Chinese Medicine (CM) has a long history of dealing with sleep disorders. Insomnia can have a variety of causes, from digestive dysfunction to interior heat or what Chinese Medicine refers to as Deficiency of the Yin or Blood.

CM has an elaborate system of diagnostic analysis that discerns the specific symptoms and body signs that any one person presents and from this a specific Pattern of Disharmony is established and an individualised treatment approach is enacted using the full range of Chinese Medicine skills including acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbal medicine.

Damian Carey, our Doctor of Chinese Medicine, has decades of experience treating patients with insomnia.

Insomnia:  Level Two - Evidence of Potential Positive Effect Conditions with this level of evidence have moderate support of efficacy, but insufficient to make definitive conclusions. But please keep in mind that ‘insufficient evidence of efficacy’ is not the same thing as ‘evidence of lack of efficacy’!

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