Slipping into sleep. It’s the simplest thing to do. Or the most difficult. The quietude of sleep is a reflection of the activity in our lives. And if that cycle wobbles with an imbalance, it can be difficult to correct.

In this discussion with Damiana Corca we explore why some ideas make sense in theory, but don’t work so well in actual practice. And some perspectives on how the taiyin, shaoyin and jueyin are involved with sleep disturbances at different times of the night. 

Listen in to this conversation on balance, rest and restoration in the yin of the night.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • What got Damiana interested in treating insomnia
  • The work of Dr Hamid Montakab
  • What is treating sleep issues so difficult?
  • A quick reset treatment for people waking between 2:30-3:30 
  • Considering quantity and quality of sleep
  • How the eight extraordinary vessels can be helpful
  • Three yin conformations and sleep
  • Treating sleep apnea
  • Using a continuous oxygen monitor to access breathing issues
  • Considering the gut
  • Patients have their own pace and progress
  • Damiana’s five types of sleep disorders

Healing takes time and that is a beautiful thing as it allows my patients to embody this new being they are. Then healing is more permanent.

I am a lover of all sleep related things and have made it my life purpose to help people sleep well at night. I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine and an IFM Certified Functional medicine practitioner. I have spent the last 10 years using primarily acupuncture to help people who can't sleep by using the work of Dr. Hamid Montakab.

In the more recent years I have added functional medicine to my practice in an attempt to help the recalcitrant, chronic insomnia cases. My book on insomnia is set to be published by the end of 2021. 


Links and Resources

Visit Damiana's website and take the  Sleep Quiz
Read Dr Hamid Montakab's book on Insomnia and Dreams


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