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Causes & Nature Cure of Insomnia
Insomnia is supposed to be a main disease of modern days. Its main symptoms are following:

  • Heaviness in head
  • Feeling of pain in head
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of tiredness and weakness
  • Bodyache
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Irritation

Causes of Insomnia:
The main causes of Insomnia are digestive disorder, Constipation, mental tension, fear and worry etc. addiction to T.V. and reading of books, use of Tea, Coffee and other intoxicants also delay the sleep. By in ordinate increase in blood flow toward head the sleep disappears. Mind obsessed by thoughts at the time of sleep, becomes tense and disturbed and vanishes the sleep. Obscene literature disturbs the mind and prevents sleep.

Treatment of Insomnia:
Vippasana meditationFor immediate relief, Natural bath or Hot foot bath is useful. Spinal pack also promotes sleep. In case of application of Chest pack enhances sleep Insomnia due to breathing disorder. In winter season bathing with water of neutral temperature before sleep is beneficial. For getting permanent relief from this disease cleansing of bowel by taking lemon water enema is also beneficial. After that Cold mud pack may be applied over abdomen and forehead. Regular use of Cold hip bath is also beneficial. Such patients should give up intoxicants like tea, coffee etc. to get quick benefit. The bedroom for such patients should also be sufficiently airy and open.

The patients of Insomnia should give more stress over fresh fruits and vegetables in their meals instead of oily and heavy foods. Keeping few days on fruits only yields special benefit.

In some cases tense mental conditions like worries, tension, fear, jealousy, attachment and aversion are the root cause of Insomnia. Some patients achieve its solution by the practise of Pranayama and Meditation alongwith the follow-up of Yama and Niyama. It has been observed that the practise of Vippasana meditation also relieves the Insomnia.

Regular practice ofKunjala and Jala Neti is also advantageous in Insomnia. The practice of Surya Namaskara, Tadasana, Katichakrasana, Supta Pavanarnuktasana, Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Vajrasana, Mandukasana, Matsyasana, Pashchimottanasana and Shavasana may be performed under the supervision of an instructor. Ghrit Neti and Ghrit massage of head and sole before going to sleep enhances good sleep. The practice ofNadi shodhana, Kapala bhati and Suryabhedana in winter and Shitali and Chandrabhedi Pranayama in summer also benefits in Insomnia. Regularisation of the daily routine especially sleeping and eating habits is essential for such patients.

To have quick treatment, it is essential to search out the root cause of the disease first. Until real cause is searched out. Insomnia may go on afflicting the patient.

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