Phobias

A phobia is an extreme fear of a specific object or situation, which in reality, poses little to no threat. Some common phobias include claustrophobia (fear of closed-in spaces), acrophobia (fear of heights) and agoraphobia (fear of situations with no clear escape, such as in crowds). Other phobias include fear of flying, escalators, spiders or snakes, blood, certain driving situations, and many others. When confronted with the phobia, an individual might experience intense anxiety or a panic attack.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for phobias.

The following TCM Diagnostic Patterns May Be Involved With Phobias

Acupuncture Points That May Be Useful For Phobias

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Phobias

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Gui Pi Wan

The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.  General indications are anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.

In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.

The Pulse will be thin and frail and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.

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