Depression / Anxiety 

ADD / ADHD / Autism / Bipolar

Depression? Insomnia? Stress? Anxiety?

In a study done by the University of Arizona, clinically depressed women received eight weeks of acupuncture, in which practitioners gently pressed needles into specific body points to correct imbalances believed to trigger illness. The results: After getting treatments aimed at relieving depression, about two-thirds were cured of the condition, a rate similar to that achieved with antidepressants and psychotherapy.

National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine,They believe acupuncture may benefit to Depression people. Unlike antidepressant drugs, acupuncture has no side effects. And They predicts that it may offer the best way to treat depression. 

ADD / ADHD

In the U.S.A., about 5% of the population has ADD/ADHD. which is an emotional and a physical condition. The younger the child, the easier to cure. In most cases, ADD/ADHD can be improved in 10 times of acupuncture treatment.

Case studies of acupuncture effects for ADHD already exist, especially in China.

Acupuncture can change brain activity. A brain hemodynamic study conducted in Japan reported that acupuncture significantly decreased activity in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) . Study in Korea reported changes in brain glucose metabolism in specific brain areas following stimulation by acupuncture . These study show that acupuncture might be effective to treat ADHD. 

Research:

  • Bussing R, Zima BT, Gary FA, Garvan CW: Use of complementary and alternative medicine for symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.Psychiatr Serv 2002, 53:1096-1102.
  • H L: Prof. ZHANG Jia-wei Clinical Study on Acupuncture Treatment of 380 Cases of Infantile Attention-deficit Hyperactivity. Shanghai Journal of Acu-Mox 2004, 23:23-25. OpenURL
  •  ZY W, M L, JL Y: Clinical observation of ADHD in children with acupuncture and medicine.Chinese Journal of Information on TCM 2006, 13:78-79.
  • TQ C, XS L: Observation on Therapeutic Effects of 155 Cases of Child Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treated with Acupuncture and Moxibustion.Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1999, 1:5-6.
  • Hori E, Takamoto K, Urakawa S, Ono T, Nishijo H: Effects of acupuncture on the brain hemodynamics.Auton Neurosci 2010, 157:74-80.
  •  Hui KK, Marina O, Claunch JD, Nixon EE, Fang J, Liu J, Li M, Napadow V, Vangel M, Makris N, Chan ST, Kwong KK, Rosen BR: Acupuncture mobilizes the brain's default mode and its anti-correlated network in healthy subjects.Brain Res 2009, 1287:84-103. 
  • Liu P, Zhang Y, Zhou G, Yuan K, Qin W, Zhuo L, Liang J, Chen P, Dai J, Liu Y, Tian J: Partial correlation investigation on the default mode network involved in acupuncture: an fMRI study. 
  • Kemper KJ: Complementary and alternative medicine for children: does it work?Arch Dis Child 2001, 84:6-9.
  •  Bai L, Tian J, Zhong C, Xue T, You Y, Liu Z, Chen P, Gong Q, Ai L, Qin W, Dai J, Liu Y: Acupuncture modulates temporal neural responses in wide brain networks: evidence from fMRI study.Mol Pain 2010, 6:73.
  •  Cho SY, Jahng GH, Park SU, Jung WS, Moon SK, Park JM: fMRI study of effect on brain activity according to stimulation method at LI11, ST36: painful pressure and acupuncture stimulation of same acupoints.J Altern Complement Med 2010, 16:489-495.
  • Liu P, Zhang Y, Zhou G, Yuan K, Qin W, Zhuo L, Liang J, Chen P, Dai J, Liu Y, Tian J: Partial correlation investigation on the default mode network involved in acupuncture: an fMRI study.Neurosci Lett 2009, 462:183-187.
  •  Park MS, Sunwoo YY, Jang KS, Han YM, Kim MW, Maeng LS, Hong YP, O JH, Chung YA: Changes in brain FDG metabolism induced by acupuncture in healthy volunteers.Acta Radiol 2010, 51:947-952.
  •  Sakatani K, Kitagawa T, Aoyama N, Sasaki M: Effects of acupuncture on autonomic nervous function and prefrontal cortex activity.Adv Exp Med Biol 2010, 662:455-460.
  •  Takamoto K, Hori E, Urakawa S, Sakai S, Ishikawa A, Kohno S, Ono T, Nishijo H: Cerebral hemodynamic responses induced by specific acupuncture sensations during needling at trigger points: a near-infrared spectroscopic study.Brain Topogr 2010, 23:279-291.
  • Zhang RJ, Song XG, Cai XH: [Influence of acupuncture and moxibustion on conditional position preference and prefrontal cortical ultrastructure in heroin re-addicted rats].Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2009, 34:97-100.
  • TQ C, XS L: Observation on Therapeutic Effects of 155 Cases of Child Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treated with Acupuncture and Moxibustion.Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1999, 1:5-6.

