Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese by Hamid Montakab

By Hamid Montakab

Insomnia and comparable sleep problems situation 10-40% of the grownup
population or even as much as 25% of kids, affecting alertness and reminiscence,
causing emotional and actual fatigue, and placing the person at elevated
risk for melancholy, heart problems, high blood pressure and different health and wellbeing
hazards. Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and goals in chinese language Medicine provides a powerful remedy for power and acute sleeplessness utilizing healing concepts from either TCM in addition to classical chinese language drugs.

Special Features:

  • Provides complete historical past at the body structure, explanations, and
    treatment of sleep problems, drawing key parallels among thoughts of Western
    and chinese language medication
  • Classifies all acupuncture issues that have an effect on sleep to
    help in picking the main applicable therapy in your sufferer
  • Offers a close research of sleep in chinese language medication
    to provide you with a whole realizing of the energetics of sleep and wakefulness
  • Analyzes the importance of desires in chinese language medication
    and how desires will be skillfully built-in right into a patient’s therapy

from the original point of view of a doctor who's additionally informed in TCM and
classical acupuncture, this publication offers various case examples, and an
up-to-date evaluation of clinical reports on chinese language medication and sleep. it truly is an
essential reference for all acupuncture practitioners who offer optimum therapy to sufferers with insomnia, sleep problems, and different sleep pathologies.

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19). If sleep is disturbed in its spatial structure, that is, in its quality, the yin wei mai, the yin linking vessel, or its complementary yang wei mai, will manifest a disturbance, as evidenced in the sensitivity of their respective xi points. Yin variations in “space” = intensity or quality of sleep Yin wei mai CV-22, CV-23 LR-14 PC-6 SP-16 SP-15 SP-13 Tai yin: SP-13, SP-15, SP-16 Jue yin: LR-14 Shao yin: KI-9, CV-23 KI-9 Fig. 18 Yin wei mai and its constituent points. Tai yin Jue yin Shao yin Fig.

The liver plays a primordial role in the sleeping process. During the waking stage, the liver manages the circulation of wei qi on the surface and, through the jing jin, muscular activity. The liver is also responsible for the eyes and vision. The liver plays an important role in the initiation of sleep by mobilizing wei qi inward, which results in a lowering of muscle tone. We have seen that this movement of wei qi to the interior causes sensory relaxation as well, starting with the eyes, the nose, and then the ears.

The term “depth” is defined as the position of the channel in relation to wei/nei (outer/inner), where yang is exterior, and yin interior (Fig. 17). Tai yang is the outermost channel, which is in contact with the world; then comes shao yang, and then the deepest yang, yang ming. Tai yang is more yang than yang ming, and therefore closer to the outside (wei). The yin channels are energetically closer to the inside (nei). This organization in space is clearly demonstrated in the disposition of the 12 primary channels in the body, where the most yang zones will be tai yang, followed by shao yang, then yang ming, then tai yin (the yin closest to the outside), followed by jue yin, and then shao yin, the deepest yin in the body.

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