In TCM, mental health and wellness is supported by many different factors. For simplicity, we can organize these factors into two groups. The first group are the properties that make up a person’s constitution. These properties are yin/yang and qi/blood. The second group is the pathogenic factors that can arise from imbalances in the individual’s constitutional makeup. Pathogenic factors are created in an environment that is based around the movement of qi and blood. Again, this a very brief description of TCM theory to give some insight into how it looks at mental health. The challenge when treating mental health is largely based on the individual. A person’s constitution will be the guiding factor in the duration of the treatment from short term to long term. Everyone has their own pre-set factors that affect qi flow through the body that TCM can look at for possible treatment.