Patients will enjoy the good result with your child

  • Improved school work
  • Relax
  • Happy
  • Concentrate
  • Smooth breath
  • Calm
  • Better relationship

Behaviors

  • Difficult learning
  • Make careless mistake
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hard time listening
  • Talk too much
  • Talk too fast
  • Moodiness
  • Impulsiviness
  • Difficult to make friend
  • Hard time staying on task
  • Loss of concentration
  • Can’t sit still
  • Difficult in schoolwork

Physical symptoms

  • Heat at the center of the palm
  • Heat at the center of the feet
  • Stiffness of neck
  • Headache
  • Nighttime urination
  • Body is generally hot
  • Short breath


Depression and Acupuncture

Source: Published on yourHealth Magazine Oct 2006

By Dr. Kuan C. Chou, PHD, LAC

Depression can be characterized as a loss of interest in most of usual activities. The symptoms may include: feeling hopeless, insomnia, agitation,decreased or increase in appetite, weight loss or weight gain, or perception of retardation, decreased libido or energy, inability to make a decision, and repeated thoughts of death.

Now researchers show Acupuncture may be an effective alternative for Low spirits.In 1998, the NIH's Office of Alternative Medicine funded a study at the University of Arizona. Thirty-four seriously depressed women. There were divided into three groups. The first group received the depression-specific acupuncture, the second group got the dummy treatment, and the third group was put on a wait list before being placed on eight weeks of the real thing. Following the treatment, the depression-specific groups experienced a 43 percent reduction in their symptoms compared with a 22 percent reduction for the dummy group. See “The efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of major depression in women”,Department of psychology, University of Arizona, Vol. 9, No. 5,September 1998, Psychological Science.

“Acupuncture is more effective than drugs in the treatment of depression 96.7% of patient improved winth two weeks.” The results were reported by researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes acupuncture as a complimentary treatment for 104 conditions, one of those conditions being depression.

This study took place at the institute of Mental Health, Beijing Medical University. The patients in the experiment were assigned to two groups; one being the acupuncture group, the other being a medication group. The acupuncture group received acupuncture treatment six times a week for six weeks. The medication group received a daily dose of amitriptyline beginning with 25mg and growing to 300mg over six weeks. The result of this experiment was that there was no significant difference between the results of the two groups. Both groups improved equally. The conclusion "acupuncture is as effective a treatment option for depression as amitriptyline."

Many studies even report that acupuncture is as effective in treating depression as antidepressants.

Acupuncture appears promising for the treatment of depression during pregnancy. Acupuncture may provide pregnant women with a safe alternative, suggests a new pilot study.Pregnant women with depression who received acupuncture tailored for depressive symptoms got more relief than women who received nonspecific acupuncture or massage. Furthermore, women who responded to any treatment reported significantly less depression at 10 weeks postpartum.

See "Acupuncture: A promising treatment for depression during pregnancy," by Dr. Manber, Rosa N. Schnyer, L.Ac., John J.B. Allen, Ph.D., and others, in the Journal of Affective Disorders 83, pp. 89-95, 2004.( http://www.ahrq.gov/research/may05/0505RA16.htm#head16), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.( http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/)

Rachel Manber, Ph.D., of Stanford University, and her colleagues randomly assigned 61 pregnant women with nonpsychotic major depressive disorder to one of three treatments: active acupuncture that specifically addressed depression symptoms (SPEC), a valid control acupuncture that did not specifically address depression symptoms (NSPEC), and massage. Overall, 69 percent of the women responded to the acupuncture specific for depression, a rate comparable to the 50 to 70 percent response rates in clinical trials of standard depression treatments.. See "Acupuncture: A promising treatment for depression during pregnancy," by Dr. Manber, Rosa N. Schnyer, L.Ac., John J.B. Allen, Ph.D., and others, in the Journal of Affective Disorders 83, pp. 89-95, 2004

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/may05/0505RA16.htm

Acupuncture can activate your organism's own potential to achieve its curative effect and affect neurotransmitter and stress hormone levels. It has been shown to have some effectiveness in mild to moderate depression. There are not produce adverse effects like weight gain or loss, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, sedation, decreased libido or impotence , allergic reactions and addiction. NIH: "Studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones in a good way."

