The modern practice of traditional Chinese medicine brings together many thousands of years of medical practice in China including the use of Chinese medicine to cure insomnia naturally. The term 'traditional Chinese medicine' is a quite modern term which was first coined by the People's Republic of China during the 1950s when the country was trying to build a substantial export trade for its time honored medicines and medical practices.
Nowadays, traditional Chinese medicine does not only encompass medicinal products, but also includes such things as herbal preparations and several practices including acupuncture and massage. The principle behind Chinese medicine is that the human body functions as the result of numerous interrelated processes which are in constant interaction with the environment around us. Providing all of these processes stay in balance you are healthy. But, if these processes are not running alongside one another smoothly, then your health suffers.
There are a number of different 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, wood, fire and metal), the flow of energy along the meridians of the body and the interaction of the organs of the body as laid down in the theory of Zang-Fu.
For many years there has been considerable conflict between those who follow traditional Chinese medical practices and those who believe in the science-based practice of western medicine. Nowadays however Chinese medicine, as well as other types of Oriental and Asian medicine, is increasingly gaining acceptance in the west and we now often refer to such practices simply as alternative medicine.
For millions of sufferers around the world, herbal remedies have long proved to be effective in curing insomnia, or for the relief of insomnia symptoms, and such things as lavender, chamomile, lemon balm and passion flower have been known for a long time for their medicinal properties. There surely cannot be very many insomnia sufferers who have not taken a drink of hot honey combined with lemon balm before turning in for the night.
A growing number of people are also turning to acupuncture or, for those people who do not like the idea of needles, acupressure. Both arts have been in use for centuries and the principles arose out of the time-honored Chinese practice of adjusting the level of energy within the body by controlling its flow along the meridian lines.
Despite its increasing acceptance there are still a substantial number of people who are wary of Chinese medicine but anybody who has experienced it in action, particularly those of us who have been fortunate enough to spend time in the Far East, will certainly vouch for just how effective it is.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from insomnia then using Chinese medicine to cure insomnia naturally is one route which you should certainly consider very seriously.
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