In the world we live today it is very easy to become over worked and over stress. The lack of proper self care as well as contracting exterior or internal diseases will deplete our body function and make us susceptible to developing depression and burnout.
Classical Chinese medicine has very effective ways to treat depression and burnouts effectively with body acupuncture to revive the channels and organ function. We combine these techniques with some specific moxibustion techniques as well as some classical formulas. In these cases, it is greatly beneficial to combine the treatments with specific scalp acupuncture techniques developed in the 70’s and 80’s.
Depression is both a diagnosis and a symptom which includes other diagnoses such as, but not limited to, manic depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and dysthymia. The Chinese Medicine treatment of depression generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments for depression focus on treating the disturbance to the Shen while simultaneously correcting the Pattern of Disharmony in the Zang organs and the Fundamental Substances. This dual approach is intended to help correct and normalize the individual's relationship to him- or herself and to the outside world, so that the Shen remains calm.
Adrenal fatigue has become a popular “buzz word” in today’s health arena. Stress is considered to be the primary culprit, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a lot op people suffer from the collection of symptoms that make up the syndrome referred to as “adrenal fatigue”.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent healing modality for the treatment of adrenal fatigue. When patients present with these signs and symptoms, their Qi (energy), blood, yin, yang, essence, or any combination of these are weak, deficient, and out of balance. A skilled Licensed Acupuncturist can effectively boost the body’s immune system, regulate the hormones, and strengthen the adrenal glands. Acupuncture taps into the body’s natural healing resources. The human body contains the necessary components for healing, and acupuncture gives it a boost, helping it to “remember” its natural function.
Chinese herbs can further support the efficacy of acupuncture by regulating and improving the function of the adrenal glands and the endocrine system, improving mental acuity and physical performance, and enhancing the immune system. Together, acupuncture and herbs work synergistically to provide a more robust and quicker recovery.
During this course Dr. Suzanne Robidoux will share the various treatment protocol to treat different types of depression and burnout syndromes. Dr. Robidoux has worked in the Brain Hospital in Nanjing, China during her PhD work in Nanjing. During this time, she participated in a 6 years research protocol for depression and will share her experience and findings working with western approach to depression. Dr. Robidoux will also share her experience working at the Suicide hotline clinic in Beijing from 2010-2012.
This two-day course will include:
Clear classical Chinese medicine diagnosis for depression and burnout
Comprehensive treatment protocol for each possible diagnosis
Demonstration of the various techniques including body and scalp acupuncture needed for treatments