Alternative and Integral Therapies
Massage can promote relaxation and better sleep. It is a good complement to full-body exercises that may have caused stiff, tight muscles.
Before your morning or evening bath, try a sesame oil massage for the body, or just for the bottoms of the feet; particularly intense people might try coconut oil instead.
Sometimes neck problems can cause tension and anxiety which interrupts sleep. Releasing the tension through chiropractic treatment can help normal sleep patterns to return. Some insomniacs have claimed to be helped by occasional chiropractic adjustments.
Miscellaneous Alternative Therapies for Insomnia
The Alexander Technique can help to alleviate any fears and anxieties causing sleep disturbance in older children.
Auricular therapy is effective in calming and relaxing.
A kinesiologist may balance the kidney meridian, check for vitamin B, magnesium and calcium deficiencies, and use techniques for breaking habits and stress release to relieve insomnia.
Autogenic training can help with this chronic problem quite quickly.
Arts therapies may be helpful for insomnia which is related to emotional causes.
Chronic sleep problems may be successfully addressed by cranial osteopathy and osteopathy.
Music is a great antidote to stress. Appropriate music can alter our moods, relax our senses, and soothe muscles. You can choose the type of music that you like; gentle melodious pieces are more caressing than rock music. You can also listen to natural sounds, such as dolphin and whale music, lapping waves, birdsong, water falls, rain fall, forest sounds, etc. that will help you to fall asleep.
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