Many people find complementary therapies very benefitial as a support to conventional care.
I am participating in a pilot progect launched by Anxiety UK National charity together with the British Acupuncture Council helping people with anxiety disorders.
According to Chinese Medical theory, emotions which are not expressed properly or are dwelled upon for too long, could damage the healthy flow of energy in the body and injure their corresponding organs. Unexpressed or inappropriatly-expressed emotions are considered in Chinese Medicine to be the internal causes of disease (the external causes being the environmental, climate and weather conditions: Cold, Wind, Dampness, Dryness, Heat).
Corresponding elements in Chinese Medicine
Emotion Organ Environment
Fear Kidneys Cold
Anger Liver Wind
Grief Lungs Dryness
Joy Heart Heat
Worry Spleen/Stomach Dampness
Research papers on Chinese Medicine effectiveness for mental-emotional problems:
- medical or recreational drug withdrawal
- insomnia or day-time sleepiness