It is estimated that at least ten percent of the population in America, Australia and the United Kingdom are depressed and currently taking medications. It is also now estimated that over two million children in the United States alone, aged between four and fourteen are taking medications related to depression.
If the best of pharmacology, technology and modern medicine was working, why are the numbers of prescriptions and people being diagnosed continuing to rise?
Medical pharmacology in the field psychiatry has only been around since the 1960’s whereas Traditional Chinese medicine has been around for over 2000 years. This makes Traditional Chinese medicine one of the most field-tested medicines on the planet. Because of this, it has a lot to offer in the treatment and understanding mind-body medicine, psychology and depression.
When I began my formal studies in Chinese medicine, light bulbs started to go off in my mind. While I had experienced depression myself for many years beforehand, it was only from studying the medical texts in Chinese medicine did the early signs and effective treatment of mild to moderate depression start to make sense. Since then, I have been on a quest to test, observe, research and now share the core message found in Chinese medicine in relation to depression.
My next book “Depression Sux: Understanding & Clearing Depression Using the Principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine” is set to be released November 2017 on Amazon.
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This book brings a new (and old) look into the root causes of mild to moderate depression and how to treat it in a way that is healthy, supportive and holistic.