TRADITIONAL THERAPY AND WESTERN MEDICINE FOR TREATING INSOMNIA

  • HUYNH TAN HOI Department of Language, FPT University, Vietnam

Abstract

Objective: The herbs that have been used in Vietnam since ancient times for many different uses but not everyone recognize its great value. The paper
aims to discover the preferred medicinal plants and the reasons why patients choose them. Although Western medicines play an important role in
treatment and bring immediate effect, however, to treat insomnia in the long term, natural herbs account for significant importance. The paper was
conducted in early 2019 in different regions in South Vietnam to once again determine the role of medicinal plants use.
Methods: This paper is completed with the support of 100 respondents who are from some places of Ho Chi Minh city and are suffering from insomnia.
With the form of direct interviews, some questions are designed to examine patients’ opinions about the strategies that can to treat insomnia.
Results: The results showed that herbal treatment still plays a rather important role even though people tend to choose Western medications in busy
days because this medications are less time consuming. The paper also mentions that the importance of herbs in the treatment of insomnia needs
more attention.
Conclusion: In the current medical methods, traditional methods are being trusted and used by many people because this therapy brings many health
benefits, helps patients treat their illnesses well as well as improve their health much better. Traditional remedies which are all derived from natural
herbs are very good for health.

Keywords: Insomnia, Herbs, Traditional therapy, Western medicine

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HOI, H. T. (2021). TRADITIONAL THERAPY AND WESTERN MEDICINE FOR TREATING INSOMNIA. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 13(1), 79-86. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2021.v13s1.Y2006
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