Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Gad)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Gad)" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for generalized anxiety disorder (gad).

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "generalized anxiety disorder (gad)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "generalized anxiety disorder (gad)" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View UB 18 (Liver Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

        Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - physical and psycho-emotional. Physical liver issues such as - hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis.  Generalized blood stagnation, qi stagnation, etc. Brightens the eyes - important p…

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