, anhedonia, loss of interest, and lack of self-confidence. Unpleasant feelings of not being able to handle something, are characterized by “fear, apprehension, worry, and anxiety”.
Diagnosis according to the six channels:
- Concurrent Pattern of Tai Yang and Shao Yang
- Concurrent Pattern of Shao Yang Tai Yin
- Tai Yin Pattern
- Shao Yin Pattern
- Jue Yin Pattern
CPD: 6 points