Your liver may be causing you trouble sleeping, according to traditional Chinese medicine, but it can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes. Photo: Lisa Cam
Your liver may be causing you trouble sleeping, according to traditional Chinese medicine, but it can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes. Photo: Lisa Cam

TCM for sleep disorders: how to put out ‘liver fire’ that prevents you getting the nightly rest you need, according to traditional Chinese medicine

  • The liver regulates qi, the body’s life force, a Hong Kong traditional Chinese medicine practitioner says, and it is most active in the early hours of the day
  • To prevent the organ overheating – a condition known as ‘liver fire’ – change your lifestyle and consider acupuncture, Samuel To says

Your liver may be causing you trouble sleeping, according to traditional Chinese medicine, but it can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes. Photo: Lisa Cam
Your liver may be causing you trouble sleeping, according to traditional Chinese medicine, but it can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes. Photo: Lisa Cam
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