Insomnia with frequent urination

Insomnia with frequent urination

Did you know one of the major causes of insomnia is frequent urination? Insomnia refers to a number of different problems such as inability to fall asleep easily, waking up during the night frequently, sleeping restlessly, waking up early in the morning and dream disturbed sleep.

Sleeping problems are unfortunately very common and sometimes people have to resort to sleeping tablets for some relief. In Chinese medicine theory there are many different causes of insomnia such as emotional problems, pain in the body, fatigue, digestive problems, stress and heat.

One of the major causes is frequent urination.

In Chinese medicine, urinating more than twice at night is considered abnormal. The more times an individual gets up to urinate at night, the more serious the condition. Disorders of the Kidneys and urinary bladder organs often can cause this problem. Some symptoms that can accompany the nocturnal urination are lower back pain, feeling cold, sore knees, and tiredness.

These problems can be helped by balancing the organs with acupuncture and herbs to re-establish balance in the body. If you have frequent urination, we suggest you better visit medical profession to check. If you coming to us, we will check with our traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis and help you get your organs balanced.

You can also tonify the Kidneys with food: prawns, walnuts, black beans, black sesame seeds, goji berries and soya beans are excellent Kidney tonics.



Dr Ping Wang is the clinic founder and senior practitioner of Ping Ming Health. She has over 30 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine teaching and practice. Dr Ping especially enjoys sharing her knowledge of Chinese medicine through our popular clinic articles, seminars and clinical training of students and practitioners.