Stress, Anxiety & Depression?

The National Institute of Mental Health

According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 40 million adults of US population are suffering from Anxiety with at least one symptom of Depression. It is only half of these people who seek a treatment, but still have already suffered for an average of seven years before really getting any medical help.


Anxiety and Depression are concurrent to several other psychiatric disorders like Specific Phobias, PSTD, major Depressive Disorder, and PDD.

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression may manifest as loss of interest in daily activities, loss of concentration, mood swings, and apathy. Symptoms may also be physical like, a lack or increase in appetite with concomitant weight gain or loss, and generalized aches and pains. Some people may suffer from lack or excess of Sleep.


Long standing everyday Stresses, lead to a state of Anxiety, which develops certain symptoms. These symptoms of anxiety, when become chronic, earns the label of Depression, which in turn take a toll on one’s Mental and Physical health with a persistent wound-up feelings or repetitive physical Ailments.


An up surge in screen time, has deprived people of in-person social interactions, causing a sense of isolation and loneliness, which propels the social media user towards anxiety and depression three times faster than a minimal screen-user.

Self Under Rating

Self Under rating is a very common condition the sufferers of Depression would develop. when out of their domain they feel under a microscope, which unconsciously forces them to retract from the society. Over a period, negative thoughts about the world, about themselves and their future are developed as well, ultimately shrinking their world around them to a strangulating degree, resulting usually into, very unpleasant and challenging out comes.

What else is usually brought upon by

Anxiety and Depression?

The following health issues have usually been found co-existing with Anxiety and Depression.

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Adult ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactive disorder)
  • BDD (body dysmorphic disorder)
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress

An Early Recognition

An early recognition of the problem, and a professional help can prevent hitting a rock bottom and may enable the depression sufferers to re-grasp the life of happiness and fulfilment.

While reading through all this, one is compelled to ask an obvious question, that why some people suffer from the anxiety and depression while a multitude of others take all the mistreatments of life in a normal stride without such sufferings at all?

According to world Health Organization

There are multiple Factors which may play a role individually or in combination. These may include:

  • Biological Factors
  • Brain Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Chronic pain and Illness
  • Hormones
  • Environmental Factors
  • Early Trauma and Abuse
  • Household Dysfunction
  • Poverty
  • Social Factors
  • Personality
  • Stress, Conflict, and Grief
  • Social Media, Lifestyle Factors
  • Prescription Medications. (Antidepressant themselves can cause Depression. Other drugs causing depression include the Statins, Accutane, Beta-Blockers, and Corticosteroids)

How May Anxiety and Depression Be Treated

There are two major approaches to address the issue:

A- Western Medical Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

This has two components to it:

1- Cognitive behavioural therapy.

The therapy been found to be of help when used in combination with mainstream western medications. The goal of the therapy is to teach the patient to focus on the good in their lives and to appreciate their abilities rather than their shortcomings.

The therapy intends to make them realize that they are so much better off in life than millions of others.


2- Anti-Anxiety and Anti-Depressant Medications.

These medications are the main Arsenal used by the Western Medicine to treat the Anxiety and depression. The medication may be prescribed to be continued for months, even after the symptoms of disease are no longer evident.


Having said that there is no guarantee that any later stimulus after ceasing medications will not trigger back the Symptoms of anxiety and Depression again, which means a long-lasting bout of medications yet another time. That is why some people fall victims to these never-ending vicious cycles of Medication- Symptom reappearance-Medication.

Drug Addiction is the most prominent Danger in such cases. This flimsy control of Anxiety and Depression is not without the Side effects of the drugs used for the treatment.

B- Traditional Chinese Medical Treatment of Anxiety And Depression

According to Chinese Traditional Medicine, An Energy called Qi is flowing through the Body. Whenever there is a disturbance in the normal flow of this Qi, through Meridians, a physical or emotional ailment or both may result.

To treat these Ailments, Chinese Medicine uses:

  • Acupuncture(electro-Acupuncture/Laser Acupuncture)
  • Natural Herbal Remedies
  • Neuromodulation through Acupuncture micro-Systems

Acupuncture needles and Laser Light needles work to fine tune the flow of Qi in the Body Meridians to win back the natural Balance of body, eliminating the Mental and Physical Ailments of Anxiety and Depression. Chinese medical Treatment bring these depression sufferers to the Physical & health and Emotional Level of the Millions who do not suffer from Anxiety and Depression despite difficulties of Life and circumstances.


Natural Herbs Play an important and potent role in strengthening the bodies innate healing abilities to improve and rejuvenate.

Neuro modulation (Usually on Ear Acupuncture Points) give a chance to directly effect the Emotional aspect the quickest.

The treatment is tailored on individual basis for using singular or combined modalities of treatment.

Side effects of Anti-Depressant and Anxiolytics:

Certain antidepressants have been issued a Black Box Warning by FDA as these have been identified to cause Suicidal Tendencies in teens and young Adults.

The long list of side effects caused by Anxiolytic and Anti-Depressant medications including.

Nausea, Dry Mouth, Blurred Vision, Venous Thromboembolism, Birth defects, Akathisia (Body restlessness compelling need of keep moving, Increased tendency to Suicide. Aggression, Dramatic Weight Gain, Decreased Sex Drive, Erectile Dysfunction, Inability to Orgasm, Insomnia, Constipation, Liver Failure, sudden Cardiac Death, Increased risk of Bone Fractures.

Side effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Since finest pre-sterilized needles are used in Acupuncture, therefore nothing more than a slight discomfort is the only Side effect. The natural herb give negligible side effects and are safe in the hands of a trained Herbalist.


The calming effect of Nero-modulation on the brain is essentially without drowsiness and any interference with daily Job routines.