red net moment July 1 (correspondent Zeng Xiaojia and Li Xuanmei) As people grow older, their physical functions begin to decline, and their immunity and resistance also decline. When people reach middle-aged and old age, many chronic diseases also follow. At present, the incidence of insomnia in the elderly over 65 in China has reached 20% to 50%. Insomnia is a relatively high incidence among middle-aged and elderly people. Gu Yitang doctor Wang Juan pointed out that frequent insomnia will cause a lot of damage to the health of middle-aged and elderly people. In response to insomnia, Wang Juan proposed dialectical, prevention and recuperation methods for middle-aged and elderly people.
Insomnia is also a disease
Insomnia is very common in life. Many people question whether it is a disease? Wang Juan pointed out that insomnia is one of the common clinical symptoms, and it is indeed a disease. Insomnia can seriously hinder people’s normal life. Memory loss, hair loss, high blood pressure, depression, etc., are all possible consequences of insomnia. And refractory insomnia will make patients become dependent on sleeping drugs, which can cause iatrogenic diseases.
Prescribe medicine to treat insomnia
Chinese medicine believes that insomnia is most closely related to these internal organs. The first is the heart. The ancients said: “The heart is the master of the five internal organs.” The second is the liver. If the liver blood is insufficient or there is a problem with the liver meridian, the soul cannot be hidden and sleep disorders will also result. In addition, sleep has a great relationship with the viscera of the brain, gallbladder and stomach. One of the key points of Chinese medicine in regulating insomnia is to dialectically type, emphasizing treatment based on syndrome differentiation. To treat insomnia, we must first understand the types of insomnia. There are four common types of insomnia syndromes.
The first type is insomnia of liver depression and fire. This type of insomnia is characterized by late drowsiness; when you sit and doze, once you lie down to sleep, the drowsiness disappears; you have more dreams when you fall asleep, and you can remember when you wake up. The treatment direction of this insomnia is to soothe the liver and relieve depression.
Patients suffering from this insomnia can drink bergamot mulberry tea, because it contains peach kernels, jujube kernels, wolfberry and other ingredients. Among them, bergamot and citron have the effect of soothing the liver and regulating qi.
The second type is kidney yin deficiency type insomnia. This type of insomnia is characterized by wanting to sleep but it is very difficult to fall asleep; extremely sensitive to light and sound during sleep; prone to night sweats and frequent urination after falling asleep; long sleep time, but after waking up, lack of energy, poor memory, and heel pain . The conditioning direction of this insomnia disease is to nourish yin and nourish the kidney. You can eat more Yuzhu, Polygonatum, yam and other nourishing ingredients.
The third type is phlegm-fire disturbing heart-type insomnia. This kind of insomnia is the most terrible and can cause many complications, such as atherosclerosis, stroke, tumor, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. It is characterized by non-drowsiness and excitement; it sleeps every second during the day, but only sleeps for three to five minutes; sometimes one or two days of sleeplessness a month. To treat this type of insomnia, expectorant, reduce fire, and calm the nerves.
The fourth type is insomnia caused by upset stomach. This type of insomnia is characterized by drowsiness, but after going to bed tossing and turning, can not fall asleep until 1 or 3 in the morning, and like to sleep on the prone and right side. The treatment direction of this kind of insomnia disease is to strengthen the spleen and stomach, increase gastrointestinal motility, digestion, and insomnia will naturally be cured.
For different types of insomnia. The nursing method is also different. Therefore, in the treatment of insomnia, we must type and dialectically, and then prescribe the right medicine after distinguishing the insomnia syndrome.
Nowadays, soaking feet has become a necessary option for people to maintain their health. Soaking feet is also a good way to treat insomnia and improve sleep. Wang Juan suggested adding some Chinese herbal medicines to the foot bath, which can improve the symptoms of restlessness, insomnia and dreaminess, while adding vinegar to the feet can regulate and relax tense nerves and improve sleep.