A nightmare is a dream that brings out such feelings as terror, distress, or extreme anxietyand they usually awaken the sleeper.
Treatment Plan for Nightmares
Nightmares are associated with a heart imbalance in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Often as the adrenals are depleted from overwork and stress, they fail to fulfill their function of providing anti-inflammatory substances to keep the metabolic heat of the body in check. In this case, the "heart fire" can rise up into the head and disturb the mind and spirit, leading to restless dreams and nightmares. Herbal remedies include adrenal tonics, herbs to cool heart heat and calm the spirit, and the nervine passion flower.
Herbal Remedies for Nightmares
Related Nightmares conditions
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