Fear & Anxiety in Chinese Medicine

“Anxiety” is a modern term that does not have an exact equivalent in Chinese medicine.
There is no Chinese medicine term that corresponds exactly to what we call “anxiety” but several ancient Chinese disease entities closely resemble anxiety.  The four main disease entities that correspond  to Anxiety are:

“Fear and Palpitations” (Jing Ji)  惊 悸 
 “Panic Throbbing” (Zheng Chong)  怔 冲    
 “Mental restlessness” (Fan Zao)   烦 躁  
 “Agitation” (Zang Zao)   脏  躁 

 By John Hain [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

By John Hain [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons