Insomnia and Natural Medicine

Insomnia and Natural Medicine

Insomnia and natural medicine should really go hand-in-hand, as getting sleep is something that we all expect to come to us naturally. Unfortunately for many people today, getting a good night’s sleep can be tricky. At Yellow Gazebo we can help you address this common concern.

Insomnia is generally a condition where you have trouble falling or staying asleep, even when all conditions are present to allow you the opportunity. And you may not be totally aware that you have what could be classified as “insomnia,” especially if you just wake up frequently through the night. The indicator that you might need help with your sleeping is how good your energy levels are, your moods, and your ability to function at normal daily tasks such as those at home and at work.

As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, I see a lot of patients with sleep issues, and usually obtain good results because acupuncture seems to be a good fit with this sort of complaint (it is also excellent for anxiety, stress and depression, all of which can of course contribute to poor sleep). But did you know that other natural medicines can also help with insomnia?

How can chiropractic care help with insomnia?

With the fantastic training chiropractors have in Canada, and the great experience added on to that with our chiropractors at Yellow Gazebo, you are already at an advantage because you’re being treated by someone with a vast amount of medical knowledge. So certainly lifestyle suggestions and proper evaluation is a given when seeking chiropractic care at YG. But in addition to this, chiropractic care can be helpful because of the fact that properly aligned vertebrae assist in proper nerve function, a key component of all functions in your body, including sleeping. Some studies show that this may mean certain vertebrae in your neck, but I personally believe that vertebrae all down your spine at different points may help your sleep upon being adjusted.

How can osteopathy treat insomnia?

Osteopathy has also been shown to promote better sleep, and not surprisingly, most especially when done in the form of cranial sacral therapy, a sort of subset of osteopathy. The theory behind cranial sacral helping with insomnia is that it helps unblock disturbances in your nervous system.

What other natural medicines can help with insomnia?

Luckily at Yellow Gazebo we have a wide range of treatment options regarding insomnia and natural medicine, other than the three mentioned above. We also have an excellent doctor of naturopathy, who can recommend supplements or changes to your diet that might help, along with a variety of other methods used in her vast array of expertise. And if you’re really keen, you can try physiotherapy, or massage to relax. And last but not least, we offer psychotherapy at YG, possibly the most profound of all natural medicines.

For more information on how we might help you with your insomnia, please call us at 416-909-2334, or use the online booking link below to book your first appointment.

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