Insomnia is a common major health complaint characterised by chronic problems in initiating or maintaining sleep or persistently waking in the very early hours of the morning.
There are a wide range of causes of insomnia and the naturopathic approach to treatment, as always, is to address these underlying causes and support the body back to its natural function. Our Naturopaths assess your diet and lifestyle habits, your body’s biochemical function, as well as external factors that can influence your health to provide a holistic and comprehensive care model.
The Naturopathic Approach to tackle sleeping problems and Insomnia:
Regulate Circadian Rhythm
Your circadian rhythm is your body’s internal clock that is responsible for regulating your sleep-wake cycle. In cases of insomnia, this natural cycle is usually out of balance. Lifestyle interventions, specific nutrients and herbal medicines can help to re-adjust your circadian rhythm.
Neurotransmitters are the body’s chemical messengers, which help to regulate sleep, mood and appetite among a number of other things. GABA is an ‘inhibitory’ neurotransmitter, meaning it helps to calm the nervous system and therefore can reduce anxiety levels and promote healthy sleep. Your Naturopath will recommend pathology testing to assess the levels of GABA and other important neurotransmitters in your body. Evidence-based nutritional and herbal supplements, as well as dietary and lifestyle strategies, are used to rebalance neurotransmitters. This helps to improve sleep disorders, such as insomnia.
Nervous System Support
As well as addressing the biochemical imbalances in the body, our Naturopaths can help you implement lifestyle strategies that support the nervous system. These include implementing practices and behaviours that promote healthy sleep, identifying and managing sources of stress, supporting your nervous system to be able to better cope with stress, and addressing any lifestyle factors that are contributing to your insomnia. Naturopaths are also highly trained in using herbal medicine and nutrients to support a healthy sleeping cycle.
Psychology Techniques and Support
As well as this, if needed, our Psychologists may also provide assistance in managing insomnia through cognitive behavioural therapy and relaxation training.
At Integrated Wellness Clinic, our practitioners are experienced in the treatment of a wide range of sleep disorders. Through comprehensive pathology testing and targeted treatment interventions, our Naturopaths can help you achieve better sleep and a more balanced and harmonious life. Our Naturopathic practitioners listen to your concerns and are passionate about helping you reach your health goals.
Want to know how we can help you?
We recommend booking a FREE Naturopathic Assessment Consultation with one of our Naturopaths either in one of our Sunshine Coast Naturopath Clinics or in our Brisbane Naturopath Clinic and Naturopath Gold Coast Clinic .
What is involved in this Free Naturopath Assessment Consultation?
- You will be able to spend up to 30 minutes with one of our Naturopaths
- There is the option meet in our Brisbane Naturopath and Gold Coast Naturopath or Sunshine Coast Naturopath or speak with us online via skype.
- Your Naturopath will then explain the potential cause
- Pathology testing that is likely beneficial will be discussed
- Your Naturopath will then assess who the best Practitioner is for you to see and the type of Naturopathic plan that would best suit you.
We guarantee you will leave this Free Naturopath Assessment with 3 key learnings!
Book this Highly Educational Free Naturopath Assessment Consultation online or click the phone number to speak with our team (07) 5458 4800 .
We would love to see you in our Brisbane Naturopath Clinic, Gold Coast Naturopath our Sunshine Coast Naturopath Clinics in both Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Alternatively, no matter where you are, we can offer naturopathy services by phone or skype consultations and provide nutritional supplementation and pathology testing advice.