Traditional Chinese medicine covers a broad range of ideas and concepts, but it can probably best be summed up as natural or holistic medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine uses a variety of techniques that go back thousands of years, using exercise, massage therapy, and of course acupuncture. Although today, China has embraced many of the concepts and ideas of western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine is still used all over the world as a supplemental form of treatment. When dealing with mental health diseases, like the anxiety symptoms, many people prefer being treated by herbal remedies than western drugs.
The confidence people have in medicine usually determined whether their treatments remain on the western path of medicine or derails for the more traditional Chinese medicinal approach. When people are afraid, in a way that verges on the path of panic, they may initially turn to the medication prescribed by their western physician, but if treatment fails or side effects from their medication exacerbate the problem (or create new problems), people may turn to traditional Chinese medicine to deal that the 1st of the anxiety symptoms.
Besides fear, or panic, the other eight of the anxiety symptoms are a racing heart, muscle pain or severe tension, heightened blushing, insomnia, irregular eating habits, a lack of concentration brought on by extensive irritability, and finally a complete loss of a sex drive. Western medicine focuses a great deal on the symptoms, so they will prescribe you medicine that minimizes the symptoms, sometimes without ever addressing the actual disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine, on the hand attempts to address the actual problem, although indirectly. Nonetheless, people will typically continue with the treatment that works, they will not often switch from western medicine to eastern medicine unless they are not getting the results they want.