Re-Balancing the Qi, our body’s driving force

Diving into a peaceful slumber has become a constant struggle in the 21st century, even more so in the challenging era of Covid-19.

Sleep continues to elude the best of us; Although Doctors and Wellness Practitioners emphasise the importance of a good night’s sleep above all else, a staggering number of people suffer from sleep disorders, one of them being Insomnia.

Before we start exploring its cures, let’s dig a little deeper and understand the meaning of Insomnia.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder wherein a person experiences difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. The condition can be either of the following:

  1. Acute Insomnia – Lasts from 1 night to a few weeks.
  2. Chronic Insomnia – Lasts for at least three nights a week (3 months or more).

What causes Insomnia?

While Conventional Western Medicine attributes Insomnia to anything ranging from medical conditions and ever-changing work schedules to mental ailments such as Stress, Depression, or Anxiety; Traditional Chinese Medicine, practised at Yinyang, Dubai, recognises the root cause as an imbalance of Qi.

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the fundamental energy that flows in our body, the driving force. According to TCM, disruption or imbalance in the flow of Qi is what causes Insomnia, or any other ailment for that matter.

Symptoms of Insomnia may include:

  1. Lack of concentration or focus.
  2. Unusual forgetfulness.
  3. Daytime Sleepiness or Fatigue.
  4. Waking up exhausted.

What can I do for Insomnia?

  1. Maintain good Sleep hygiene/Sleep Habits.
  2. A suitable bedroom environment, relaxing pre-bed routine and a stable sleep schedule contribute to good sleep hygiene.
  3. Good sleep habits keep your body’s natural circadian rhythms in check, which in turn automates the entire process. That way, the moment you hit the pillow, you immediately drift off.

Indulge in a Massage for Insomnia

Massage is a well-known therapeutic remedy for alleviating stress. And stress is one of the common causes of Insomnia. Massage decreases cortisol (a stress hormone) and increases serotonin (the happy chemical) in your body, all adding up to a good night’s sleep.

Dealing with body pain becomes imperative if it’s affecting your sleep. Pain affects sleep, and Insomnia exacerbates pain, an unpleasant loop to get stuck in. Massage can help reduce physical pain resulting in deep sleep.

Modern-day afflictions interrupt our life and sleep, sometimes resulting in conditions such as Insomnia.

Reviewing a few lifestyle choices and aiding our body’s natural ability to heal with massages re-balance our Qi, ending in a restful slumber.

Get in touch with any of our four conveniently located Yinyang massage centres in Dubai and let them guide you on a path of Wellness and Longevity.