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Treatments for Fatigue, Tiredness or Tired & Burning Eyes

Updated on November 25, 2013
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An experienced integrative healthcare professional & Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

Our quality of life depends on a large number of factors. Ever feel grumpy or not quite yourself when you haven’t had a good night’s sleep? It is an all too familiar feeling we all have felt before, perhaps even more often than we like to.

Our lives in the modern world are getting increasingly hectic and competitive thus our minds are constantly on and can’t switch off even to the late hours of the night when we are tossing and turning in our beds hoping desperately to get some shut eye to rest our weary souls and bodies to prepare us for another day of work and mental activity and to tick off our daily to-do lists.

Even though we may all need some tension and stress to keep us alive, too much of these can actually result in disease and probably even cancer. Being tired constantly will detrimentally impact our quality of life, our emotional health or moods and ultimately affect how we deal with relationships and everything else in our lives. Thus the important first step here is to achieve a good night’s sleep. The best way to achieve good health and prevent disease is to allow oneself to achieve a full mind and body relaxation at least once a day. So how do we switch off our restless minds and achieve this goal?

Breathing exercise for mind and body relaxation

  • Lie on your back with your feet slightly apart and your arms next to your body with your palms facing upward
  • Allow the bed to support your whole body weight and relax into your bed
  • Keep your eyes closed and allow your breathing to become regular
  • While inhaling, feel the freshness of the clean air that is entering your body and providing you with increase vitality with each breath
  • As you exhale, picture your toxins and bad stale air leaving your body
  • Now imagine and feel that the air enters your body through your toes as you inhale and the air is flowing up through the bones of your legs and continuing into your chest
  • As you exhale, feel the air descend from your chest, through your legs and out through your toes.
  • Repeat the previous two steps for a total of at least three times with each leg
  • Next imagine that as you inhale, air is entering from your hands, into your arms and up to your chest and head. Do this in reverse on the exhalation. Repeat these at least three times on each arm
  • By doing this exercise, it allows your mind and body to completely relax, allowing you to enter peaceful sleep and ready and refreshed for the day ahead.

Remedies for Insomnia

1)Breathing Exercise

Please see above instructions

2)Nutritional or Vitamin Supplementation

  • Magnesium is really effective for cramps and spasms, for muscle relaxation and stress relieving properties
  • P.P.M.P (practitioner line product) is very useful for mental and physical exhaustion and is available through

3) Food Therapy & lifestyle

  • Drink a glass of warm milk about half an hour before bedtime
  • Avoid coffee, energy drinks like guarana and chocolate or other stimulants after 2pm each day
  • Avoid exercise within four hours of bedtime
  • Avoid watching television or playing stimulating computer games within four hours of bedtime
  • Read a book
  • Keep your bedroom for only restful activities

4) Herbal Remedies

  • An Shen Ding Zhi Wan
  • Gui Pi Wan
  • Swisse Ultvite Sleep Well

These are available from:

5) Aromatherapy

Lavender or Marjoram essential oil

  • Place 5 drops of either oil into an oil burner and vaporise in the bedroom
  • You may also add 5 drops onto a handkerchief and place in into your pillowcase
  • Rose oil, Bergamot or Ylang Ylang oil may be added (around 2 drops) for added stress relieving properties

6) Teas

  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile

Solutions for increasing energy levels and overall vitality

Are you one of the many who cannot function without the aid of coffee or are you addicted to energy drinks? Did you know that drinking these in excess and over prolonged periods can actually cause more harm in our bodies and result in stomach ulcers, heart problems, general unrest and body aches and pains? Well, here’s one simple solution if you don’t think you can quit your morning cup of coffee; instead of drinking coffee, use a coffee substitute that is healthier for you such as Dandelion coffee or Yerba Mate. You can find these readily in health food stores. Otherwise, one can swap the coffee for some freshly blended home-made juice from fresh fruits. Feel free to add some milk or yoghurt to make a delicious smoothie. Mix and experiment with different types of fruits mixed together and add some herbs into it such as mint to add some zest and freshness into your day and provide you with a fresh clean minty breath!

Also, having enough iron supplementation can impact on our energy levels and prevents symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, fever-like feeling, pallor and sometimes even heart palpitations. For women, iron supplementation is even more important especially those who are vegans or vegetarians. Another vitamin to look at is vitamin B12 which is available as a monthly or three-monthly injection or in the form of sublingual or normal tablets and even in tasty liquid forms which are taken daily. Another pick-me-up drink would be Berocca available in effervescent tablets which are dissolved in water to make a delicious drink and are available in regular tablet form as well.

One dietary food to include is the humble, good old traditional oats. A good breakfast which is high in protein (for example: eggs) and good fats like avocado is vital. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it fuels us and having a good wholesome breakfast will also prevent unnecessary snacking throughout the day and may even aid in weight loss and maintaining a good healthy weight whilst boosting our energy levels too.

If your mental ability and memory is letting you down, invest in some Gingko tablets that will improve cognitive and memory function. Furthermore, Ginkgo will also improve blood circulation and help with achieving better quality rest at bedtime. Please avoid this herb if you suffer from heart problems or have high blood pressure.

Solutions for Tired and Burning eyes

The eyes are the windows to our soul. They are also the windows to the state of our liver’s health. People who suffer from eye problems usually suffer from liver disorders and vice versa. For example, reading or watching television in excess is detrimental to the liver and can result in anger and liver problems. The other way also holds true such that too much anger can also lead to liver problems. Thus a balance in emotions also plays and important function in our health status.

One way to alleviate tired burning eyes would include playing used chamomile teabags (cooled in the fridge) and place these over your covered eyes. Lie down for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also use sliced cucumbers for this same purpose.

Feel free to try these remedies out. Hopefully these should help relieve your troubles.

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