Homeopathy for Insomnia

Persistent sleeplessness should be treated by a professional homeopath. For a sudden bout of insomnia, one of several remedies may be recommended by practitioners:

Nux vomica-for sleeplessness after mental strain or overindulgence; you get to sleep early in the morning and wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed

Ignatia-for sleeplessness caused by grief

Coffee-for sleeplessness from mental activity brought about by exciting or distressful news

Arnica-for sleeplessness from physical or mental overexertion

Aconite-for sleeplessness brought on by fear or panic following a fright or shock


A leisurely soak in an Epsom salts bath can help you relax and feel sleepy. Add 2 cups Epsom salts to a tub of warm (not hot) water. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat nightly as needed.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that insomnia is caused by kidney disorders or imbalances, so acupuncture is used to improve the flow of chi and restore harmony within this organ and the related meridians. Acupuncture points relating to the kidney, brain, and heart are involved.

Acupressure To relieve insomnia, an acupressure expert may apply pressure to the following points: Heart 7, Spleen 6, Kidney 3, and the extra point known as Yin Tang, which lies between the eyebrows.

Chinese Herbal Therapy There are many Chinese herbal formulas used to counteract insomnia. If sleeplessness is accompanied by irritability and restlessness, Gentiana Formula may be recommended. Insomnia accompanied by nightmares, night sweats, and heart palpitations, or brought about by constant worrying, may call for Ginseng and Ziziphus or Concha Marguerita and Ligustrum. Sleep disorders marked by fatigue and lack of appetite may respond best to Ginseng and Longan or Ginseng and Tang Gui Ten. Emperor’s Tea is another popular insomnia remedy.

Yoga and Meditation

Meditating in the Corpse position can help you unwind and fall asle ep. First, concentrate on vanquishing tension from one muscle at a time from the bottoms of your feet to the top of your head; then, focus on slow, deep breathing. Finally, repeat a mantra, such as “ohm” or “hum,” for 10 to 15 minutes. Don’t fret if you fall asleep before you finish meditating.