Hello I recently started seeing a TCM doctor in my area, with my current complaints being:
Depression/Anxiety, lower back ache, upper back tightness, dark circles under eyes, low energy/vitality, occasional fatigue, muscle weakness, lack of mental sharpness, sleep apnea (though I'm in good shape), and constantly waking between 2-4 AM.
Upon examination, in which he noted my pulse was deep, he "prescribed" me (not sure if prescribe is the proper term in TCM) Xiao Yao San and Ba Wei Di Huang Wan.
I'm going to confirm with him in my next appointment, but can someone offer some thoughts on what type of patterns I am exhibiting under TCM?
I'd be curious to know so that I can research on ways to modify my diet and activity to help me along. I'm already focused on eating mostly cooked organic food and have removed caffeine (except for tea), processed sugars, and processed foods. I also make it a point to relax and walk on the beach to help strengthen my Kidneys.
As a former athlete and current type A personality that likes to do a lot and accomplish a lot, I'm really looking forward to getting back to 100%.
Thank you all!