The Treatment of Depression with Acupuncture


Chief Complaint: depression

Medical History: 35 year old female with a history of depressive episodes for 6 years. Recent weight gain of 20#s. Reports lack of interest in life, lack of exercise, and diet that includes large amounts of sugars and refined flours.

Questioning exam: Premenstrual breast distension
Constipation alternating with diarrhea.
Irritability and anger
Heavy menstrual flow with dark clots
Restless sleep with strong dreams.

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The Treatment of Depression with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs


Chief Complaint: depression

Western Diagnosis: depression, generalized anxiety disorder

Medical History: 42 year old female. Extreme despair every morning, characterized by great anxiety, terror of organizing her life, suicidal thoughts, fatigue.

Questioning exam: The patient revealed that she vomited bile on many mornings and she had had a cholecystectomy 3 years previously. She was intolerant of fat.She had struggled with weight gain and was overweight, gaining 60lbs. in three years.She had a very large scar under the right rib cage from the surgery.

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The Treatment of Anxiety and Depression with Chinese Medicine


Chief Complaint: anxiety/depression/fatigue/shortness of breath

Western Diagnosis: anxiety/depression

Medical History: 20-40 milligrams of Celexa (almost 1 yr),

Ht: 5’11 wt: 140

Childhood illnesses: chickenpox<

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Acupuncture for Depression and Anxiety


Chief Complaint: Difficulty coping with stress; depression & anxiety

Western Diagnosis: Depression & Anxiety

Medical History: 24 year old male PhD candidate. Exercises up to 6 times a week for 1-2 hours each session. Frequently eats take out and drinks 1 caffeinated beverage each day. Works long hours. Drinks 1-3 glasses of alcohol each week. Takes Lamictal (200 mg/day), Wellbutrin (300 mg/day) and Neurontin (300 mg/day) to treat depression and anxiety. Would like to utilize acupuncture to treat side-effects of medications and for overall wellness. Medications cause drowsiness and Wellbutrin specifically can cause agitation, irritability and anxiety after taking dosage.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Depression


Chief Complaint: severe depression due to recent back surgery

Medical History: Client has recently had back surgery, is slowly coming off oxycodone, presents with severe depression. Low appetite, little pain at this point. NO exercise as it is not appropriate at this time. Wears a back brace.

Questioning exam: severe depression, suicidal ideation, recent back surgery, some pain

Pulse exam: tight, wiry, heart pulse superficial, slightly rapid.

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Anxiety and Depression


Chief Complaint: Anxiety and depression

History: History of Anxiety and depression. She is going through a divorce at the moment. And had a constant headache for two weeks.

Symptoms: Dull pain throbbing. Like a band across the head. Insomnia and some dizziness.

Palpation: Pulse–thin and weak
Abdomen-Some tenderness and pulsation at the cv 12 area.

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Chinese Medicine Treatment of Depression


Chief Complaint: Depression

History: Life long history of depression, becoming more pronounced in the last three years with the loss of a relationship and mounting “stress” in the workplace. Had been on antidepressants in the past (for 3-4 years) and does not want to return to them.

Symptoms: Overwhelming feeling of sadness, unprovoked crying jags, racing thoughts, insomnia, vivid dreams, low energy, poor concentration, “foggy” feeling in head, poor digestion, tendency toward loose stools, “heavy” feeling overall. Very “emotional” before period.

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depression, low energy treated with Chinese medicine


Chief Complaint: depression, low energy

Western Diagnosis: impotence, prostate

Medical History: Patient always tired, overweight and could not think sharply as well as having poor memory. Also, no sex drive, lower back pain, depression and couldn’t sleep well. Also complained of frequent urination during nighttime.

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