February 22nd, 2018
FALL ASLEEP AND STAY ASLEEP
A good night’s rest is necessary! It affects our entire body and can determine how we move through our next day. When we sleep well, we feel energized, replenished and healthy. When we don’t sleep well, we feel sluggish, tired and out-of-sorts.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, suffer from nightmares or general restlessness, this video is for you!
For those who mumbled, “I’ve tried it all already, Malerie.” Take a listen. I guarantee you’ll gain new insight into your sleep situation.
In this video, you’ll become familiar with:
- The Chinese medical perspective on sleep
- The three organs most involved in sleep
- How those organs are connected to sleep
- Five tips for a restful night sleep
Click below to watch the video.
Research Based Evidence on sleep
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are two tools that have been used to aid in sleep. This 2012 study demonstrated that acupuncture can improve sleep in postmenopausal women. The woman in this study suffered from insomnia and received treatment over a five-week period.
An earlier study published in 1999, also concluded the effectiveness of acupuncture in insomnia patients. Each patient was diagnosed according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and treated by a practitioner within three to five sessions.
Most recently in 2017, a study was published that evaluated the data of clinical studies and pharmacological research on popular Chinese herbal formulas and single Chinese herbs used for insomnia. The results concluded similar chemical components needed to help us sleep. High five for plant medicine!
As always, thank you for being here and stay curious,
Disclaimer: This information is intended for general reference only. It is not a replacement for professional health advice. The content in this post intentionally does not provide dosage information or possible interactions with prescription drugs or other medications. Please contact a certified health practitioner such as a physician of Oriental Medicine or Herbalist before considering use. To schedule an appointment with Malerie, visit the services page.