Sleep is a very significant part of our health. After each day, everybody requires sleep in order for the body to repair and renew the cells and provide us with the energy to get on with tomorrow’s activities. The amount of sleep required varies for each person however it’s not about the amount of hours you get; it’s the quality of your sleep that is most important. As your life becomes busier and you are trying to juggle everything from work, study, family, relationships and social life, the idea of getting a good night’s rest can become very difficult.
Important questions to ask yourself are:
- Are you getting enough sleep?
- Are you finding it difficult to ‘switch off’ when you get into bed?
- Is your sleep interrupted?
- Are you having unpleasant dreams?
- Are you waking up suddenly in a pool of sweat?
- Do you snore heavily or have sleep apnoea?
- Are you lying there tossing and turning for hours in bed?
- Are you waking up feeling ‘groggy’ or not fresh at all?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then it’s time to take action to repair these issues.
SO HOW CAN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELP YOU?
It all starts with the consultation. Often your sleep issue is caused by a disharmony within the body and you’ll be asked questions in relation to your health in order for the most suitable treatment protocol to be developed. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system which includes a range of treatments such as Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Together, they can help make a positive change to your health and restore balance in your body. You can expect with regular treatments, that your quality of sleep will improve, your energy levels will increase and that sleep will become something you are looking forward at the end of your day.
Amy Duong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.