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How Traditional Chinese Medicine treat insomnia


Traditional Chinese Medicine uses the following treatment to help the patients.

(1) Chinese herbal medicine and prescription
(2) Acupuncture
(3) Ear Acupuncture
(4) Acupressure
(5) Food Therapy, Diet and lifestyle
(6) Qigong and Tai Chi exercises

(1) Chinese herbal medicine

This ailment, according to TCM, has different syndromes. The treatment for these syndromes is to use different herbal medicine bases on the principle of "evidence" to determine according to the result of the diagnose of the practitioner

Chinese medicine to insomnia is divided into at least seven types, different types, with different herbs treatment.


(2) Acupuncture

Research shows that acupuncture, the practice of inserting small needles into the skin at meridian points; regulating the flow of Qi (Chee), is a form of highly beneficial treatment for a insomnia. Acupuncture has been used around the globe as a viable drug free alternative, offering little to no side effects to the patient.


(3) Ear Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture is similar to body acupuncture but with ear acupuncture stimulation is only to the external ear. It is an effective method of treating insomnia by the stimulation of certain acupuncture points on the external ear.

There are over 100 acupuncture points on the external ear and that when some of these points are stimulated they are believed to influence the "Heart" and "Liver" systems in the body.

Sometimes, special "acupuncture seeds" are use to "stick" to the ear.

(4) Acupressure

Acupuncture & Acupressure use the same pressure points and meridians, but Acupuncture employs needles, while Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities.

Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops spirituality and vibrant health. It is an effective treatment for insomnia as well.


(5) Food Therapy, Diet and lifestyle

Diet and lifestyle is also an important part of the prevention of insomnia.

Diet is most important because diet is considered the primary cause of sickness as well as the main reason for longevity and healthy. 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. 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 insomnia.

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(6) Qigong and Tai Chi exercises

Qigong and Tai Chi exercises may be the most effective way to prevent and treat insomnia

Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving, meditative exercise for relaxation. Originated from China, it has become very popular in America and throughout the rest of the world for its health benefits.

Qigong (pronounced chee goong) is a Chinese system of physical training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic health care.

The purpose of both exercises is to enable a person to regulate and direct the flow of qi within his or her own body. A student in exercise training is taught to focus his or her qi in a place two inches below the navel, called the dan tian, or vital center. From this center, the qi is said to emanate to distant regions of the body. Upon practice, students can sense the presence of qi at the vital center in the form of localized warmth and can then direct the life energy to specific parts of the body. For cancer patients, practitioners prescribe exercises that specifically address the patients' illnesses.

Tai Chi is a tool for self-relaxation, physical fitness, and self-defense movement. It's slow, and the need to exercise along with meditation. From China, Tai Chi because of its characteristic physical fitness has been recognized by the world, and in the United States, Asia and many European countries are very popular. Main methods of Tai Chi exercise regularly the energy circulation in the body, which makes its perfect balance of weight on both sides of the body. When you practice Tai Chi, you will be better able to relax and to reconcile his own body, and ultimately make you more perfect control over his body. Uniformity of breathing and energy circulation in the body will make you more healthy.

Medical Qigong includes meditation and breathing contact and completely relax. Qigong in the contact, the fear and worry are gradually disappearing, replaced by a positive image, enhanced self-confidence, through meditation, people get pleasure and perception. Can promote their own blood and air circulation.

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