Anxiety got you feeling stressed? Chinese medicine has your back (and your Heart, Liver, and Kidneys too!)


  • Qi deficiency
  • Blood deficiency
  • Yin deficiency
  • Qi constraint
  • Phlegm-heat
  • Blood stasis

What is normal anxiety?

Normal anxiety is basically just a fancy way of saying that you're a little bit worried about everything all the time. It can be about things like money, work, and relationships, or even just feeling self-conscious in social situations. It's totally normal to feel anxious before a big event or test, and it's also normal to feel a little bit scared in dangerous situations (like when you're about to bungee jump off a bridge). And if you've been through something really traumatic, it's totally normal to feel anxious, sad, and have trouble sleeping for a little while.

Biomedical Causes

  • hyperthyroidism
  • pheochromocytoma
  • temporal lobe epilepsy
  • hypoglycemia
  • cardiac arrhythmia
  • menopausal syndrome
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • stress
  • post-traumatic stress disorder


  • withdrawal from or dependence o benzodiazepines, alcohol, and other drugs of addiction
  • amphetamines
  • bronchodilators
  • caffeine intoxication
  • ephedrine
  • levodopa
  • thyroxine