Statement of the Problem: According to Western Medicine, anxiety is as a feeling of diffuse, unpleasant or vague sense of apprehension. Anxiety disorders are characterized by responses to imprecise or unknown threats. TCM theory holds that each of the Zang Organs plays a role in the emotions. Emotions and organ’s health are intimately connected.
The purpose of this study is to show why patients still have anxiety symptoms despite the use of psychotropic medications.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: A case study was also used. It described the treatment of a 36-year-old male, who suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder since childhood. The patient had undergone different psychotropic medications use for years, without success, only leading to more anxiety, sexual dysfunction, lower self-esteem and depression symptoms. He was treated with auricular acupuncture with mustard seeds, apex ear bloodletting, Chinese dietary counselling and high-diluted medications. The psychotropic medications intake was gradually suspended, because the medication was causing more energy disturbances and leading to more anxiety. The patient was also submitted to chakra centers energy measurement, with radiesthesia procedure.
Findings: The result of the radiesthesia showed all the chakras in the lowest energy level (Considering a scale of 1 to 8, 1 being minimal and 8 the maximum), all chakras were rated 1, contributing to the hypothesis proposed in the Arndt-Schultz law. Without the use of the psychotropic medications and with the treatment proposed, the patient achieved a significant improvement of his anxiety symptoms, libido, self-esteem and started feeling more active and happier in his daily activities.
Conclusion & Significance: Anxiety, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine is triggered by the imbalance of Yin, Yang, Qi and Blood energies. The use of high-concentrated medications cause more harm to the vital energy, with consequent formation of internal Heat, worsening the anxiety symptoms.
Keywords: Anxiety, Psychotropic Medications, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Acupuncture, Arndt-Schultz Law, Energy.