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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Basics

An individual is considered to have Generalized Anxiety Disorder when he or she experiences intense, long-term (lasting more than 6 months) worry, fear and/or tension, despite there being little or no reason to warrant it. People with GAD cannot quell their anxiety, even when they realize it is not justified. They experience difficulty concentrating, falling or staying asleep, and resting; and can exhibit physical symptoms such as fatigue, hot flashes, muscle aches and irritability.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.



Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating generalized anxiety disorder (gad). For a complete list from our store with more details see our generalized anxiety disorder (gad) formula section.


Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Questions

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for generalized anxiety disorder (gad). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)




The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

  • Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula
    • Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire.
    • Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed shen.
    • This formula is useful for treating symptoms of addiction recovery.
  • Calm The Spirit
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit



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