Depression in Chinese Medicine

By Suzanne Robidoux

Suzanne Robidoux shares her research about Depression and the treatment protocol for different patient types.
Total CPDs: 4.5
Total CPDs: 4.5
IVAS (4.5), Standard Certificate (4.5), NCCAOM (4.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

Depression is one of the most commonly seen disorders. It is estimated to affect roughly 350 million people throughout the world, both in developed countries as well as developing countries. The WHO assesses that by the year 2020 depression would be the second most influencing cause of debilitated quality of life. Antidepressant medication side effects include: Sluggishness, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, increased/loss of appetite, weight gain, loss of sexual appetite, blurred vision, insomnia and depression. From one aspect, Dr. Robidoux summarizes a 5 year long research carried out at “The Affiliated Brain Hospital” in Nanjing which has proven and confirmed that acupuncture has important advantages in treatment of depression when compared with SSRi without showing any negative side effects. She also brings about effective treatment protocols and approaches to treat the syndrome causing depression and other psychosomatic disorders such as OCD and anxiety. From another aspect, Dr. Robidoux presents a classical approach to understand the mechanism of the body and mind causing depression from different internal and external aspects. She covers the diagnostic methods and the treatments to reverse the progression and resolve the symptoms successfully. By providing a short introduction of the two main classical Chinese medicine approaches, Dr. Robidoux increases the understanding of the body and mind connection in depression to bring a clear understanding of the effective treatment protocol for different patient types.

Course Objectives

  • Review the etiology of depression according to TCM and according to classical Chinese medicine.
  • Understand the classical Chinese medicine outlook on life and health and understand how it is diseases in systematic and neurological disorders.
  • Learn some of the keys treatment lines of scalp acupuncture in the treatment of depression.
  • Learn essential moxibustion treatments to depression.
  • Review live cases of success of depression and their treatment approach.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1 hrs
Introduction to understanding and etiology of depression.
1 hrs - 2 hrs
Understand depression according to classical Chinese medicine.
2 hrs - 3 hrs
Learn the key aspects of Classical Chinese medicine which affect the mind and the neurological system.
3 hrs - 4 hrs
Introduce the research done in the neurological hospital in Nanjing and introduce some specific body acupuncture needling techniques effective for depression.
4 hrs - 4.5 hrs
Learn the full protocol of treating depression while avoiding reoccurrence. Watch recorded participants of the live seminar practice needling techniques on a partner while verifying correct locations of these techniques.
Dr. Robidoux is a passionate and compassionate teacher who has a remarkable ability to summarize treatment concepts into clear concise gems that are easy to process.
Alison D. - Canada
This was and inspiring course and has changed the way I see Chinese medicines potential. Having learned mostly TCM I was struggling with why treatments weren't working sometimes. This Classical CM approach may allow me to help more people, and help them more efficiently. Thank you.
Rebekah P. - Australia
The instructor is quite educated and explains her information clearly. This shows how depression can be the root of many more physical ailments.
Lara B. - Canada
Very highly recommend Suzanne for any practitioner seeking greater understanding and use of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Pamela M. - Canada
A very good foundational course which explains the root of depression and how to treat it. Suzanne is a very respectful & skilled practitioner & teacher.
M.M. M. - Netherlands
Suzanne's passion for her material and clear depth of expertise makes this course a very engaging and enjoyable way to learn an additional approach to treating depression, which is something I've been seeking for some time. Thank you, Suzanne!
Patt L. - Canada
If you love classical teachings, take this course.
Lydia R. - United States of America
Suzanne Robidoux is an inspirational teacher.
Gloria E. - United Kingdom
This was a fantastic course that really gives a current practitioner of acupuncture or Chinese medicine a better idea of how to put what they know into better, more focused practice. Her demos and hands-on needling demonstrations are very useful. This was my first introduction to Ms. Roubidoux but I do highly recommend this particular course to anyone who deals particularly with stroke or post-stroke rehab patients in their practice.
Daryl F. - Canada
Interesting and new ways of treating mental disorders with TCM
Clive P. - Australia
This course is a must see to anyone interested in this topic. it is clearly explained and it goes into many really practical areas. I have learned a lot from Souzanne.
Alina Barlogeanu C. - France
Such an intriguing new way of approaching TCM vs what I was traditionally taught here in Canada. Will enhance my practice for sure.
Lacey G. - Canada
One of the best online lectures I have ever taken. I have a much deeper understanding of the topic and have clear treatment strategies that I can use tomorrow. I plan to take the second course now.
Diane B. - United States of America
Dr. Robidoux is a brilliant healer and teacher. It's wonderful that she is teaching us how we can help more people.
Glynda B. - United States


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Taught by Suzanne Robidoux

Dr. Suzanne Robidoux, Ph.D, DAOM, L.Ac., has lived Asia for almost 2 decades, studying TCM with various masters. She completed her Ph.D. in acupuncture at Nanjing University, and specializes in neurological and psychological disorders. Having translated and edited over 20 professional Chinese medical textbooks, she is asked to lecture internationally often.
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