Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease due to a dysfunctional immune system. According to Western medicine, there is no cure, only control and suppression of its disease symptoms, which are essentially muscle weakness, especially in the eyes and the limbs.
In a most recent CNN news report, sleep deprivation affects the size of your brain. In the article, Dr. Neal Maru, a neurologist and sleep specialist with Integrated Sleep Services in Alexandria, Virginia, says: “Poor sleep can affect our immune system, our cardiovascular health, weight, and, of course, memories.” Indeed, insomnia is an immune system wrecker. Therefore, it is important to have natural sleep to protect your immune system to alleviate your myasthenia gravis disease symptoms.
Sleep, which relaxes and rejuvenates both the body and the mind, is a natural human instinct. According to Chinese medicine, natural sleep is holistic health and wellness.
A Swiss research study demonstrated that sleep is so natural to all living things that even gold fish requires sleep: having been deprived of sleep for an extended period of time, gold fish would remain still for an extended period of time to make up for its sleep deprivation. In other words, all animals need sleep and instinctively know how to sleep. Man is no exception. Therefore, to cope with muscle weaknesses due to myasthenia gravis, get enough sleep without the aid of medications.
The Chinese have different ways of getting natural sleep. To overcome insomnia or get natural sleep, perform this simple Chinese Taoist exercise:
Lie on your back. Bend both knees.
Use both hands to pull your knees towards your chest, and breathe naturally.
Hold for one to two minutes, and relax.
Straighten your legs, putting your arms and hands at your sides. Relax for one to two minutes.
Take a deep breath, and stretch both arms upwards above your head.
Then, slowly bring your hands down while you breathe out.
Massage your body from your chest to your abdomen for a few minutes.
Bring both hands at your sides, and relax.
Repeat as necessary until you feel drowsy and fall asleep.
This Taoist exercise is good not just for insomnia, but also for your lower back pain, if it is performed on a hard surface.
Meditation is another natural way to induce natural sleep.
Given that sleep is a natural process, it is against nature to artificially induce sleep with medications. Do not use sleep medicine to overcome insomnia. The reason is that all pharmaceutical drugs are loaded with toxic chemicals that further damage your compromised immune system.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau