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How Can Chinese Medicine Improve Mental Health?

How Can Chinese Medicine Improve Mental Health?

The pandemic has thrown up a lot of challenges, with the effects of lockdown and general uncertainty has taken its toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Mental health disorders are medical conditions that can disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning which can result in a diminishing capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Complications linked to mental health include decreased enjoyment of life, social isolation, extreme mood changes and depression. 

These symptoms can negatively affect emotions, thoughts and behaviours.

With so much uncertainty in the world, supporting mental health awareness is taking one step closer to ensuring those suffering get back to their best.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE ASSISTING MENTAL HEALTH

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practised for thousands of years, with research detailing that mental health disorders can disrupt the flow of Qi (vital energy). TCM does not recognise any mental disorder as one syndrome. These methods aim to treat specific symptoms unique to the individual to restore imbalances in the body.

Chinese Herbal Supplements are made using decocted methods of mixing herbs together to create an infused formula/blend. These supplements contain a 5:1 herbal concentration ratio, meaning that commonly used formulas may benefit your mental health.

CHINESE HERBAL FORMULAS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

  1. Ba Zhen Tang – addresses fatigue, assists poor mental function, can help anxiety, and helps to restore balance, Qi and vitality to the body.

Contains:

  • Bai Shao
  • Bai Zhu
  • Chuan Xiong
  • Dang Gui
  • Fu Ling
  • Ren Shen
  • Shu Di Huang
  • Zhi Gan Cao

 

2. Gui Pi Tang – helps with insomnia, addresses anxiety, fatigue, poor appetite, depression, assists with anorexia, poor memory, helps to improve immune system regulation and anti-stress.

Contains:

  • Bai Zhu
  • (Da Zao)
  • Dang Gui
  • Fu Ling
  • (Gan Cao)
  • Huang Qi
  • Long Yan Rou
  • (Mu Xiang)
  • Ren Shen
  • (Sheng Jiang)
  • Ye Jiao Teng
  • (Yuan Zhi (Zhi))

 

3. Jia Wei Xiao Yao San – helps improve energy, aims to reduce irritability, anxiety, depression, generalises body pain, assists with heaviness in head or body, assists with tiredness or insomnia.

Contains:

  • Chao Bai Shao
  • Chao Bai Zhu
  • Chai Hu
  • Dang Gui
  • Fu Ling
  • Mu Dan Pi
  • Zhi Gan Cao
  • Zhi Zi

 

4. Jie Yu An Shen Pian – helps to reduce symptoms of depression such as sleeplessness, misery, sadness, anxiousness, lack of enjoyment in life, feelings of failure, addresses insomnia, helps to sedate the mind and aims to assist with neurofunctional exfoliation.

Contains:

  • Bai Shao
  • Du Zhong  
  • Fang Feng                                                                       
  • Gan Cao
  • Gui Zhi
  • Hai Feng Teng
  • He Huan Pi
  • Mo Yao
  • Mu Dan Pi
  • Niu Xi
  • Qian Hu
  • Ru Xiang
  • Ye Jiao Teng
  • Zhi Van Hu Suo

 

5. Si Ni San – assists to alleviate mental depression, helps raise quality of sleep and aims to help exhausting the stagnation of Qi and blood.

Contains:

  • Bai Shao
  • Chai Hu
  • Chao Zhi Zi
  • Gan Cao

 

For more information on our Aura Herbal Supplement range to assist with mental health disorders, click here.

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