Acupuncture for Insomnia - How to get to sleep
In today's world, few people fully understand and appreciate the immense importance of good sleep habits. Unfortunately, the millions of people, all over the world, suffering from insomnia often don't even get a chance to sleep properly. By balancing the body Edgecliff Acupuncture Sydney is able to help our patients find solid sleep.
Acupunture for sleep
Evening and night are times to allow the body and mind to relax and regain energy. Unnatural lighting at nighttime from late work shifts, the computer, television, or anything else that may deprive you of darkness and rest all force your body out of its natural cycles and rhythms. Stress and troubling thoughts that won't stop bouncing around your head also may be preventing you from getting a full night of sleep. Acupuncture for sleep disorders is an effective and tried method.
Traditional Chinese medicine views sleep as occurring in the time when the daytime's Yang energy is turned to the nighttime's Yin energy. At night, Yin energy cools and restores the body. Dreaming occurs in this time, as the mind turns inward to explore the unconscious. In the daytime, Yang energy expands and utilizes the energy that was accumulated during the night. This process forms the Yin and Yang cycle.
For an easier time falling asleep, staying asleep, and restoring maximum energy at night, it is recommended that you do not eat during the last 3 hours prior to sleep. For hot excess types, avoiding hot and spicy foods and drinks near bedtime will help to let the body cool down. Avoiding food and drink that contain stimulants, such as alcohol, coffee, and chocolate, is also important. It is also recommended that you help to better circulate blood and energy in the body by gently working out or exercising during the day, but not overexerting yourself. It is best to eat marrow-based stews and soups, and dark-colored fruits and vegetables.
One tool for helping your mind relax and unwind is meditation. Meditation puts the body in a calm state. This reduces stress, and if done frequently, will improve overall well-being and health. Meditation can help to make one more alert, relaxed, and reflective, and will help one to sleep better at night, if done during the day.
Chronic stress is often a major contributor to insomnia. This is because stress weakens liver function, and this weakening in turn can have significant adverse effects on the nervous system. Traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture can help to calm the nerves, relax the muscles, and clear any blockages of oxygen and energy in the body. There are many benefits to using Japanese Acupuncture, including better breathing, better digestive function, and ultimately, better sleep and a greater sense of well-being.
Developing good sleeping habits will help your body's rhythms align themselves with the natural cycles of day and night, allowing your body to become stronger and healthier. Sleep habits and overall functioning during the day can be improved significantly by keeping a regular sleep schedule, making the bedroom a dark, cool, quiet, safe, and relaxing place, reducing intake of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, avoiding rigorous exercise and meals during the few hours before bedtime, moving the clock further away from the bed, and avoiding use of the television and computer right before bed.