There is a Chinese tradition of soaking your feet is a basin of warm water before bedtime. One common cause of insomnia is too much energy floating in the head and is not sinking down to allow the mind to sleep. Stressful lifestyles are the main cause, such as people who cannot sleep because their mind is racing with thoughts.
The bottom of your feet are the strongest areas in your body to pull the energy downwards from the head. Increasing circulation in the feet, such as soaking them in warm water for 20 minutes, will stimulate your acupuncture points to pull the energy downward away from the head so your mind can sleep. This is also very relaxing, and you can add some lavender essential oil drops or epsom salts to enhance the experience!
Have peaceful dreams tonight!
-Rachelle Lambert, L.Ac.