Insomnia is often a complex problem with many underlying factors at play. The most common cause of chronic insomnia is actually the fear of not being able to sleep which is kind of ironic isn’t it? In my previous blog post: Homeopathy and Insomnia – The Background – I explained the main chemicals involved in sleep and gave nutritional and supplemental advice. Now I am going to look at some specific Homeopathic medicines that may help you with your sleeping issues.
Using Homeopathy yourself for Insomnia
As insomnia is such a complex problem often with issues such as underlying anxiety, it usually requires the services of a professional Homeopath. I find that treating the whole person is highly effective. However, if your sleep issue fits the descriptions in the medicines below, they are definitely worth a try, especially if you have not had your insomnia for a long time.
Some General Self-Help
- Stop all work (including social networking on your computor) 1 hour before bedtime
- Increase your exercise to daily but not after 5pm
- Avoid eating after 8pm
- Avoid ALL caffeine products including chocolate
- A milk drink before bed supplies extra Tryptophan
- Wake the same time each day
- Remove the clock from your room
Homeopathic medicines that may help you
Use this medicine when you have mental over-activity due to good or bad newsl and you are just unable to switch off.
Nux Vomica 30
When you are under enormous mentaL strain or pressure, or you have withdrawn recently from alcohol or sleeping tablets. Significant irritability in the daytime will be experienced when you need this medicine.
If you need this medicine you will wake regularly at around 4am. Your mind will be active at bedtime replaying events from the day over and over. You wil dream alot and talk or laugh in your sleep.
Your wakeful time will be between 12 and 2am and you will feel anxious and very restless. If you dream they will be dreams of danger.
Use this medicine when you are overtired and giddy, irritable from being up looking after someone else such as a sick child.
Rhus Tox 30
When you cannot sleep because there is pain or dicomfort and it makes you feel veryt restless so that you want to get up and walk about. Irritable and restless.
Take your chosen Homeopathic medcine 30 minutes before bed and repeat when you turn the light off. Repeat if you wake in the night and use as long as you are getting relief. If you do not have an improvemnt stop the medicine.
These are just 6 of the medicines that can be effective for treating insomnia. Remember the best Homeoapthic treatment for chronic sleep issues will come to you from a qualified and experienced Homeopath.
Happy Homeopathic prescribing 🙂
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