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Insomnia may be treated with traditional Chinese medicine methods

May 22, 2009 by  

Insomnia may be treated with traditional Chinese medicine methodsWhile sleeping pills may have side effects and cause addiction, proven natural methods have been shown to relieve symptoms of insomnia and restlessness.

In particular, traditional Chinese medicine has been successfully treating insomnia for thousands of years.

According to NaturalNews.com, one of the most commonly used herbal supplements to treat the disorder is Suanzaorentang, a blend of five herbal extracts including sour jujube seed, Szechuan lovage root, poria, anemarrhena rhizome and licorice root.

It says the blend has been shown to have a sedative effect at higher doses and an anti-anxiety effect at lower doses. It is also believed to promote non-rapid eye movement sleep by stimulating serotonin receptors.

There is a growing awareness, even among Western medicine practitioners, that insomnia is not an isolated condition but is often related to physical and mental disorders, including stress and anxiety.

Hence Chinese health practitioners have also used acupuncture to treat insomnia, applying it to different parts of the body depending on the underlying condition.

Some of the most popular points include Yin-tang, which is located on the forehead between the eyebrows, as well as Shen-men, which is on the ear, according to Natural News.

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