TCM for Mental Health — for real?
At Chinese Doc Singapore, we research and discover new ways to use traditional and time-tested medicine. Here we do research for mental health, which includes, anxiety, depression, insomnia and sleep.
All the research was done by student interns who put in alot of work so that you can learn a little more!
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. In severe cases, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time, interfering with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
Anxiety may sometimes lead to Insomnia, which is defined as difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep. Insomnia and subsequent sleep deficit may affect one health over time. In fact, the stress of being plagued with insomnia may aggravate it further.
Sometimes, anxiety and depression may appear together when triggered by a highly stressful event, and may often involve some form of loss, violation or neglect.
Benzodiazepines like Xanax work by attaching to a receptor in your brain called the GABA-A receptor. When Xanax binds to this receptor, it creates a sedative effect. At Soma Clinic, when we treat with Chinese herbs, we are assessing your body constitution and clinical presentation, to create a formula using herbs which affect the GABA pathway, but also other herbs that prevent glutamate release and inhibit AMPA and NMDA receptors, all helping manage anxiety and alleviate insomnia.
These concepts are especially important in understanding anxiety and insomnia, which are conditions covered by videos showcased on this page. We hope you enjoy the videos!