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Chinese medicine; Oriental Medicine 

Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: 1) difficulty falling asleep 2) waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep 3) waking up too early in the morning unrefreshing sleep Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause prob...

Treatments in TCM are typically tailored to the subtle patterns of disharmony in each patient and are based on an individualized diagnosis. The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine. There are three main therapeutic modalities: 1. Acupuncture and moxibustion (moxibustion is the application of heat from the burning of the herb moxa at the acupuncture point) 2. Chinese Materia Medica (the catalogue of natural products used in TCM) 3. Massage and manipulation


Insomnia as related to Traditional Chinese Medicine