Sleep Disorder

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Sleep disorder
"Sleep disorder is a common problem for people today, but the causes are completely different in our TCM view. "
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Virginia Jin
Acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist

Causes of sleep disorder

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

Lots of people suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. They are seeking alternatives to anti-depressant medication. 

There are some promising recent studies showing how acupuncture can treat depression, anxiety, and stress, as well as providing clear, biological explanations for the clinical evidence I have seen. So how does acupuncture work? The acupuncturist inserts fine needles into certain identified acupuncture points on “meridians” which run throughout the body and correspond to certain organs. Meridians can be thought of as a highway of energy, or “qi” in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is theorised to work by getting rid of the “roadblocks” on this energy superhighway.

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When there is congestion on the highway, energy gets backed up. When the meridians are clear (no roadblocks), the qi flows freely. Each meridian “homes” to an organ and each organ has certain associations, such as emotions or body parts. For example, in Chinese medicine, the emotion of the liver is anger. When the qi is blocked, it can cause liver qi stagnation, which can result in anger. It goes both ways, though—when you’re angry a lot, you can block the flow of liver qi. Western medicine has shown that acupuncture releases endorphins, and activates natural pain killers.

Now we see that it affects other biological functions as well. Chinese medicine sees acupuncture as improving functioning by correcting blockages or imbalances in the organs.

yin and yang

Factors that cause Yin and Yang Qi imbalance:

Dietray habits

– Overeating

– Heavy meals

– Caffeinated/ alcoholic

 

Prolonged illness

 

 

Emotions

Anger

Sorrow

Extreme happiness

 

Old age

 

 

Exhaustion from activities

Excessive exercise

overstimulation of brain

Factors that contribute to the development of insomnia:

Liver fire (Heatiness)

Heart fire

Liver and gallbladder damp heat

Spleen Qi deficiency

Heart Qi deficiency

Sleep Disorder and how can Traditional Chinese Medicine help?

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help alleviate symptoms of insomnia, sleep apnoea, and feelings of stress and anxiety which can interfere with sleep.

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture employs needles to help balance your flow of qi  (or chi) throughout your body.

Needles are strategically placed in specific points along 14 meridians – or qi pathways – in your body in order to rebalance your energy flow. When qi gets stuck, it can cause pain, discomfort, reduced bodily function, or illness.

Strategic placement of the needles releases the blockage and allows energy to flow as your body’s natural healing process kicks in.

After an acupuncture session, many individuals report a blissful, relaxed or even dazed feeling referred to as “acu land.”