By Jorga Houy, LAc, Emperor’s College Alumnus and Owner of LA Sports Acupuncture
“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” – W.C. Fields
Sleep is one of the most important things in life, our ultimate “down time.” Many critical physiological functions occur when we sleep, including a great degree of our healing. For many of us, sleep is a like a dip into a relaxing pool for our consciousness, but can be a source of stress for many who don’t get enough of it.
From a Chinese medicine perspective, the quietude of sleep is the yin which balances the yang of our waking, active life. In our modern “go go” lifestyle, adequate sleep often gets sacrificed or compromised in favor of work or other activities, thus throwing off the essential yin/yang balance of our overall lifestyles. On occasion of National Sleep Awareness Week, I’d like to share 4 tips for better sleep: Read more