Here are some Oriental home remedies for insomnia that you can try and may find very helpful. Remember, the first (and best) approach to relieving insomnia is...
... follow the methods used in my practice that I describe on the natural cures for insomnia page. They are based on the wisdom of ancient Oriental medicine and seek to stop the cause of the problem and promote overall health, not just to help you to sleep tonight.
Just putting you to sleep tonight (like most drugs and over-the-counter meds) may not do anything to improve your insomnia in the future, and, in many cases, can contribute to a decrease in your overall health. .
Having said that, here's some Oriental home remedies for insomnia that you may find helpful...
Use a hairbrush to tap the soles and sides of your feet for about 5 minutes, particularly the spot just below the ball of your feet right in the center. This has the effect of acupressure / acupuncture and has a calming and regulating effect on your body.
Buy the Chinese Health Balls that you've probably seen in stores (they are very ornate looking and come in a small, pretty box.) You simply roll them around in your hand for about 10 to 15 minutes a few times a day. This also has a calming and regulating effect on your body.
Put some lavender or jasmine next to your pillow when you go to bed. It's very calming.
Put an open bag of finely sliced ginger or fresh orange or banana peel next to your pillow. These are also very calming.
Drink one cup of warm soymilk with honey an hour before bed. (I ordinarily don't recommend honey but, as an insomnia remedy, this may help).Drink a cup of cold water
with a teaspoon of rice vinegar an hour before bed. (Ordinarily, I
don't recommend cold water as part of the diet because it hurts your
digestion. But, as a temporary remedy, you may find this helpful.)
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References:Wang, Lihua. (2005). Chinese Home Remedies. Franklin Lakes, NJ. Career Press
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