What is the cause of insomnia? I believe many urbanites want to know the answer. However, the solution is not easy to say, but it is not difficult to say. The first thing is to know the cause of insomnia, prescribe the right medicine, and then change your living habits. The situation can be improved. Lv Zekang, a practicing Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist, pointed out that if it is difficult to fall asleep and sleep well after falling asleep, easy to fall asleep but easy to wake up, or looking at all night, different treatment options are already needed. You must find a registered Chinese medicine practitioner for help.

Written by: Daphne Wu|Photo: provided by interviewee and UNSPLASH


Talking about the causes of insomnia, many people should list factors such as busy work and stress in life, but it turns out that frequent drinking and eating are one of the causes. "Urban people are accustomed to big fish and meat, and even like to eat raw and cold foods, which will cause the digestive system to deteriorate, accumulate phlegm and dampness. In Chinese medicine, phlegm disturbs the mind, which affects the quality of sleep. And people often mention busy work and brain use. Excessive, because this life mode will slowly consume the so-called kidney deficiency in Chinese medicine, causing irritability or heartburn, leading to insomnia.” Lu Zekang also pointed out that children with congenital deficiency (such as difficulty falling asleep, waking up or crying during sleep), premenopausal Or women who are in menopause are the most common people who suffer from insomnia.



From the perspective of Chinese medicine, the kidney belongs to water and the heart belongs to fire. The two must check and balance each other. Once there is an imbalance of kidney deficiency and heart fire, there is a chance of heart palpitations. Therefore, in terms of treatment, Lu Zekang hopes to achieve heart fire. Downward, and upward, when the two intersect, the quality of sleep can be improved without fear of heart palpitations. "In addition, there are many types of insomnia, such as falling asleep easily but often waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning , having difficulty falling asleep but eventually falling asleep, or being half asleep and half awake from time to time. The respective conditions are also slightly different. Generally speaking, Once there is palpitations or those who often cannot fall asleep for 4 , 5 hours or more, they must seek medical attention and take medication. Diet and soup are only suitable for people with mild symptoms."


The following are two soups recommended by Lu Zekang . If you ask yourself if the symptoms of insomnia are mild, you may wish to try. Of course, don’t forget to keep your mood relaxed, reduce workload, and work and rest in a timely manner. It is also best to choose light exercise when choosing exercise. Mainly, such as yoga, Tai Chi (about 1 hour a day), etc., long-distance running that is too tired is not recommended.




Ingredients: Bamboo Ru 6g , Tangerine Peel 5g , Coriander 20g , Fushen 10g , Lean Meat 250g

Method: Add 2500 ml of water to the pot , add all the ingredients, cook until the water boils, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, and finally season with salt.




Material :( yam) yam 15g , Polygonatum 20 g of , lily 15g , Fu Shen 10g , dragon flesh 10g , lotus seeds and meat 10g , medlar 10g , lean 250g or dove 1 Zhi

Method: Add 2500 ml of water to the pot , add all the ingredients, cook until the water boils, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, and finally season with salt.



Lu Zekang ( Michael )

Practicing Chinese medicine and acupuncture, he has been in the UK for 11 years and has brought dawn to many patients with infertility, IBS , eczema and other difficult diseases. Under the supervision of Professor Zhu Liangchun, a master of traditional Chinese medicine from Menghe School of Medicine, Professor Zhao Kening, a famous gynecological infertility doctor, Professor Zhou Xueping, a famous rheumatology doctor, and Professor Sheng Canruo, a famous acupuncture master. Royal British Medical Association, the British Society of infertility, the United Kingdom and the British Institute of Chinese medicine practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture Association, works include "Chinese medicine in the West  bilingual," "cure infertility tips  bilingual" and "far from rheumatism "Immune Disease" etc. ( Www.chakhonglui.com )