This ancient self-care practice could help those struggling with sleep this year

Struggling to get some shut-eye this year is far from a unique struggle.

Several people suffer from sleep disturbances such as insomnia, weird dreams, and frequent waking in the middle of the night. If you’ve tried everything under the sun to help you sleep such as meditation, melatonin, or keeping to a calming pre-bed ritual to no avail might I suggest this ancient Ayurvedic technique championed by Rekha Diwekar?

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Wake up feeling refreshed with this brand new approach

Folks are generally coming around to the idea that holistic approaches to health have much more value to our physical and mental well-being than previously imagined. This self-care ritual I’m about to share with you today originates from India. What is Ayurvedic medicine?

The following brief goes into what Ayurvedic medicine means and how you can heal.

“Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. But treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.”

What can someone well-versed in Ayurvedic approaches to healing do for you?

“An Ayurvedic practitioner will create a treatment plan specifically designed for you. They’ll take into account your unique physical and emotional makeup, your primary life force, and the balance between all three of these elements. To achieve this, an Ayurvedic practitioner might rely on massage, medical oils, herbs, and enemas or laxatives.”

With any alternative forms of medicine, it is always best to check in with your primary care provider before embarking on this different mode of healing from chronic illness or conditions. However, if Western approaches to medicine have failed you in the past it might be worth looking into alternative practices that focus on achieving harmony in regards to your health that utilize natural resources and your specific intrinsic needs.

One new approach to dealing with sleep disturbances is massaging the bottom of your feet with a bronze, copper, tin, or zinc apparatus covered in either coconut oil, desi cow ghee, or kokum butter. Sounds pretty relaxing to me. Basically, before you jump into bed to get some well-earned rest Diweker recommends massaging the soles of your feet with the aforementioned materials to promote the best sleep possible. This is a great option if your partner doesn’t have the energy to massage your feet after a long day–does anyone have excess reserves of energy at the end of their day this year? If you do please divulge your secrets with the class.

Apparently using these materials specifically has a host of benefits. This wide range of benefits include the following:

  • increased blood circulation in your lower limbs
  • relaxes tired, sleep-deprived eyes to encourage them to close peacefully
  • promotes a deeper sleep that prevents people from waking up in the middle of the night too frequently


There is nothing worse than going to bed early only to wake up at 3 am unable to get back to sleep. One other way to prevent frequent wake times in the middle of the night is to decrease your water intake a few hours before bed. Limit your screen time to experience a more restful sleep as well. Bill Gates likes to read a book and do the dishes to tire himself out.

Rekha Diwekar explains the benefits of using a bronze apparatus to promote relaxation.

“It is said that just like gua shas and jade rollers, kansa or bronze metal is known to remove heat from the body and relieve muscular tension that promotes relaxation.”

Clocking in restful, undisturbed sleep allows our cells to repair thus improving our immunity. This practice not only helps prevent you from feeling exhausted and unable to focus the next day it could also aid you in the fight against COVID-19 should you become infected.

The takeaway

Waking up feeling refreshed is important for so many reasons. The immediate benefits of improved focus and a better mood, I hope, are enough to encourage you to try this method. The awesome benefits experienced inside your body (such as cellular repair) after a restful evening that you may not notice right away are not to be discounted either.
Start sleeping better with this ancient holistic approach celebrated in the East tonight and you just might live longer than your ancestors in the future.