The two main types are primary and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia is defined as sleeping problems are not related to other health issues, while secondary insomnia is a result of existing health conditions, such as: cancer, asthma, heartburn, arthritis and depression. Substance abuse, excruciating pain and prescription drugs can also lead to secondary insomnia.
Seeking assistance from a trained natural health professional via acupuncture, herbal medicine and or naturopathy not only helps insomniacs to gradually resume a regular sleep pattern, but it will also limit associated negative effects, improve your ability to concentrate and combat fatigue.
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to Insomnia.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as Insomnia would typically reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
Personalised Treatment Plan
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions which may contribute to or exacerbate Insomnia (e.g underlying illness, dietary, environmental factors and lifestyle factors etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That is in light of the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (e.g using points such as Heart 7, Pericardium 7 & Yin Tang)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g. ear seeds, cupping, gua sha)
- Herbal medicine – topical / ingestion via teas or tincture (e.g nervines)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (e.g acupressure, hydrotherapy, qi gong exercises)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care supports for self-care healing.