The Treatment of Anxiety with Chinese Herbal Medicine and Five-Element Acupuncture

Language: Hebrew

Field: Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Practice

This Lecture is suitable for all levels


Fatigue. Headache. Nausea. Breathlessness. Insomnia. Chest pain. Dizziness. Numbness. Palpitations. Joint pain.

They can all be caused by anxiety.

And countless other symptoms too, that your patients are complaining about every single day.

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric disorders. That’s why every practitioner will see them in their practice. Even if the patient isn’t aware that anxiety is the cause of their symptoms.

That’s why it’s essential for every practitioner to know how to treat anxiety.

In this lecture, I’ll discuss the methods I use to diagnose and treat anxiety in my practice.

We’ll start with diagnosis by the TCM and 5-Element approaches. Then we’ll move on to treatment: Chinese herbal medicine by the TCM approach, and acupuncture by the 5-Element approach.

We’ll talk about main herbal formulas to treat anxiety, modifications, and when to choose which. We’ll talk about protocols from the 5-Element approach, and how to pick the right one.

And we’ll learn how to light a small light that can chase away the darkness


Pnina Droyan is a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and Shiatsu, and a lecturer at Broshim Campus.

She graduated her Chinese medicine studies with greatest honors, went through postgraduate studies in 5-Element acupuncture with Yair Maimon, and in Chinese herbal medicine for Children with Gilad Arbel.

Between 2010-2011 she lived in Beijing, and went through an internship at the outpatient department of the CACMS.

Since 2009 she’s been writing the column “Medicine of the Earth” about Chinese herbal medicine in the Israeli journal of Chinese medicine.

Pnina practices Chinese medicine in a Snoezelen room, and specializes in the treatment of children on the Autistic spectrum. She writes articles for practitioners on her website, and provides personal clinical guidance to practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine


    1. Participants will learn to identify and diagnose anxiety by the TCM and 5-Element approaces
    2. They will know formulas and protocols to treat anxiety by these approaches
    3. They will deepen their understanding with case studies
    4. And will leave with practical tools to use at their clinic


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  2. Scheid V, Bensky D, Ellis A, Barolet R (2009) Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, 2nd Edition. Eastland Press, Seattle, WA

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