In modern society, with the development of economy and the progress of science and technology, social competition is becoming more and more fierce. People are in a state of mental stress in life and work. There will be many mental and physical problems, such as: gastric ulcer (stomach pain), colitis (diarrhea), high blood pressure, high blood sugar, thyroid disease, insomnia, anxiety, clinical depression, alcoholism, drug use, and even death-suicide!
During the past ten years of treatment, Dr. Lee found that this problem has become more and more serious. No wonder some person said that the 21st century will be an era plagued by mental illness! He give us a case he recently took over.
This patient is a nurse in a hospital, 34 years old this year, and worked in the emergency department of this hospital eight years ago. Everyone knows that the emergency department is faced with some acute and serious illnesses every day, such as myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, fractures and trauma, etc., so the mental pressure on their medical staff is very heavy.
This friend suffered a lot of mental stress. After two years of work, he developed various mental and physical discomforts, such as dizziness, shortness of breath, poor sleep, decreased energy, and so on. All the laboratory indicators were normal again. In the end, there was no way, so she had to change jobs.
After she changed her position, her physical problems were still not alleviated, so she went to see doctors everywhere, and also saw many doctors. Some doctors said that this was caused by excessive mental stress, and suggested that she run for fitness. Because fitness is also a way to relieve mental stress, but after running twice, her body can’t take it anymore, her shortness of breath has become more serious, and she is too scared to run anymore. Later, she went to see a few TCM doctors. The doctor diagnosed that the spleen was weak and damp, and prescribed Chinese medicine for invigorating the spleen, nourishing Qi and dispelling dampness. After taking it for several months, it did not get better. This has been intermittent for about eight years, and her work and life have been greatly affected, and she is suffering.
She met Dr. Lee in August last year and re-examined and diagnosed her. It was found that her problem was indeed caused by excessive mental stress, but the mental stress accumulated over the years has affected her internal organs. The previous TCM diagnosis was the spleen, but Dr. Lee discovered that the cause was not the spleen, but the kidneys! She had the treatment for clinical depression used acupuncture at Taixi acupoint to invigorate the kidney for three times. As a result, her shortness of breath and lack of energy were significantly improved. Now, after more than a dozen acupuncture treatments, her physical and mental discomfort has improved a lot.
Later, Dr. Lee read the “Huang Di Nei Jing” and saw a paragraph. The disease was actually recorded in detail in the “Huang Di Nei Jing”, and it was clearly pointed out that the cause was in the kidney!
In the “Huang Di Nei Jing . Su Wen . Shi Cong Rong Lun . 76”, it is recorded:
Lei Gong asked: Now, there is such a person: headache, muscle tension, heavy body and do not want to move, shortness of breath and lack of energy, often hiccups, fullness of the abdomen, mental sensitivity and nervousness, and insomnia, which of the five internal organs is caused? The emperor replied: The kidney problem!
Wow! It’s amazing. There are also depression patients with symptoms like this in modern society in ancient times. Most of them have similar manifestations, such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and so on. It fits well! It’s hard to imagine that the ancient people more than two thousand years ago also got modern civilization disease! It also recorded and analyzed the manifestations of this disease in detail, pointing out the direction of treatment.