Insomnia and chronobiology in Traditional Chinese medicine
Insomnia is a common clinical complaint, and if left untreated can increase the risk of developing other dieases such as hypertension, metabolic syndrom, cancer and dementia. Within the approach of TCM sleeping disorders can be classified according to their physical and psychic attendant symptoms, the relation of Yin and Yang and also by the Chinese 24-hour-Clock of the channels. This Clock integrates the chronobiology into our approach. Depending on the patterns found through these classifications, there are different therapeutic approaches in the treatment of insomnia. Besides potential combinations of acupuncture points we will consider also elements of herbal medicine and lifestyle-therapy.
6th September 2018
ICMART World congress of medical acupuncture, Munich, Germany
Schlafstörungen aus Sicht der Chinesischen Medizin