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Chinese Medicine and Insomnia

Clinically speaking from a Chinese medicine point of view, Heat in the Blood or even Yin, and Blood deficiency are the most common diagnoses when a patient presents with insomnia.

Heat causes movement, like hot water that starts to bubble. It makes thoughts go round and round, causes restlessness - the famous tossing and turning that will drive your partner crazy (unless he or she manages to retaliate with some snoring ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Acupuncture and herbs can support you via their cooling and calming functions. I often have clients that suffer from insomnia fall asleep on the treatment table.

There are a few rules that can sometimes help as well: a good sleep hygiene (no TV, phone, tablets for a couple of hours before bed โ€“ a book will do); no heavy meals/ alcohol just before bed; close your eyes and imagine a happy place. And Good Night!

More about creating your happy place in the next blog ๐Ÿ˜Š

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