The Chinese term for depression is yu or yin yu. “Yu” has the double meaning of “depression” or “stagnation”. In Chinese medicine, there are many conditions that cause stagnation. Due to this fact, Giovanni Maciocia created many different Chinese herbal formulae for mental and emotional disorders that range from severe depression to anxiety, obsessive thinking and worry. These Chinese herbal formulae can be found in The Three Treasures and Women’s Treasure remedies.

Read more about the Chinese medicine view of depression and emotional disorders, plus recommended herbal formulae in this article.