Insomnia and Pregnancy: Pregnant Women Experience Sleep Issues

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You probably heard of the sleepless nights a new mom experiences once the bundle of joy arrives. However, sleep issues are also symptomatic of expectant moms: Approximately 78% of pregnant women experience sleep issues. While the expectant mom may not be sleeping well or has insomnia, it does not affect the baby. Tiredness during the first trimester is common as is the decline in the quality of...

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Gallbladder help to the digestive process It is a small organ under the liver, with outsized importance in Chinese medicine. It’s the gallbladder. It has a giant role in helping the digestive process by storing bile, a fluid made by the liver. As the  “The gallbladder may not seem to do all that much. But if this small organ malfunctions, it can cause serious problems.” As w...

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Suanzaoren (Semen Z. spinosae), the dry ripe seed of deciduous shrub or small arbor Ziziphus jujube Mill. Var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou of family Rhamnaceae, is one of traditional Chinese medicine. It is widely planted in many places of the Northwest, Yellow River and East region of China. Its medicinal use can be traced back to the book Sheng Nong Ben Cao Jing, in which...

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Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, involves problems getting to sleep or staying asleep. About one-third of adults report some insomnia symptoms, 10-15 percent report problems functioning during the daytime and 6-10 percent have symptoms severe enough to meet criteria for insomnia disorder (APA, 2013). Studies have found that insomnia disorder is associated with major depression, anxiety di...

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In clinical practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a patient will get an individual Pattern-based TCM  diagnosis and treatment after examined by a TCM physician using special examination technique. Then, the patient will get individualized TCM treatments according to the TCM pattern diagnosis. The definition of TCM pattern, in terms of TCM theory, is established as a diagnostic conclusio...

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