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.
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.
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.
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.
In just 30 minutes you could discover real solutions to help you feel amazing.
Our $50 Naturopath Assessment with one of our expert practitioners is the ideal place to start with a complete overview of your health and your goals.