Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Insomnia


Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have different approaches for treatment to insomnia. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart and liver are out of balance when a person suffers from insomnia. Insomnia can also occur as a result of excess conditions such as liver fire, heart fire, and food stagnation.

Chinese Herbs to Treat Insomnia

A number of effective treatments for insomnia are available in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan, also known as "Emperor's Teapills", has been used since the Imperial dynasties to calm the spirit. TCM practitioner believes that Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan can nourish the yin and blood, tonify the heart and clears deficiency heat.

Where to buy: Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan

How to use: Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan is available in the form of capsules.

With insomnia symptoms, patient can try acupressure for a good night sleep instead of taking sleep medication. Acupressure has shown to help insomniac sufferers fall asleep for longer and have a better quality sleep. (Acupressure)

Acupuncture Treatment for Insomnia

Researcher suggests that in patients with anxiety, acupuncture increased nighttime melatonin production and total sleep time. The patients who received acupuncture also fell asleep faster, were less aroused at night, and were less stressed. The researchers concluded that acupuncture treatment may be of value for some categories of anxious patients with insomnia.

Other studies have shown that acupuncture works for people without health problems. Some studies suggest that acupuncture improved sleep quality in normal people with insomnia. Another benefit of acupuncture is relief from chronic pain, which is a common contributor to sleeplessness.

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