The Chinese Depression Cure

The Chinese depression cure is different from that of conventional Western medicine.

Western medicine attributes emotional disorders exclusively to the mind. According to Sigmund Freud, mental disturbances are a result of deep-seated emotional and psychological trauma in the mind. Modern Western medicine focuses on psychological and psychiatric treatments with depression medications playing a major role.

Hippocrates (460 BC), the father of medicine, believed that mental diseases and abnormal behavior were often caused by a malfunction of the metabolism, and not by a sick mind or unbalanced personality.

The Chinese depression cure is closer to that of Hippocrates than to that of contemporary Western psychiatrists.

Like Hippocrates, the Chinese depression cure does not separate the mind from the body. Quite the contrary, the body plays a more pivotal role in  depression because the mind only mirrors the body—a healthy body produces a healthy mind.

Chinese medicine treats emotional disorders and their related problems (major depression) primarily as pathological phenomena with physiological causes and effects.

Mental Energy and the Human Body

Depression is associated with emotions — the emotional well-being of an individual.

Like all forms of human energy, your emotions in the form of mental energy have a significant impact on your internal organs, glands, and body fluids, through which your emotional energy channels. As a result, each emotion triggers psychological reactions throughout your whole body, thereby affecting secretions of hormones, the release of neurotransmitters in your brain, and thoughts in your nervous system. Your mental energy is responsible for your mental health.

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The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine says: ”Anger causes mental energy to rise, joy causes mental energy to slow down, grief causes mental energy to dissipate, fear causes mental energy to descend, fright causes mental energy to scatter, exhaustion causes mental energy to disappear, worry causes mental energy to stagnate.” Therefore, emotions play a significant role in generating energy critical to depression cure.

The Seven Emotions

The Oriental approach to depression cure is to focus on addressing the Seven Emotions, which are responsible for major depression:


Anger is associated with your liver, which controls your blood, bile and other body fluids. The dominant liver’s yang energy weakens your liver’s yin energy. As a result of the imbalance between the yin and the yang in your liver, this ascending liver’s yang energy begins to affect your brain and heart, causing headaches, insomnia, and mental confusion.

Anger can damage your liver, which in turn causes more anger, and thus creating a self-perpetuating cycle of destructive emotional energy, which is the root cause of major depression.

Anger Management shows you how to manage your anger, which is the most damaging emotion to your vital organs, in particular, your liver and your heart.


Anxiety blocks energy and injures your lungs. Shallow breathing and shortness of breath are some of the symptoms of anxiety.

In addition, anxiety affects your large intestine, causing constipation. Chronic anxiety may further damage the functions of your spleen, pancreas. and stomach. The resultant indigestion further lowers your body’s immunity response.

Concentration (Compulsion)

Over concentration or compulsion disrupts energy in your spleen, pancreas, and stomach.

Mental fixation in the form of addictive or compulsive behaviors impairs your digestive system, leading to loss of appetite and poor nutrients. Depression cure, therefore,


Fear damages your kidney energy, causing it to descend to affect your bladder as well. Panic attacks and chronic fear can cause renal failure and permanent kidney damage.


Due to its sudden and shocking nature, fright scatters and dissipates energy from your heart.

If fright persists, it becomes chronic fear, which may also damage your kidneys.


Extreme grief injures energy in both your heart and lungs, making you more susceptible to grief and pessimism, which in turn further weakens your heart — a continuous psychophysiological cycle.


Too much joy, such as mania in bipolar depression, slows down your heart energy, damaging the heart as it loses its control over your body. Overjoy can cause heart attacks.

Emotional disturbances, due to imbalance and lack of harmony in the yin and the yang are injurious and disruptive to your vital organs, especially the heart, which houses your spirit and consciousness.

Acupuncture and Acupressure

Acupuncture is the Chinese medical practice of “needle piercing” into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (known as acupoints or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes. Along with the application of fine needles, acupuncture may also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points.

Acupuncture stimulates acupuncture points to balance the flow of energy (qi) in the body to restore health and attain depression cure. Acupuncture is based on the principles of the Chinese philosophy of healing:

  • Taoism of moderation, living in harmony with nature and striving for balance.
  • Balance and harmony of the yin and yang, affecting the body, mind and emotions.
  • Microcosm of the body in relation to daily and seasonal changes of nature expressed in the Five Elements. (For more information, visit my website: Chinese Natural Healing.)
  • The flow of qi (internal energy) must be constant and continuous; any excess or blockage will result in disharmony, which affects different organs, which in turn affects different emotions, resulting in depression. The objective of acupuncture is to stimulate your acupuncture points to ensure the smooth flow of qi throughout your entire body, thereby initiating depression cure.
Acupuncture is safe and pain free. Learn everything you need to know about the ancient Chinese natural healing through the human energy system.

An acupoint can also be stimulated with acupressure, which uses a firm pressure of the hands to massage the acupoints instead of using hair-thin needles in acupuncture.

 The Three Treasures

The three treasures of Chinese health are qi (internal life-giving energy), ing (essence), and shen (spirit). They also play a pivotal part in depression cure. They also play a pivotal part in depression cure. 

Stephen Lau
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