Can traditional Chinese medicine cure depression

Contemporary and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Monika Hornbach

Press release - Frankfurt, November 28, 2013

Sleep disorders, depression, excessive demands: many people suffer from the pressures of modern life. It is not uncommon for this to result in serious mental illnesses that massively reduce the quality of life of patients and their relatives and, in turn, can have an impact on physical health. Western medicine often relies on drug treatment here, which in turn can have side effects. Chinese medicine also knows effective treatment methods in the form of acupuncture and herbal formulas. "Modern and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) enables a reduction in the consumption of medication or a permanent cure," explains Monika Hornbach, a doctor for Chinese medicine from Frankfurt.

Depression and anxiety disorders in particular are now considered to be widespread diseases. Insomnia, exhaustion and overstrain - everyone is certainly familiar with temporary phases of weakness. However, if lead tiredness does not go away at all and is also accompanied by physical complaints such as asthma, regular headaches and sleep disorders, the suspicion of serious mental illness is obvious. Difficult to diagnose: the transition from mere mood swings to a depressive illness that requires treatment is fluid. Typical symptoms of depression are persistent, depressed mood, inhibited drive and lack of interest, sleep disorders and waking up early with a low mood in the morning, a disturbed self-esteem and psychosomatic complaints such as persistent headaches or chronic fatigue.

In addition to drug therapy and psychotherapy, acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can help. This is proven by numerous studies. Doctor Monika Hornbach also confirms this from her own experience and reports from a patient whose anxiety she recently successfully treated with acupuncture and individual herbal therapy: “Chinese medicine and acupuncture have a direct effect on the vegetative nervous system and the flow of energy in the body. It can therefore resolve the complaints very immediately. "

The methods of Chinese medicine in the treatment of mental illnesses are used today both as individual therapy and in combination with western conventional medicine, for example in a combination of acupuncture and psychotherapy. In joint practices such as the Dr. med. Schott in Frankfurt, where doctor Monika Hornbach also has her practice for contemporary and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, doctors and psychotherapists therefore work together across disciplines.

Monika Hornbach, Practice Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Frankfurt

The doctor Monika Hornbach runs a practice for Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Frankfurt. She studied medicine at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University and, after several years of general medical, internal and gynecological work, specialized in Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. In addition to her many years of work as a practicing doctor in Germany, Monika Hornbach also gained practical experience in the application of Chinese medicine in China, the country of origin. She is a recognized expert in contemporary and traditional Chinese medicine, TCM, nutritional advice, herbal therapy and acupuncture.

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