SLEEP -OverActive Mind

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SLEEP -OverActive Mind

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Benefits:

  • Sedates & Calms the Mind
  • Anchors Liver Yang
  • Difficulty Falling Asleep
  • Difficulty Staying Sleep
  • Nourishes Heart Yin & Blood
  • Soothes Racing Thoughts
  • Calms Mental Restlessness
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ROBERT YOUNGS ACUPUNCTURE'S HERBAL FORMULAS:
We have created modern versions of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas used effectively to treat disease for hundreds of years. Through scientific research and clinical experience, these herbal formulas have been found to be effective yet gentle with few to no side effects unlike western pharmaceuticals. We welcome questions and are available for herbal consults, or see your local acupuncturist.

What It Is:
The powerful herbs in this formula help with Difficulty Falling and Staying Asleep due to an OverActive Mind and Mental Restlessness. This formula anchors the energy of the Liver to keep thoughts from rising and nourishes the Heart. A Racing Mind is a result of Heart Yin & Blood Deficiency and Liver Yang Rising.
-If you can't stop thoughts from continuing to play out in your mind, take "Sleep -Overactive Mind".
-If you feel so exhausted you can't fall asleep, take "Sleep -Brain Burnout".  
-"Sleep -General Insomnia" for general difficulty falling or staying asleep.

How To Take It:
Herbs are plant based with few side effects, unlike pharmaceuticals.  The gentle nature of herbs necessitates larger doses; think of them as healing foods.

Phone Consults: Available by Appointment Only 

Directions:
Divide Daily Total into 2 doses: 
Take *1st dose 60-90 Minutes Before Sleep and 
*2nd dose when getting into bed. 

Most effective when used with weekly Acupuncture.

Body Weight      Daily Total 
100-130 lbs      *9 Caps Total
130-150 lbs      *10 Caps Total
150-170 lbs      *11 Caps Total
170-200 lbs     *12 Caps Total
200-230 lbs    *13 Caps Total
Over 230 lbs   *14 Caps Total

Ingredients:
Zhi Mu, Long Gu, Mu Li, Da Zao, He Huan Hua, Huang Lian, Zhen Zhu Mu, Suan Zao Ren, Yuan Zhi, Fu Ling, Dan Shen, Gou Teng, Ye Jiao Teng, Shen Qu

Zhen Zhu Mu (Concha Margaritaferae):
According to traditional Chinese medicine, rising Liver yang can lead to mind restlessness and over active thinking. Cold in nature, Zhen Zhu Mu (Concha Margatitaferae) has sinking properties, anchoring Liver energy to keep thoughts from rising. It is primarily used to treat irritability, insomnia, frequent dreams, palpitations, as well as dizziness and headache. Secondary to Liver yang rising, Heart fire can also cause insomnia, irritability, short temper or nightmares. A heat clearing herb, Zhen Zu Mu calms the Heart and induces tranquilization, helping the mind to stay relaxed. In addition to its calming properties, Zhen Zu Mu can also promote healing and reduces itching of the skin.

Research: In one study, administration of a Zhen Zu mu formula has been shown to improve memory and energy and concentration levels in 146 geriatric patients. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Salty
[1] Lao Nian Xue Za Zhi (Journal of Geriatrics), 1987; 7)1):50

Zhi Mu (Radix Anemarrhenae):
Excess heat can easily lead to thirst with desire for cold drinks. Patients suffering from thirst and dryness can have difficulties staying asleep due to the need for water intake. Cold in nature, Zhi Mu clears excess heat from the Qi and extinguishes fire, quenching thirst and dryness.

Research: According to one report,  56 patients with acute rheumatism were treated with 71.4% rate of effectiveness with a herb formula containing Zhi Mu. [1]
Channels: Lung, Stomach, Kidney
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Bitter, sweet
1] li Lin Zhong Yi Yao (Jilin Chinese Medicine and Herbology), 1992; (1):16

Long Gu (Os Draconis):
Long Gu (Os Draconis), or dragon bones, is one of the best traditional Chinese herbs for insomnia. Cool in nature, with a sweet flavor, Long Gu can calm the Shen (Spirit) and induce sedation. It is recommended for unsteadiness of both the heart and mind, palpitations and for difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep. Long Gu enters the Heart and the Liver channels and has a calming effect over these. It can also treat dizziness, vertigo, irritability and short temper cause by Liver Yin deficiency. 