There are two advantages of acupuncture to treat depression,One is no language barrier ,another is lower cost that compared to conventional treatment. Acupuncture may not work for all patients, but it is definitely worth trying, since it is painless, inexpensive and free of side effects. If you are on a medication now, we will not advice you to stop it once you have started acupuncture. You may gradually reduce it as your health improves.

Herbal Relief for Your Life

MOOD-cillinTM combines mood soothing herbs that researchers believe may help relieve tension, stress, depression and promote a positive mental attitude.+ Like all the Trendcare Group products, the BlueFreeTM series are manufactured under strict conditions of quality control. We guarantee it.

Blue free™ Mood-cillin ™ is a herbal supplement designed to provide nutritional support for moderate to miner depression, possible mood imbalances, extended periods of simple sadness and grief. Our unique formula provides broad, synergistic effects of the herbal constituents, which optimise their ability to support the mood’s balance.+

Blue free™ Mood-cillin ™ is made by GMP manufacture factory approved by FDA in U.S.A. It is following the standard purity and cleanliness procedure to ensure herbal products free of contamination. The testing includes microbial tests (E. Coli ,salmonelli, total bacteria count, mold) and heavy metal test.

This special herbal complex contains:

Each tablet contains

daily %

St. John's Wort Extract (Hypericum perforatum) (0.3% Total hypericins)

200 mg

*

Valerian 8% extract (Valeriana officinalis) (root)

25 mg

*

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) Dried Aerial Part Extract 4:1

30mg

*

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf 24/6 Extract

10mg

*

panax Ginseng 10%Extract

20mg

*

Thiamine (as Thiamine HCI) (Vitamin B-1)

15 mg

1000%

Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCI)

10 mg

500%

Niacin (as Niacinamide)

20 mg

100%

Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)

30 mcg

500%

Folate (Folic Acid)

200 mcg

50%

Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate)

10 mg

100%

Magnesium Oxide

50 mg

13%

Zinc gluconate

5 mg

35%

Manganese gluconate

1 mg

50%

GABA (Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid)

100 mg

*

Taurine

100 mg

*

L-Tyrosine

100mg

*

DMAE

0mg

*

Biotin

30mcg

*

*Daily value not established

The function of Contenting Herb

St John’s Wort

(Hypericum perforatum)

Reduces feelings of stress and anxiety. Calms the nerves; helps relieve mild depression. Supports healthy sleep patterns.

Passion Flower – herb

(Passiflora incarnata)

Relaxes and calms; encouraging healthy, deep, and restful sleep.

Vervain – herb

(Verbena officinalis)

Calms nervous tension. Helps to relieve sleeplessness

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf

improving mental function,increase blood flow in the brain, improve delivery of oxygen and nutrients to brain tissues, and help eliminate cellular waste.

Ginseng root

increase the body’s ability to cope with physical and emotional stress as well as stress from external toxins responsible for disease and infection.

Suggested Use:

As a dietary supplement for adults over age 18, take 1 tablet. 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with food.

Warning:

1. Do not use this product while driving or operating heavy machinery.

2. Do not use daily for over 4 weeks without consulting a doctor.

3. People with severe depression should not take this remedy without a physician's guidance.

4. It should not be combined with other antidepressants, sleep medications, and alcohol.

5. Avoid excessive exposure to UV irradiation.

6. Consult a doctor before use if you have had liver problems, frequently use alcoholic beverages, or are taking other medication.

7. Stop use and see a doctor if you develop symptoms that may signal liver problems (e.g., unexplained fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, dark urine, pale stools, yellow eyes or skin.)

Interactions:

St. John's wort may increase the risk for bleeding when used with anti-clotting agents or with other natural or standard medications that thin blood, such as warfarin or high doses of vitamin E. They may interact with oral contraceptives in women. Notably the herbal agent appears to reduce the effectiveness of certain cancer chemotherapy agents and HIV treatments.

60 Tablets

+These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

+These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Dr. Kuan-Chung Chou, Ph.D, OMD, LAc.  周冠中 博士

Ph.D, OMD, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China,  北京中醫藥大學醫學博士

 

Fairfax, VA; Rockville, Maryland

 

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupressure

 

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