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There are many different homeopathic insomnia treatments, such as arsenicum album, cocculus and ignatia, to name a few. Each of these remedies addresses a different type of insomnia or different cause for the insomnia, such as emotional upset or over-indulgence in stimulants. Homeopathic medicine is an alternative form of medicine that promotes active ingredients being diluted multiple times in water, in a process called potentization.
The potentization process involves taking one part of the active ingredient and diluting it in nine parts water. One part of that already diluted solution is then taken and combined with another nine parts water. The amount of times the mixture is diluted is how potent the remedy is. The suggested potency for most homeopathic insomnia treatments is 6X, which means the active ingredient has been diluted six times.
Homeopathic insomnia treatments are specifically tailored to different sub-forms of insomnia. Aconitum apellus is used for insomnia that is accompanied by panic, fear and agitation. Arsenicum album is recommended when people are anxious or compulsive about small details. This can also help broken sleep.
Calcarea phosphorica is a homeopathic insomnia treatment used specifically to help children and adults with joint pains that are preventing them from sleeping. Cocculus is for people who have suffered recent disturbances to their sleeping pattern, for example because of jet lag, and are feeling almost too tired to sleep. Ignatia is recommended when a person is having trouble sleeping as a result of emotional upset.
Other homeopathic insomnia treatments include kali phosphoricum, useful for people who are suffering from insomnia related to overwork and other mental strain. This treatment is also ideal for people recovering from an illness. Lycopodium is good for people whose insomnia could be related to digestive trouble or, alternatively, to extreme hunger in the night.
Sulphur is used as a homeopathic insomnia treatment for people who feel too hot at night. This treatment is directed at those who toss and turn and always feel like they need to throw the covers off themselves. It can also be used for insomnia relating to lack of exercise. Nux vomica is another homeopathic insomnia treatment that can be helpful for anyone who has overindulged in stimulants.
The effectiveness of homeopathic medicine remains debatable in the medical field. Many attribute its results to the placebo effect. This phenomenon describes a situation where a person achieves a positive reaction or improvement in health simply by thinking that the medicine is working.
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