Insomnia can be the difficulty in falling asleep or waking up and not being able to go back to sleep. If these conditions persist over a one-month period it is safe to say that you might be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is in itself not a disease but a manifestation of a deeper underlying condition such as depression, anxiety, stress or physical conditions such as arthritis, asthma, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, indigestion, kidney or heart disease or chronic pain as well as high caffeine consumption. There are some nutritional deficiencies that can attribute to this condition such as a lack of calcium, magnesium or B6. Systemic disorders in the endocrine system, high levels of cortisol and adrenalin and some conditions in the liver, lungs and kidneys are all possible contributors to insomnia. There also seems to be an underlying unconscious program in the brain leading to feelings of not being safe and secure at night which triggers the fight/flight response and releases hormones that will shut down the sleep response system. Isabel uses the Scio to determine which one of the many possible causes is responsible for your insomnia but uses EFT and a cognitive approach to soothe the protective unconscious mechanism of the body. Using some herbs and nutritional therapy is only a small part of assisting patients in alleviating this debilitating condition which impacts on the patient’s overall mood, the ability to be productive and creative and combatting the physical exhaustion both mentally and physically which manifests itself in this syndrome.