Why is Stress Keeping Me Up in the Night ?

by Dr. Eric Karchmer, PhD, MD (China), LAc |

Why is Stress Keeping Me Up in the Night ?

“It’s 3 AM”

“I’ve been up for an hour”

“My mind is spinning”

Sound familiar?  Is stress keeping you awake at night?  Are you focussing on your “lists of things to do”, rather than sleeping soundly off to dreamland?  What if the issue wasn’t one of an overactive mind, but rather an imbalance of your spleen, stomach or heart?  Or what if your overactive mind were an issue with your digestion, rather than just an overactive brain?

Stress and Chinese Medicine

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, all of these imbalances could very much be the reason your mind races in the night, causing stress and anxiousness.  And the good news:  you can address these imbalances in a way thatwill ultimately deliver quality, sound rest throughout the night, and strong confidence and focus the next day - without melatonin.

How Does Chinese Medicine Approach Stress-Like Symptoms?

Chinese Medicine theory approaches “symptoms” as an underlying imbalance in the whole body. This is an important distinction!  Symptoms usually don’t start immediately. Chronic needs start out as nagging symptoms, and as time goes on, an underlying pattern develops in how the body’s energies and organs interact with each other. 

Stress in the Night

In addition, Chinese medicine works from the inside out to treat the root, which corrects internal imbalances in the body to change the pattern, and in turn positively affect the symptoms.

Your Spleen and Stomach and Your Digestive Health….& Sleep!

In Chinese medicine, the Spleen and Stomach are the organs that work together to ensure proper digestion. These organs receive food that we eat, and in the process of digestion, the Spleen extracts Qi and uses some of it to produce Blood. 

This Qi is the starting point for the production of all Qi and Blood in the body. Qi is energy that we need for the body’s internal systems to properly function, and Blood is a vital nourishing substance in the body. 

Blood is also important for anchoring the Spirit at night for calm and peaceful sleep

A Chinese Medicine Formula for the Spleen Qi & Heart Blood

Mental Tranquility is based on the classic Chinese herbal medicine formula called “Return to Spleen” (which translates to Gui Pi Tang). Return to Spleen is a formula that benefits and nourishes Spleen Qi and Heart Blood. By treating this specific pattern, this formula can be used for a variety of symptoms that all fit in this underlying imbalance.

Spleen, Stomach & Sleep

Mental Tranquility benefits the mental aspects of the Spleen and Heart. The Spleen influences Thought, which is our capacity for thinking, studying, concentrating, focusing, and memorizing. The Heart is associated with the Spirit, which is vital for all cognitive functioning and quality sleep. Overthinking and excessive worrying can cause an imbalance in Spleen Qi and Heart Blood.

Try it for Free….Just Add Water

Mental Tranquility is an effervescent powder of 12 Chinese herbs that is taken approximately 1-2 times daily to help establish a stronger sleep pattern.  The herbal powder has a refreshing Black Cherry & Spice flavor, creating a refreshing tea-like beverage that requires only water (cold or hot).   

Try for Free Mental Tranquility

Some will experience the benefits by taking a single serving approximately an hour before bed, while others will add an extra dose during the day. In addition, the benefits of Mental Tranquility extend far beyond better sleep, providing reduced stress and stronger mental clarity during the day as well.

For a limited time, we’re offering 7 nights of Mental Tranquility for free, and experience the benefits of this amazing formula and join the thousands who subscribe to this formula monthly to eliminate 2 AM stress, experience uninterrupted, quality sleep, and feel refreshed, alert and confidence on an on-going basis.


Peaceful Sleep Awaits Through the Power of Chinese Medicine


Care Consideration: Just a reminder that the above information is not a substitute for medical care and is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations  from a healthcare provider.  This information is not intended to treat, mitigate or cure any disease.  That said, we encourage you to connect with an Acupuncturist in your community to learn more about this and other Traditional Chinese Medicine options.  If you’ve got questions about Chinese herbal medicine or getting started with an Acupuncturist, feel free to connect with us on hello@mydaolabs.com  

Dr. Eric Karchmer is a practicing Chinese medical doctor, medical anthropologist, and co-founder and Chief Doctor of Chinese Medicine for DAO Labs. From 1995-2000, Eric studied at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and today is both a licensed acupuncturist and professor at Appalachian State University. Eric can be reached at drkarchmer@mydaolabs.com.

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