reply to post by smyleegrl
You really should look into a acupuncture to start .
Herbs ,depending upon other meds,might not be the best thing to start with .
There's a Japanese acupuncture protocol ,just for insomnia.
It also depends what's out of whack for you .
Chinese medicine,is basically another modality of medicine . It can and IS just as affective as any western protocol ,unless you need definitive
I've avoided recommended knee surgery for almost 15 years ,using acupuncture .
Depends upon the surgery . Emergency appendectomies need doing .
That being said ,to explain it a bit to you ,Chinese medicine is ancient . Modern medicine makes all these new and ex citing discoveries ,the Chinese
knew 5000 years ago .
It is based upon yin and yang,and the five elements .
The five elements each rule certain organs .
These organs aren't viewed exactly the same way western medicine does .
It's said,when we are born,one of the elements ,is weak ,and the corresponding organs ,will have issues .
As we get older,abuses of our bodies,can lead to the weak organs,getting sicker .
Depression ,can be caused by physiological issues.
Poor digestion ,combined with a poor diet ,can cloud the mind. Disrupt the heart .
Sounds like nonsense to a layman ,but to a chinese doctor,it can mean a spleen issue .
Correct that,depression will lessen .
Thats an example . Everyone is different.
Some issues can of course be psyche ,but I suggest exploring the issue,and fine an acupuncturist near you .
Do at least a few treatments before making up your mind.
Herbs can also be a good thing for you,and maybe qi gong ,but one thing at a time .
If you have exhaustion issues,and Im sure you do ,its kidney exhaustion .
From reading about your situation ,I would venture you have heart kidney issues .
Doesn't mean your heart or kidneys are diseased ,but chronic abuse ,can lead to things like high blood pressure and premature aging .
Your insomnia means its already happening. Just a guess on my part.
You have fire on your heart meridian ,from an exhausted yin kidney .
If you want me to find practioners near you,give me the zip or nearest big city,and i can look .
Up to you.
HUUUGGHE KUDOS on quitting the meds. That's awesome,and much better for you all around .
Keep it up !
edit on 05/28/2013 by PtolemyII because: (no reason given)