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Insomnia and Sleep Loss - There is Help!

It's 3 a.m. .. You jump, turn around, can't sleep. You try to count sheep, drink warm milk, think fun thoughts - nothing works. Maybe you can't eat chili dogs for lunch, you wonder. Or maybe it's a workload just thrown at your desk and you're under the gun to solve it for your boss - yesterday. However, if you experience any of these, you are not alone in the insomnia department. Everyone has experienced some type of insomnia in their life, chronic, temporary or acute. It is also a condition that can be treated through various methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is by definition a chronic condition - it is the inability to sleep or sleep for a good period of time. TCM views insomnia as a broad term term that covers a wide variety of symptoms: inability to sleep easily, sleep discomfort, wake up early in the morning, over-dream, and wake up at night. It also sees insomnia as a discomfort not only between the basic ingredients: Qi (vital energy) and Blood, Yin and Yang, Jing (essence) and Shen (spirit) but also the imbalance between certain organs: Heart, Heart, Spleen, Fruit waist. More often than not this imbalance is due to external or temporary causes.

What are some causes of insomnia?

The quality and amount of sleep depends on the state of mind, and especially the relationship between mind and body. But with insomnia, we are talking about cutting the mind.

1. In a fast-paced, fast-paced society, the number one cause for insomnia is anxiety and anxiety. When we feel mentally, usually breaking things incessantly, we can eventually damage our Heart, Spleen and Heart. Everything becomes either a lack of energy or leading to a state of fiery uneasiness. Either way, the mind becomes restless, the spirit of wandering and insomnia.

2. Pressure and hard work. Many of us work long hours, under stress or under stress, and do not get enough rest or sleep. This condition can weaken the kidneys, eventually affecting the heart as well. Kidney discomfort is also often seen as a peri-menopausal condition or in the elderly.

3. Along with stress, anxiety and work stress, we tend to have a poor or irregular diet. Eating on the road, eating poorly, unbalanced, or eating too much contributes to a greater case of warmth in the stomach, which in turn shifts the mind.

Of course, other factors can contribute to insomnia: side effects of specific drugs, sudden stress such as divorce, death or illness, psychological conditions such as depression, or chronic physical conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Can Acupuncture help?

Traditional Chinese Medicine Capital can really help in dealing with insomnia. Acupuncture promotes a natural sleep pattern, and can help increase the levels of serotonin in the body, which helps with sleep. Unlike sleeping pills, acupuncture treatments, free of adverse side effects. A combination of methods such as acupuncture, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine usually produce the fastest and most effective results.

We all want sweet dreams and nothing more than to wake up fresh and happy in the morning. If you have difficulty sleeping, consider giving acupuncture and TCM a shot. There are alternatives and drug-free approaches available. What did you lose, besides sleeping more?



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