April Bui Acupuncture
Memorial / Spring Branch
Chinese Medicine Terminology
Below are brief explanations of some common terms and concepts in Chinese medicine diagnosis that you would come across in a reading. Although Chinese medicine concept can be abstract, this helps you to understand better the discussion on this page.
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis:
According to Chinese medicine anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, bipolar, depression, OCD, phobias result from a combination of the following imbalances:
• Liver qi stagnation (stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, phobias, PTSD)
• Blood stagnation (stress, anxiety, phobias)
• Deficiency of blood (anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias)
• Deficient type heat
• Excess phlegm obstructing heart
• Deficiency of heart qi and yin (anxiety, bipolar, OCD, phobias)
• Deficiency of spleen qi (stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD)
• Deficiency of kidney qi, yin, and yang (bipolar, depression, OCD, phobias, PTSD)
In the treatment for anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, bipolar, depression, OCD, phobias, we use acupuncture, herbs, and flower essence therapy, and in some cases energy and spiritual healing to achieve these healing effects:
• Open energy system and regulate all affected channels.
• Move qi and blood.
• Disperse qi stagnation.
• Break up blood stagnation.
• Nourish blood and qi.
• Nourish yin and yang.
• Fortify kidneys if deficiency is identified.
• Drain heat and clear phlegm if present.
• Boost energy and vitality.
• Enhance moods and strengthen core energy.
• Heal the emotion and release cellular memory if past traumas are involved.
The initial phase of treatment comprises of 6 to 12 weekly sessions depending on the severity and must continue with a long term maintenance program. Some of these conditions such as OCD, severe bipolar, severe depression, severe phobias, and PTSD need to incorporate counseling and/or psychological healing.