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Louisa Posted - 17/5/2019 0:07:20
Hello, I have had insomnia for 5 years. I have tried everything and they aren't working. Could you please help me to see which Chinese herbs will help treat my insomnia in the long run? Also, I read that herbal wines are also good for insomnia, what would be recommended? I have printed out somethings on congee and the footbaths...
TCM Posted - 21/5/2019 10:38:28
There is no remedy that can fix insomnia exclusively, especially for chronic cases, you need to check the factors causing you hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167
And then modify your sleep habit accordingly; this is essential in the long run.

For the treatment of insomnia, Chinese physicians aim to promote the communication between the body and mind, so as to resume the normal sleep-wake cycle in the brain, that in TCM view is mainly related to internal qi circulation and organ functioning. .
http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/lifestyles/tcmrole_sleep_understanding.html

Physicians will have to identify your disharmony pattern based on your sleep difficulty and accompanied body signs, and then select herbs properly.
http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/lifestyles/tcmrole_sleep_prescriptions.html

Chronic insomnia may take months of treatment, just be patient!


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