Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings, and sense of well-being. People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, angry, ashamed, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, experience relationship difficulties and may contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems, or reduced energy may also be present.
TCM Practitioner Zheng Chen from TCMPLUS INC. believes that most patients suffer from depression in relation to their overall sense of physical well-being. For instance, when depressive patients have a cold or a fever, they will immediately feel tired and depressed. Any illness can make the emotions spiral downwards. Depression is also caused by poor psychological response. We have many depression patients triggered by the exact same factors each month. Our treatment generally shows results within one week. Patients can return to normal life in one to three months, which manifests as no longer being prone to fear, pessimism, crying outbursts and so on.