At the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM), we take a biological approach to naturopathic medicine. We treat the individual as a whole and offer a wide range of treatment options to address issues ranging from chronic fatigue to eliminating scars and stretch marks.
Over the course of this past month, we have explored various treatments that are particularly helpful during the hot Arizona summertime slump. We are continuing by exploring a related symptom of fatigue and, often, hormonal imbalance–insomnia.
We all know that sleep is an important aspect of health. So, when we find our sleep declining due to fatigue, hormonal imbalance, stress, chronic illness, or some combination thereof, we can be a bit lost as to how to get our sleep back on track to revitalize our health. At the ACBM, we have a variety of treatment options to address insomnia. Let’s take a closer look.
Neurofeedback, also known as Neural Therapy, corrects bioelectric disturbances. We went into more detail earlier this month with ACBM resident expert Dr. Ann Marie Milliken in Train Your Brain with Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback can not only help with insomnia, but can also help if you suffer from Fibromyalgia, surgical scars, migraines, or chronic fatigue.
We consulted with Dr. Jennifer Markham in Combat Chronic Fatigue with this 30-minute Treatment about the benefits of Soundbed Therapy. Soundbed Therapy uses soundwaves to relieve tension and stress while energizing your mood and emotions. Soundbed Therapy is perfect for patients that experience insomnia, decreased mood, poor circulation, stress, muscle tension, anxiety, or chronic fatigue.
In our blog AMS Electromagnetic Therapy in Scottsdale, we discussed how electromagnetic energy is now widely used in mainstream medicine within various treatments. AMS uses electromagnetic therapy to stimulate cellular repair. You may benefit from AMS if you suffer from not only insomnia, but also fatigue, anxiety, depression, circulatory disorders, chronic headaches and migraines, and rheumatic pains.
Talk with Someone
One immensely beneficial treatment option when it comes to insomnia is talking with someone, particularly with a mental health professional. We last consulted with Barbara Saint John, a transformational therapist at the ACBM, in our blog Is Your Relationship Making You Anxious? in our Better in Health, Better in Bed series for June. Identifying the psychologically held issues that might be negatively affecting your health and sleep states can often be the biggest step to curing your insomnia.
Lastly, we recommend adopting and maintaining proper sleep hygiene. Dr. Jennifer Markham at the ACBM specializes in proper sleep hygiene alongside endocrine disorders and a number of other health specializations. Developing and maintaining proper sleep hygiene, such as not interacting with technologies an hour or two before bedtime, maintaining a consistent wake-up time and bedtime, meditation before and after sleep, and having a regular exercise schedule that might include yoga and/or meditative practice, is all crucial in coming to optimal health and vibrancy.