Research: In one clinical study, 79 patients suffering from schizophrenia were treated with good results with an herbal formula containing Long Gu. Out of 79 patients, 5 showed significant improvements, 23 showed moderate improvements, 34 showed slight improvement, while 17 showed no results. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Sweet, astringent
[1] Zhe Jiang Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Zhejiang journal of Chinese Medicine), 1982; 6:273

Mu Li (Concha Ostreae):
Mu Li (Concha Ostreae) is primarily used to calm the Liver and anchor rising Yang. When there’s a Liver yin deficiency in the body, the Liver yang rising can often lead to conditions such as insomnia, irritability, restlessness, dizziness and short temper. Mu Li both anchors the Liver Yang and calms the Shen, stopping loss of bodily fluids. Due to its calming and nourishing properties, this salty herb is an effective insomnia remedy.

Research: In one study, 7 out of 10 patients reported a reduction of perspiration after treatment with a herb formula containing Mu Li. [1]
Channels: Liver, Kidney
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Salty, astringent
[1] Jiang Su Zhong Yi (Jiangsu Chinese Medicine), 1964; 2:39

Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae):
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae), also known as Jujube fruit, has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 4.000 years. Sweet and warm, and rich in vitamin C, it is mainly used to strengthen the middle-Jiao and to nourish the blood. Clinically, Da Zao treats disorders such as shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stool, decreased food intake and diarrhea. Da Zao also has a calming effect, relaxing the Shen (Spirit) and treating irritability, disturbed sleep and emotional instability. Due to its soothing properties, this sweet herb is a valuable ingredient in the OverActive Mind formula.Da Zao also has a harmonizing effect, smoothening the toxic effects of other herbs, being a great component of the cold and flu killer formula.

Research: According to one research report, Da Zao has a sedative effect on the central nervous system, lowering blood pressure and reducing spontaneous motor activities. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sweet
[1] G11o Wai Yi X11e Zhong Yi Zhong Yao FenCe (Monograph of Chinese Herbology from Foreign Medicine), 1985; 7(4):48

He Huan Hua (Flos Albizia):
Traditionally known as He Huan Hua (Flos Albizia), the flowers of the mimosa tree are highly appreciated in Chinese medicine for their calming properties. Sweet and bitter, He Huan Hua calms the Shen, relives Liver constraint, requlates Qi and harmonizes the Stomach. It is primarily used to treat anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia. Considered to be a powerful calming herb, He Huan Hua has a profound effect in treating depression and anxiety. This sweet and bitter plant also has a tonic effect, improving the Shen and regulating blood circulation. It can be used to treat depression, insomnia and irritability, as well as chest tightness, back pain or swelling due to traumatic injuries.

Research: According to one report, He Huan Hua has a sedative effect. Administration of this plant in mice has been shown to reduce spontaneous movement. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet, bitter
[1] Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 676:677

Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis):
Bitter and extremely cold, Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) is one of the most powerful herbs to clear heat from multiple channels, but especially from the Liver and Heart meridians. Liver and Heart fire can often lead to insomnia, irritability, short temper and nightmares, among other conditions. Huang Lian nourishes the Heart and anchors the energy of the Liver to keep the mind calm and relaxed. It is used to treat insomnia due to excess Heart or Liver fire.  Because of its powerful heat clearing properties, Huang Lian is also used to dry dampness and eliminate toxins. It is commonly used to treat diarrhea or dysentery.

Research: According to one study, 88 hypertensive patients were successfully treated with an herb formula containing Huang Lian. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Bitter
[1] Shi Yong Nei Ke Za Zhi (Practical journal of Internal Medicine), 1985; II :587

Suan Zao Ren (Semen Zizyphi Spinosae):
Suan Zao Ren (Semen Zizyphi Spinosae), also known as jujube seed, is a wonderful medicinal plant widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. This sweet plant, nourishes the heart and calms the Shen (spirit), fighting insomnia or difficulty falling or staying asleep. Suan Zao Ren works by nourishing the liver and tranquilizing the heart, calming both the mind and the body. Patients with Shen disturbance due to Liver yin deficiency often suffer from insomnia, palpitations, irritability and bad temper.

