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Psychology

Type 1: Depressive psychosis
Symptoms:
Emotional dejection, apathy, silence, suspicion delusion, divagation, hallucination phonism, abnormal behaviours without differentiating dirt from cleanliness, greasy coating, slippery pulse. In chronic cases, deficiency of both vital energy and blood eventually developed with palpitation easy frightening, insomnia, mental dullness, anorexia, sallow complexion, pale tongue, tiny and wiry pulse.
Principle of treatment:
Regulating the vital energy and eliminating sputum, clearing away heart-fire and tranquillizing the mind. Select the points from the Heart Meridian of Hand-Shaoyin, the Pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin, the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming, the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin and the Ren Meridian. Needling the points in combination with moxibustion. Both reinforcing and reducing methods are adopted.
Prescription:
Shenmen (HT7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Primary Point (Shenmen (HT7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Primary Point), Daling (PC7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point (Daling (PC7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point), Yintang (EX-HN3), Danzhong (CV17) Front-Mu Point of the Pericardium (RN17) Fenglong (ST40) Luo-Connecting Point (Fenglong (ST40) Luo-Connecting Point), and Sanyinjiao (SP6) (Sanyinjiao (SP6)).
Modification according to symptoms:
For visual hallucination, Jingming (BL1) (Jingming (BL1)) is added. For auditory hallucination, Tinggong (SI19) (Tinggong (SI19)) is added. For weeping with grief, Taiyuan (LU9)Shu-Stream Point, Yuan-Source Point (Taiyuan (LU9)Shu-Stream Point, Yuan-Source Point) is added.
Type 2: Manica
Symptoms:
Dirty and flushed complexion, tumult, hitting person and smashing things, irritable, supercilious arrogant, debating without reason. Even naked, without avoiding familiar or unfamiliar person, climbing up a high place and then singing, uncontrollally. Yellow and greasy coating, slippery and rapid pulse. Stagnated fire impairing yin due to prolonged disease and vexation, palpition, insomnia, emaciation, listlessness, red tongue with thin fur, tiny and rapid pulse.
Principle of treatment:
Calming the liver and clearing away the liver fire. Select the points from the Ren Meridian, the Du Meridian, the Pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin, the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin. Puncture with reducing method.
Prescription:
Laogong (PC8) Ying-Spring Point (Laogong (PC8) Ying-Spring Point), Shuigou (GV26)(DU26), Shangwan (CV13) (RN13), Dazhong (KI4) Luo-Connecting Point (Dazhong (KI4) Luo-Connecting Point)
Modification according to symptoms:
For excessive heat, Dazhui (GV14) (DU14), Baihui (GV20) (DU20) are added. For wild anger, Taichong (LR3) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point (Taichong (LR3) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point), Zhigou (TE6) (SJ6) are added.


Key Words: manic-depressive psychosis

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