Major depressive disorder, or depression, is a common mental disorder that is sadly not taken as seriously as other chronic conditions. Untreated depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical issues which affect normal daily life. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has historically been used to treat depression up till today, particularly in Asia. Western medicine typically uses medication and therapy to tackle depression, while TCM adopts a more holistic approach. Read on to understand more about depression from a TCM perspective and some tips to help ease depression.