Research: According to one report, 30 patients with insomnia were treated with Suan Zao Ren, with significant improvement in 9 cases, moderate improvement in 19 cases and no improvement in 2 cases. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet
[1] Xin Zhong Yi (New Chinese Medicine), 1982; (11):35 

Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae):
According to traditional Chinese medicine, a disturbed Shen (Spirit) is often the cause of insomnia. Acrid, bitter and slightly warm, Yuan Zhi calms the Heart, relieving symptoms of insomnia, restlessness, palpitations or forgetfulness. Yuan Zhi is also used to dissolve phlegm and stop coughing. Due to its dispelling properties, it is a great remedy for patients with profuse sputum that is difficult to expectorate.

Research: Studies on mice showed that the root, bark and entire plant of Yuan Zhi have sedative effects. [1]
Channels: Lung Heart         
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Acrid, bitter
[1] Zhong Yao Yao Li Yu Ying Yang (Pharmacology and Applications of Chinese Herbs}, 1983; 477 

Fu Ling (Poria):
According to traditional Chinese medicine, this sweet and bland herb is primarily used to treat urinary difficulties, dampness, diarrhea, edema, headache or dizziness. Fu Ling can also strengthen the Qi, calm the mind and soothe the nerves. Due to its nourishing properties Fu Ling can be included in an herbal formula that helps fight insomnia. Entering the Spleen channel and invigorating the Qi it also treats edema, loose stools, fatigue, poor appetite and lack of energy.

Research: According to one study, thirty patients with edema were successfully treated with herb formula including Fu Ling. The formula showed effective results in 23 out of 30 cases. [1]
Channels: Heart, Spleen, Kidney
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet, bland
[1] Sha11g Hai Zhong Yi Yao Za Zhi (Shanghai Journal of Chinese Medicine and Herbology), 1986; 8:25

Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae):
Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to cool and nourish the blood and calm the Shen (Spirit). Heat in the blood can lead to irritability, insomnia, high fever and even delirium. Dan Shen is also used to treat diseases related to Heat blood deficiency, such as palpitations or insomnia. Cool in nature, Dan Sen invigorated blood circulation and can treat arthritis, redness or swelling.

Research: According to one study, injection of Dan Shen was 61% effective in treating 100 patients with diagnosed insomnia. [1]
Channels: Heart, Pericardium, Liver
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Bitter
[1] Si Chua11 Zho11g Yi (Sichuan Chinese Medicine), 1986; 4:42

Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis):
Sweet and slightly cold, Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis) goes to the Liver and Pericardium channels. It is primarily used to clear away heat and extinguish Liver wind. According to traditional Chinese medicine Liver wind is one of the main causes of convulsions, tremors, spasms, seizures, clenching of the teeth, irritability and restlessness. By clearing away heat, Gou Tent also calms and pacifies the Liver, helping patients fight insomnia.

Research: In one report, extract of Gou Teng have been associated with spontaneous decrease of physical activities in mice. [1]
Channels: Liver, Pericardium
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Sweet
[1] Zhong Yao Yao Li Yu Ying Yong (Pharmacology and Applications of Chinese Herbs), 1983; 786

Ye Jiao Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori):
Ye Jiao Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori) nourishes the Heart, treating insomnia and other sleep disorders caused by Heart blood deficiency. Ye Jiao Teng is good for treating insomnia due to lack of nourishment to the Heart and difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep cause by Yin-blood deficiencies.
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet, slightly bitter

Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata):
Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata) is a well-known plant in Chinese medicine, mainly used to treat indigestion. Warm in nature, with a sweet and acrid flavor, Shen Qu is an excellent remedy for poor digestion, food stagnation, poor appetite, diarrhea and abdominal fullness. Shen Qu is also a great way to strengthen the Spleen and relieve Liver Qi stagnation.

Research: In one study, 129 infants with indigestion were treated with a 91.5% rate of effectiveness with a Shen Qu herb formula. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sweet, acrid
[1] Zho11g Hua Er Ke Za Zhi (Chinese journal of Pediatrics), 1960; 3:23