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Life style and diet for treating Insomnia

Chinese food therapy is a practice of healing using natural foods instead of medication. It is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as Chinese Nutrition therapy.

Proper diet is a good medicine with treatment effect for insomnia. Food can be used to adjust the imbalance of Yin and Yang. Learning dietetic therapy of Chinese Medicine is a good way to treat and prevent diseases. Cooking not only meets the needs to fill up the stomach, but also can become good medicine

Chinese food therapy dates back as early as 2000 BC. Niejing, the "Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine", written around 300 BC, was the most important in forming the basic theory of Chinese food therapy. It classified food into four "food groups", and "five tastes" by the natures and characteristics.

The following are two useful soups for prevention of insomnia. They are very good in taste. It is good for every one.

(A) Effectiveness: Treatment and prevention of insomnia, palpitation and fatigue
Material: Taizishen, (太子參) 20gm, Wuweizi (五味子) 30gm
How to prepare: Use 1.5 cup of water to cook the two herbs for half an hours until one coup of tea is available. Add syrup or honey to drink. Two times a day.

(B) Effectiveness: Treatment and prevention of insomnia, palpitation and fatigue
Material: Baihai (百合) 30gm
How to prepare: Use 1.5 cup of water to cook the herb for half an hours until one coup of tea is available. Add syrup or honey to drink. Two times a day.

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There are numerous herbal tea formulae that help you stay away from insomnia. However, the formulae are complicate to understand by Non-Chinese, If you are interested in these formulae, we are pleased to help.

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How to treat insomnia by changing your life style

  • Keep relax, do not always worry that you are not able to sleep in the night.
  • To work out a regular bedtime routine.
  • Try to avoid to use the bedroom for daytime activities - just for and sleep and intimacy.
  • Avoid to drink coffee or other alcohol before going to bed.
  • Try not to smoke in the evening
  • Try to not thinking about your day work or other stressful matters - read a book or see TV for a small while if this helps reduce stress.L
  • earn to replace worrying thoughts about sleep with more positive ones.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night, even on weekends.
  • If you have a back disorder, try to make yourself comfortable by using pillows and other methods.
  • Keep the bedroom dark, quiet, and not too warm - However, white noise devices can help drown out traffic sounds or a partner's snoring.
  • Drink warm milk or have a warm bath before bed. Soap your feet in warm water is good.
  • Exercise during the day - if exercising before bed keeps you up, then exercise earlier.
  • Avoid watching the clock - just set the alarm and turn the clock around so you can't see the time.
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