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Insomnia and Migraines

Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you wake between the hours of 1-3am or just wake too early? If you answered yes, then technically you have insomnia. From a Chinese Medicine point of view, Insomnia is seen as an imbalance in the internal organs and meridians. Acupuncture and herbs can help harmonize the organs and meridians. When our nervous system is out of balance, all sorts of problems can occur. Acupuncture is a tool we can use to regulate the nervous system.

Insomnia where you can’t get to sleep

This is due to an imbalance in the spleen and stomach meridian and organ. Mostly this is due to over thinking and excessive amounts of sweet foods. This is due to disharmony of the liver and gallbladder. Emotions such as anger or frustration, consuming alcohol or coffee, and being under stress will negatively affect the liver and gall bladder.

Insomnia where you wake early from 3 am or can’t go back to sleep

This is due to a disharmony of the kidney/bladder meridian and adrenal system. This type of sleep disorder is made worse by exercising after 5 pm, not eat properly during the day, getting your second wind and overworking. When we get a second wind it means adrenal is released, this will make it more difficult to sleep.

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