Chronic lack of quality sleep is a danger to our health and wellbeing. Sleep is really the equivalent of a nutrient…it nourishes our body, and allows it to heal and repair daily damage.
Our natural body functions are managed by our unconscious Autonomic Nervous System. This system controls everything that happens automatically in our body, freeing our conscious mind up for daily tasks and problem solving. The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)is composed of 2 opposing modes…sympathetic (action, focus and doing mode) and Parasympathetic (rest, maintenance, repair, detoxification and replenish mode) If we are not getting quality sleep, very little of the rest, maintenance, repair, detoxification, and replenish is being achieved. This leads to a build up of toxicity,m and a gradual breakdown of the system in general.
Chronic lack of sleep has been associated with reduced memory and learning, increased risk of dementia and type 2 diabetes and an increased risk of accidents. Losing just one night of sleep may impair your physical and mental status comparable to having a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent. Chronic lack of sleep will inevitably lead t ill health as it weakens the body’s defence and resilience.
Types of Insomnia
1. Insomnia caused by a reaction to life events and problems causing worry, stress and anxiety and even obsessive thoughts.
2. Insomnia caused by physical and physiological issues such as pain or discomfort, digestion, Adrenal gland issues, hormone imbalance, hypoglycaemia, sleep apnia, medication side effects, toxicity etc
There are two types of insomnia that affect people, both resulting in stress, and an over stimulation of the Sympathetic Netrvous System,and an under stimulation of the Parasympathetic Nervous System. This imbalance results in symptoms.. These symptoms include difficulty going to sleep, waking up often during the night or too early in the
How often you experience these symptoms define if you suffer an acute issue, happening for a short time, or a chronic issue, lasting for several months. The symptoms may also come and go throughout
The causes are varied, and the triggers are not the same for every person. However, this might not stop your physician from addressing the issue the same way for each patient.
If the cause is found to be physiological, ie hormone imbalance, hypoglycaemia, sleep apnia, digestive issues etc we offer our state of the art Meta Health Scan to determine the triggering factor for the underlying condition.
This BIG Picture approach is what sets us apart From Other doctors.
The Health Transformer Approach
In every case of Insomnia there is an underlying cause…something individual to each person. If at one time you didn’t have these symptoms and now you do, obviously something has changed within your body which has led to these issues being produced. The key is to unlock your root cause, and healing it. Sleep issues are merely a symptom of the underlying cause. To heal from Insomnia issues we need to address the root cause. In this centre we specialize in root cause diagnosis of any health condition using our state of the art Meta Health Scan.
The Meta Health Scan is carried out utilizing the amazing diagnostic ability of Clinical Kinesiology. It is reliable, accurate and reproducible. The scan will reveal the imbalances unique to your body, and how these are affecting you. The scan reveals such issues as endogenous bio-toxicity, nutrient imbalances or deficiencies, sub-clinical infections, allergies and food sensitivities. We also test for organ imbalances, hormone imbalance, and leaky gut. Any abnormality in these areas will easily be picked up during the Health Scan. We also examine your entire lifestyle, sleep quality and any emotional/psychological contributors to your condition.
In-Depth Consultation regarding your results.
Once this information is gathered we offer you an in-depth consultation to discuss your results, during which we discuss what has been revealed by the scan, where and how this has arisen, and how to remove or transform it, and reboot your system. I believe it is very important for each person to understand what has been going on in their body, how the condition has developed, and how to unravel and resolve it naturally. My intention is not just to teach you about your condition, but more importantly to empower you with understanding in order that you are able to take back control of your health.
Individually tailored Treatment Plan
Together we create an individualized tailored treatment plan for you. This may include some or all of there: a gentle detoxification protocol, dietary changes, specific supplements, life style changes, exercise, etc tailored to your specific needs. In the majority of cases treatment can be implemented by you at home without the need for repeated visits to the centre; however Health Coaching and support is built in to this package to assist you through your treatment.
However if the issue is one of psychological worry, stress, obsessive thoughts etc we offer hypnotherapy for Insomnia.
In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that the organs are governed by the five elements and that insomnia is caused by a deficiency of the heart (symbolized by fire) and the kidneys (symbolized by water) and the way they interact. In order to treat the condition, it is the acupuncturist’s job to make sure that the heart and kidneys communicate well with each other. By inserting needles at points along specific meridians in the body, they can restore the balance between the yang (positive, aggressive) energy of the fire and the yin (passive, gentle) energy of the water – and so the insomnia is cured. Depending on the severity of the condition, improvement may be experienced after as few as two sessions, though follow-up treatments may be necessary to prevent a recurrence.
When the cause of insomnia is mental or emotional rather than physical, EFT energy psychology can be a helpful support therapy to other treatments. Gathering information about any underlying causes for insomnia helps to identify specific anxieties, and then, through tapping specific meridian points, reduce and remove the stress response, and heal the underlying issue fast
Functional Nutritional Therapy
To address the underlying imbalance in hormones, digestion, sugar balance, etc. Specific supplements can also be very helpful in conjunction with other treatments
Practitioners can teach relaxation techniques that are known to be very effective in inducing sleep. Discussion while under hypnosis may also be used to reveal the causes of poor sleep when there are underlying emotional or psychological causes.
Massage with essential oils can induce deep relaxation and calm the mind, encouraging sleep. The massage works over tense muscles, releasing them, improving blood supply and calming the nervous system. When under extreme stress people run on adrenaline and often use stimulants to keep them going. Aromatherapy breaks this cycle, allowing the patient a caring relaxing environment.
Essential oils may be used in vaporizers in the bedroom, in relaxing warm baths or in tissues in the pillow. Relaxing oils include lavender, Roman camomile and ylang ylang.
The following advice from the traditions of Indian medicine should ensure a good night’s sleep:
Drink hot water one hour before bedtime
Wash your feet before going to bed and massage them with sesame oil
Put a bucket of cold water or an ionizer by your bed
Retire around 11 o’clock
Sleep only on your left side
Never sleep with your feet pointing south