Everybody has the occasional sleepless night, but if this is a regular occurrence, you could be suffering from insomnia.
Around a third of the U.K. population is affected by insomnia and the problem is more significant than you might think. Lack of sleep not only causes tiredness, but has also been linked with an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
So, if you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep and are looking for a natural and effective insomnia solution, why not explore how natural Chinese Medicine can help.
What is Insomnia?
According to the World Health Organization, insomnia is a term used to describe the ‘chronic inability to obtain adequate sleep.’
Insomnia can be divided into three main categories:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking during the night
- Waking too early in the morning
These issues can have a variety of causes including other health problems and lifestyle issues. In some cases, no clear reason for insomnia can be found.
A Chinese Medicine’s View of Insomnia
According to Chinese medicine, good sleep relies on harmony between the Yin and Yang energies of your body.
Yin and Yang are the complementary but opposite forces of nature. Yin represents night, stillness, and rest, while Yang represents daytime, movement, and activity.
At night-time, your Yin energy should be dominant, allowing you to relax and drift into a peaceful sleep. In the morning, your Yang energy should take over, allowing you to wake up and go about your day.
If Yin and Yang become imbalanced, this natural cycle can be interrupted. This leads to problems with falling or staying asleep at night and excessive tiredness during the day.
What Causes Insomnia?
From a Chinese medicine perspective, there are several reasons why people may suffer from insomnia.
As well as an imbalance in Yin and Yang, insomnia can be caused by Liver-Qi stagnation, a common condition caused by excessive stress or depression.
Another cause of insomnia is overthinking. This can lead to a deficiency of blood which has a negative impact on the brain.
Insomnia can also be caused by several other factors, including dietary habits/lifestyle, old age, emotions and illness. It is important to identify the cause of your insomnia so that the correct treatment can be found.
How Chinese Medicine Can Help With Insomnia
Many people opt for sleeping pills to deal with insomnia, but these are a temporary solution and do not address the root cause of the problem. Furthermore, they can cause side effects and may even be addictive.
Chinese medicine aims to identify and treat the underlying cause of insomnia. For example, someone suffering from insomnia due to stress would not be treated in the same way as someone with insomnia due to yin deficiency and so on.
GinSen has a range of products designed to treat insomnia with a variety of different causes. These include:
These products include natural ingredients such as wild jujube seeds which are known for their tranquilising effects. All of our supplements can be combined with acupuncture for fast and effective relief.
Other Lifestyle Habits to Help You Sleep Better
In addition to using Chinese medicine and acupuncture, you can enhance your sleep by incorporating the following healthy habits into your lifestyle:
- Go to bed and get up at the same time every day
- Do not drink caffeine in the afternoon
- Practice breathing exercises or meditation before bed
- Soak your feet in water for 20 minutes before bed
- Modify your diet (after all, food is medicine!)
Some of the best foods to nourish your yin and encourage good sleep include:
- Sweet potato
At the same time, avoid overstimulating foods such as:
- Chilli peppers
NATURAL HERBAL PRODUCTS FOR INSOMNIA
Insomnia Caused Due to Stress:
Fine Sleep by GinSen is a natural supplement that aims to treat insomnia due to stress. This multi-purpose 100% natural sleep remedy can be used to treat other sleeping disorders such as bad dreams, anxious sleep, poor sleep cycle, restless and light sleep.
Insomnia Due to Anemia ( Iron Deficiency ):
Gui Pi Tang
Gui Pi Tang by GinSen is a multi-function herbal supplement. Primarily used for treating insomnia, this highly effective Chinese herbal supplement is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It helps insomnia resulting from anaemia ( iron deficiency ) and nourishes Spleen Qi and promotes Spleen Qi function, and it also nourishes Blood and promotes your mind to relax.
Insomnia due to Overthinking:
Sleeping Maintenance’s main herbal ingredient is jujube seed. Jujube seed is a famous herb for treating sleeping conditions. It calms the mind, relaxes the body, and improves blood flow allowing for a night of better sleep.
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