Falling asleep can be an elusive task. Many people have trouble getting into bed and turning their active day into a restful night. Even after they count the sheep, tighten the faucet, and yell at the neighbors to quiet down they still have trouble falling asleep. From a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) perspective it could be the stagnation of "Qi*" and "blood*" in the chest. Lets dive a little deeper and see what Happiness Bark Elixir can do to help the situation.
Sleep disturbances of this nature are manifestations of the disturbed circulation of qi and "blood*" and tension in the "liver*" and "heart*". Due to "liver*" tension, the qi and "blood*" are unable to freely flow throughout the body, causing exacerbation of physical and emotional pain upon rest or sleep. Stagnation of qi and "blood*" in the chest creates “friction” heat, agitating the hun and leaving the shen with no place to reside. Unsettling of the shen adds to the emotional and spiritual distress. Ling, the yin aspect of the spirit, which is critical in nourishing the mind and intellect, is trapped in the chest, where it becomes agitated. Inability for the mind to quiet, or “shut off” for the evening’s rest. Bound up tension in the "liver*" prohibits the hun from peacefully returning to the "liver*" for the evening.
- Supports those who have Difficulty falling asleep
- Supports those who have Difficult sleep from emotional pain
- Supports those who have Difficulty unwinding at bedtime
- Supports those who have Pacing or agitation at bedtime
- Supports those who Sleep only when exhausted or after missing nights of sleep
- Supports those who have Depression in the evening that disturbs sleep or makes falling asleep difficult
- Supports those who are Getting up “wide awake” one time per evening or very early in the morning
- Supports those who haveDependency on heavy exercise
- Stagnation of "qi*" and "blood*" in the chest creates “friction” heat, agitating the hun and leaving the shen with no place to reside
- Unsettling of the shen adds to emotional and spiritual distress
- Po, which is housed in the chest, is “congested*” and “disturbed*”
- Inability for the mind to quiet for the evening’s rest
- Bound up tension in the "liver*" prohibits the hun from peacefully returning to the "liver*" for its evening rest
- Unbinds the qi*
- Decongests the "liver*"
- Relaxes the "chest*"
- Soothes and retains the hun
- Calms the shen
- Liberates the po
- Clears "liver*" tension “heat*”
Dosage and Application
Happiness Bark is to be employed adjunctively, for sleep, to the primary herb prescription. 30 — 120 drops may be taken directly, or in hot water, one half to one hour before bedtime. If needed, a second dose may be taken after one hour.
- He Huan Pi (Albizzia Bark)
- Suan Zao Ren (Zizyphus Seed)
- Ye Jiao Teng (Polygonum Multifloru)
- Yu Jin (Curcuma Root)
- Dan Shen (Salvia Root)
Other Ingredients: Grain Alcohol (45%-55% By Volume), Deionized Water.