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According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, a human body is considered as a mini nature. When the sun descends, the night is coming; meanwhile the Qi (vital energy ) and blood slip into the interior and human fall into sleep. This is a wellbalanced status for person. Now ,you can get a conclusion that if Qi and blood can not enter into the body in the evening because of any reasons, you will get into insomnia. 

There are kinds of reasons that cause vital energy and blood can not go into the inside, such as disharmony between the heart and kidney, deficiency of Qi and blood of the heart and spleen, lack of yin of liver and eat too much or starve. Person can not sleep peacefully, manifesting be difficulty in going into sleep, easy to wake after sleep and not easy to sleep again and so on. It is just a Traditional Chinese Medicine theory-"yang can not enter into yin�? 

Moreover, it is should be realized that Qi and blood go into the interior in the night in order to exert the function of nourishing visceral. "not sleep in the night, not energetic in day time", so the concomitant symptoms must be distractibility, listlessness and dizziness in the daytime. 

The main treating principle of  insomnia in Traditional Chinese Medicine include communicating heart and kidney, nourishing Qi and blood of heart and spleen, promoting digestion and removing retention of food .The representative formulae are “Harmony-Preserving pills, Mid-Reinforcing and Qi-Benefiting Decoction, Rehmannia Bolus with six Herbs�? Acupuncture and massage has a fine effect on insomnia too.

The definition of insomnia, according to the American Sleep Disorders Association (ASDA), is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. If it occurs every night or most nights for an extended time, it's called chronic insomnia. If it only lasts for a few days and short-term insomnia for no more than three week, we call it Transient insomnia.          

Perhaps the most important point to realize about insomnia is that it is not a disease, but rather a symptom. This symptom can occur with many different types of illnesses or conditions. In the majority of cases, underlying causes exist for the insomnia. When no other underlying causes can be found, the patient is said to be suffering from primary insomnia. As you catch on, Primary insomnia is not due to any other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome, medical conditions, drugs, or mental disorders and so on.


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