By Hamid Montakab
Insomnia and comparable sleep issues drawback 10-40% of the grownup inhabitants or even as much as 25% of kids, affecting alertness and reminiscence, inflicting emotional and actual fatigue, and placing the person at elevated danger for melancholy, heart problems, high blood pressure and different future health risks. Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and goals in chinese language Medicine offers a powerful therapy for power and acute sleeplessness utilizing healing concepts from either TCM in addition to classical chinese language medication.
- Provides complete heritage at the body structure, factors, and remedy of sleep issues, drawing key parallels among ideas of Western and chinese language drugs
- Classifies all acupuncture issues that impact sleep to assist in opting for the main acceptable therapy to your sufferer
- Offers an in depth research of sleep in chinese language drugs to provide you a whole knowing of the energetics of sleep and wakefulness
- Analyzes the importance of desires in chinese language drugs and the way goals could be skillfully built-in right into a sufferers therapy
Written from the original standpoint of a doctor who's additionally educated in TCM and classical acupuncture, this booklet provides various case examples, and an up to date evaluate of clinical reviews on chinese language medication and sleep. it really is a vital reference for all acupuncture practitioners who offer optimum therapy to sufferers with insomnia, sleep problems, and different sleep pathologies.
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35 36 3 Insomnia Phlegm Fire Harassing the Mind Symptoms ● Difficulty falling asleep due to anxiety ● Nightmares ● Snoring, chest oppression ● Nausea, lack of appetite ● Tongue: red, red tip, yellow coating ● Pulse: rapid and slippery Treatment Jian shi PC-5, lao gong PC-8, shao fu HT-8, jue yin shu BL-14, zhong wan CV-12, shui fen CV-9, feng long ST-40. Heart Blood Vacuity Symptoms ● Difficulty falling asleep ● Anxiety, restless sleep, frequent waking ● Dreams, nightmares, dreams of flying ● Palpitations ● Dizziness, blurred vision, poor memory, problems concentrating, feeling spaced out ● Tongue: pale ● Pulse: choppy or weak Treatment Shen men HT-7, jue yin shu BL-14, xin shu BL-15, ju que CV-14, shen feng KI-23, ling xu KI-24, hou ding GV-19, jiu wei CV-15 and jian shi PC-5, san yin jiao SP-6, pi shu BL-20, ge shu BL-17, zu san li ST-36, yin tang EX-HN-3.
Mental activity may be summarized as: ● Shen receiving the sensory input (consciousness, alertness) ● Processing (digestion) of the information by the yi (intellect, thought/mindfulness) ● Storing of the information by the zhi (will) (Fig. 6) All information is understood, properly analyzed, and stored accordingly in this manner. Yi 意 Yi represents the thinking process, concentration in thinking and focusing, providing boundaries, and giving meaning to experiences. Yi functions through memory, analysis, synthesis, thinking, classification, concentration, focusing, symbolism, abstract thinking, conceptualization, ideas, learning, integration of sensory, mental and emotional input, and physical awareness.
The type of insomnia, therefore, is defined in accordance with whether it affects the length or the depth of sleep, or both. Reduced sleep time may be the consequence of: ● Dfficulty falling asleep ● Frequent waking for various reasons ● Early waking (Fig. 1) Unsatisfactory sleep may be due to: ● Superficial sleep due to mental restlessness or physical agitation with visceral manifestations such as restless legs syndrome (RLS) and pruritis ● Dream-disturbed sleep, nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep-talking, and so on ● Other pathologies that disturb the quality of sleep, such as snoring, sleep apnea, respiratory difficulties, or pain (secondary insomnia) Wake A A>B Reduced time = “quantity” Sleep B Missing time Fig.
Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine by Hamid Montakab