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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2022, 4(6); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2022.040609.

Treatment of Insomnia Based on meridian flow theory


Meiling Mao1, Yinrui Guan1, Yongmei Yan2

Corresponding Author:
Yongmei Yan

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province, China

2Cerebrovascular Diseases in Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province, China


Based on the theory of "correspondence between heaven and man", the meridian Liuzhu theory holds that the functional activities and pathological changes of human viscera show a certain law under the influence of natural climate and diurnal changes. According to this law, exploring the etiology and pathogenesis of the body and selecting the appropriate time to treat the disease can improve the curative effect. Based on the theory of Ziwu Liuzhu theory, according to the mechanism of viscera corresponding to different times, selecting prescription and medication, cooperating with acupuncture and selecting time to treat insomnia are the concrete embodiment of the holistic view of traditional Chinese medicine. The best sleep time of the human body is from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., that is, from midnight to Yinshi. Ensuring the sleep quality at this time is the key to the treatment of the disease. Lead Yang into Yin in Zishi; In ugly times, it can relieve Jueyin and nourish liver blood; Yin Shi tonifying the lung and regulating the liver or warming the lung and kidney, and the combination of gold and water is the treatment of this disease. The specific treatment of insomnia in this period is discussed as follows, in order to provide new ideas for the treatment of insomnia.


Meridional flow; Insomnia; Zishi

Cite This Paper

Meiling Mao, Yinrui Guan, Yongmei Yan. Treatment of Insomnia Based on meridian flow theory. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 6: 48-51. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2022.040609.


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