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Academic progress of TCM treatment of panic disorder

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DOI: 10.23977/medsc.2022.030119 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 832


Qiujuan Zhao 1


1 Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Qiujuan Zhao


Panic disorder (PD), also known as acute anxiety disorder in western medicine, belongs to emotional disease in traditional Chinese medicine, and has common clinical symptoms [1]: ① palpitation,palpitations, restlessness and rapid heart rate; ② sweating in whole or part of the body; ③ body tremors or shake; ④ chest tightness, shortness of breath, suffocation; ⑤ choked felings; ⑥ chest tightness or pain; ⑦ Indigestion, abdominal distention and abdominal pain; ⑧ consciously standing unsteady, light-headed, dizzy, even fainting; ⑨ chills or fever all over the body; ⑩ body numbness, sense of acupuncture and other sensory abnormalities; ⑪ idepersonalization (feeling detached from oneself) or derealization (feeling unreal) ⑫ fear of tension and loss of control; ⑬ sense of near-death. Before the attack, the patient may have been mentally stimulated, or overworked, or without obvious incentives, but it will be back to normal in a few minutes. Panic disorder is diagnosed when any four or more of these symptoms occur during an episode. Most patients with panic disorder often see a doctor with palpitation, chest tightness, sweating, choking as the chief complaint, clinical often easily misdiagnosed as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, etc, causing not only great psychological burden and economic burden to patients, but also a waste of a lot of medical resources. At present, the understanding of panic disorder in traditional Chinese and Western medicine is gradually being explored and deepened. Western medicine mostly uses selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, benzodiazepines, and selective norepinephrine (NE) reuptake inhibitors. Drugs. But there are many problems of side effects and high cost in treatment. The understanding of Chinese medicine on panic disorder is also a hundred schools of thought, and a hundred schools of thought contend. In this study, the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture and moxibustion and other treatments were summarized, and the traditional Chinese medicine treatment of panic disorder was discussed.


Traditional Chinese medicine, Panic disorder, The research progress


Qiujuan Zhao, Academic progress of TCM treatment of panic disorder. MEDS Clinical Medicine (2022) Vol. 3: 108-112. DOI:


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