Some Common Causes of Insomnia

Insomnia can be caused due to several issues including irregular lifestyle, too much work pressure, stress, depression and so on. It is important to know the common reasons of insomnia and its effective treatments. However it is best to opt for natural medical help such as acupuncture treatment etc rather than consuming high dose antibiotics.

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Is TCM Effective In Treating Gynecological Problems?

TCMClinical research and medical evidences show that different health issues in women can be treated by using Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. For several years, doctors have found that these two modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine are extremely effective against a wide range of conditions in women. They empower the mind and enhance the body’s own capacity to heal. Menstrual cramps, PMS, endometriosis, fibroid tumours, postpartum depression, menopausal symptoms, etc are some of the issues in women that can be addressed efficiently with the use of herbal medicine and acupuncture. These two modalities can eliminate any stagnation immediately and also improve overall well-being of the body.

For women who are trying to achieve pregnancy, herbal medicine and acupuncture can work wonders by increasing blood circulation in the pelvic organs, delivering better nourishment to them, normalising the FSH levels, strengthening the uterus lining and balancing progesterone and estrogen levels. The treatment methods not only do help to keep the uterus relaxed, but also reduce impedance to blood flow in uterine arteries.

infertility treatmentStress can have an extremely negative impact on women who are having to cope with fertility issues. It causes the body to go in protective mode and demote pregnancy. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can alleviate stress in women facing fertility challenges.

Women, who are going through the stressful stage of menopause, can also benefit greatly from herbal medicine and acupuncture. These forms of treatments not only do help in eliminating such issues as night sweats, sugar cravings and night flash, but also inhibit weight gain, induce better sleeping patterns, alleviate emotional stress and pain, minimise osteoporosis, reduce poor mental function and stabilise mood fluctuations.

Studies have shown that if acupuncture is combined with hormone replacement therapy, it can produce significant changes in the levels of estrogen and thyroid stimulating hormone. Not only does this increase metabolism, but also help in preventing loss of bone density and breast cancer. Acupuncture can also produce positive results when incorporated into IVF and ART.

Traditional Chinese Medicine aims at providing a holistic cure to health issues in women. It understands that external pathogenic factors such as heat, damp and cold can have considerable influence over gynecological problems. Most TCM practitioners who provide gynecology treatments in Hills District give great importance on the necessity of holistic care. Therefore, they often augment their treatment methods with exercise, dietary modifications, psycho spiritual changes and other health alterations.

Insomnia-Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

InsomniaWhat is insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder. Thousands of people all over New Zealand live with insomnia. People with insomnia generally find it hard to either fall asleep or/and stay asleep. It basically leads to lethargy, daytime sleepiness and a feeling of being physically and mentally ill. It is mainly categorized into three types-transient insomnia, chronic insomnia and acute insomnia. Although insomnia may affect people at any age, it’s more predominant in adult males and adult females.

Causes of insomnia:
Insomnia is generally caused by physical as well as psychological factors. Often it occurs as a result of excess conditions such as liver fire, heart fire, depression, food stagnation and anxiety disorder. It is also a symptom of deficiency, especially heart yin, blood, or qi deficiency.  an underlying medical condition can cause  chronic insomnia as well. Sometimes, medications are also the cause the sleep disorder. However, transient insomnia can be due to a recent occurrence or an event.

Symptoms of insomnia:
There are many symptoms, which are associated with insomnia. These include difficulty falling asleep during the night, awakening earlier than needed, awakening during night, feeling tired even after a night’s sleep, day time sleepiness or fatigue, depression, irritability or anxiety, poor focus and concentration level, gastrointestinal symptoms and many more.

Who suffers from insomnia?
The people who are more likely to get insomnia than others include the travellers, the drug users, the shift workers with frequent changes in shift timings, young adult students, elderly people, menopausal women, people with mental health disorders and pregnant women.

Treatment options:
Although the treatment options for insomnia varies, in most of the cases people suffering from insomnia respond well to the variations of Emperor’s Tea. The Emperor’s Tea has nourishing sedatives along with the herbs, which clear heat. A number of other Chinese herbal remedies for insomnia are also available in form of patent medications including An Shen Bu Xin Wan and An Mien Pien.

If you suffer from insomnia, lifestyle changes may even help you. Exercise daily, avoid caffeine at night, don’t keep your stomach empty or eat too much when going to bed, don’t smoke and make sure that the environment where you are sleeping is comfortable.

Only go to bed when you feel sleepy. Refrain from reading, TV, worrying in bed or eating, set an alarm for same time every day in the morning and avoid long daytime naps.

Use relaxation techniques like muscle relaxation and meditation.
Receive an acupuncture treatment from a licensed and experienced acupuncturist in your area.
There are many people who rely on prescription sleeping pills, antidepressants and other medications for treating insomnia. However, try to avoid these medical treatments as much as possible.