The Use Of Traditional Chinese Medicine As A Natural Insomnia Cure

The modern practice of traditional Chinese medicine brings together many hundereds of years of medical practice in China including the use of Chinese medicine for curing insomnia naturally. The term ‘traditional Chinese medicine’ is a relatively modern term which was first used by the People’s Republic of China during the 1950s when the country was seeking to build a substantial export trade for its time honored medicines and medical practices.

Today, traditional Chinese medicine does not simply include medicinal products, but also includes such things as herbal preparations and several practices including massage and acupuncture. The principle behind traditional Chinese medicine is that the human body functions as a consequence of a number of interrelated processes which are also in constant interaction with the environment around us. Providing all of these processes stay balanced you are healthy. However, if these processes are not running together smoothly, then your health will suffer.

There are several philosophies which govern the practice of Chinese medicine including things like the theory of Yin-Yang, the part played by the five elements (earth, water, fire, wood and metal), the flow of energy through the meridians of the body and the interaction of the organs of the body as set down in the theory of Zang-Fu.

There has been a great deal of conflict for many years between those who follow traditional Chinese medical practices and those people who believe in the science-based practice of western medicine. Today however traditional Chinese medicine, along with other types of Asian and Oriental medicine, is increasingly being seen as acceptable in the west and we now often refer to such practices simply as alternative medicine.

For millions of sufferers, herbal remedies have long proved to be effective in curing insomnia, or for the relief of insomnia symptoms, and things like lavender, chamomile, passion flower and lemon balm have been known for a long time for their medicinal properties. There cannot be many insomnia sufferers who have not taken a drink of hot honey with lemon balm before turning in for the night.

More and more people are also turning to acupuncture or, for those who do not relish the thought of needles, acupressure. Both of these arts have been in use for centuries and the principles arose out of the traditional Chinese practice of adjusting the energy within the body by controlling its flow along the meridian lines.

In spite of its growing acceptance there are still a significant number of people who are wary of traditional Chinese medicine but anyone who has had experience of it in action, especially those of us who have been lucky enough to spend time living in the Far East, will most certainly vouch for its effectiveness.

If you are unlucky enough to suffer from insomnia then using traditional Chinese medicine for curing insomnia naturally is one route which you should certainly consider seriously.