The Chinese Medicine Approach to Overcoming Common Sleep Challenges for More Restful and Consistent Sleep

Use 2000 year old traditional wisdom to learn practical strategies and address root imbalances that cause sleep difficulties with Dr. Liz Carter

Waking up at night or in the early morning hours can be a frustrating experience. Especially when you have a long to-do list that isn’t going to get done in a sleep deprived fog.

And you’re definitely not alone. Between 10% and 30% of adults struggle with chronic insomnia and between 30% and 48% of older adults suffer from insomnia(1).

From the perspective of Chinese medicine, sleep problems are caused by chronic health imbalances.

These chronic health imbalances can cause symptoms such as:

  • Having trouble falling asleep or falling back to sleep
  • Waking regularly at specific times during the night or early morning before your alarm goes off (even if it’s because you have to pee)
  • Experiencing disturbing dreams, especially if they’re repetitive
  • Hot flashes or night sweats at predictable times
  • Experiencing specific emotions like anxiety, panic, dread, anger, or grief on waking


The Chinese Clock

Each of these issues can be related to a specific organ in Chinese medicine. It might sound strange, but our organs have natural biorhythms, meaning their ability to function fluctuates throughout the day and night.

These traditional connections between your organs, the time of day, and your symptoms have been proven over thousands of years and can offer unique insight into your sleep issues.

Understanding them can help you shift into a more balanced and healthy state and break long standing patterns that have challenged you for years.

How these methods have helped others:

"The class was very insightful and resonated with me. It helped me to make sense of some of my feelings and actions, especially around irritation and frustration. I also enjoyed how you showed us how to use acupressure and made suggestions to help with sleep that were free, practical, and natural with no push to buy supplements. You came across as genuine, helpful, and caring in class.

I’m excited to learn more about Chinese Medicine and the elements and how I can apply them to my life. It makes so much sense and I love that the solutions it offers are natural."

- Angela A

"This workshop is great for beginning to develop a different awareness around sleep patterns (as well as emotional patterns). You provided simple and easy to understand explanations of a very in depth topic."

- Christena M.

"The most valuable part of the workshop for me was finding out that our organs not only have a physiological function but also a more holistic influence that we can benefit from paying attention to (for instance, the gallbladder being associated with decisiveness). I’m planning to explore more about how grief might play a role in my 3am waking... Learning that grief can take many forms was so helpful."

- Jamie M.

Hi, I’m Dr. Liz Carter

I'm a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist practicing in the Seattle area since 2011. I love teaching people about their health through the principles of Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine so they feel empowered, excited, and engaged with their healing process.

Discover how to use Chinese medicine to fall asleep more easily, sleep better through the night, and wake up feeling more rested through my upcoming workshop:

Improve Your Sleep with Chinese Medicine

Traditional Wisdom For Overcoming Sleep Difficulties

In this practical, actionable online workshop, I’ll teach you:

The root cause of common sleep issues like troubling falling asleep or waking at certain times according to Chinese medicine

How to understand the natural biorhythms of your organs and how they can impact the quality and consistency of your sleep

Practical strategies to support your sleep from a Chinese medicine perspective including bodywork exercises, mental and emotional reflection points, dietary recommendations, and more

My goal is to help you understand WHY your sleep issues are happening and to provide you with natural options to help ease them.

You’ll receive:

  • Pre-recorded videos broken into bite-sized chunks for easy reference and digestibility (this workshop is packed with info!)
  • A PDF of my slides so you can review the material as often as you’d like
  • A workbook filled with exercises to help you naturally support your sleep that you’ll use throughout the workshop

    Plus bonus handouts that bring the workshop material to life and make what you learned easier to apply in your life immediately.

    Join Today for $65

    *Please note that the content of this workshop is not medical advice. It’s for educational purposes only.

    How these methods have helped others:

    "The explanations of the clock times and how the opposite time is also influential was very helpful in understanding more about my sleep issues. I had already grouped and graphed my wakeup times and this data plus the workshop information revealed some patterns that were different from what I thought was happening."

    - Ron A.

    "This workshop provided excellent information about understanding my elements and also about the different times of day as they relate to the organs. I also really loved learning how to work with some of the acupressure points. I’m going to rethink the timing of my habits as they relate to my sleep. I look forward to more classes whenever you have them!"

    - Barbara L.

    This workshop is for you if:

    • You’re tired of poor quality sleep and you want a change
    • You’re hesitant to use pharmaceuticals and you want to get to the root cause
    • You’re of the mind that your body’s systems are interconnected and that you’ll likely need to address multiple aspects of your life in order to feel better
    • You realize that the mental, emotional, and spirit-based levels of health can have a large impact on sleep quality

    Join Today for $65

    *Please note that the content of this workshop is not medical advice. It’s for educational purposes only.

    Sleep is a challenging, multifaceted issue that usually isn’t a quick fix. It often requires you to look deeply at how you’re caring for yourself throughout your day and evening. Blue blocking glasses and popping pills will only get you so far.

    If you feel like you’ve checked all the boxes in the western medical paradigm, understanding how your organs function according to Chinese medicine may help you to gain clarity and insight into your sleep issues.

    How these methods have helped others:

    “I tried one of your exercises at bedtime and slept through the night! Thank you!"


    “Quite fascinating and helpful!”



    Is this workshop recorded?

    Yes. The workshop is pre-recorded and broken down into bite-sized chunks for you to make it easier to digest.

    How long will I have access to the workshop and materials?

    You'll have continued access for the life of the program to refer back to the material at any time.

    How will I get the course workbook and materials?

    Your workbook and materials will be available in your course portal after you complete your purchase.

    What if I have questions?

    The course platform Dr. Liz uses allows you to leave questions and comments on the videos. You’re welcome to do so and Dr. Liz will be happy to respond to you.

    Will this workshop help with sleep apnea?

    Sleep apnea is a multi-faceted issue that often requires multiple treatment modalities to address. This workshop can help you to understand why you wake or have disturbed sleep at certain times, but it will not address the whole picture of your apnea.

    I wake up several times throughout the night. Will this workshop help?

    This workshop’s main focus is to help you understand the natural biorhythms of your organs and their functions according to Chinese medicine. Insight into this information can help you understand why you’re waking at certain times and how to support those organs that are in distress or out of balance.


    Please note that the content of this workshop is not medical advice and is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your doctor if you have any questions about whether the material presented is applicable to you. This information is not a substitute for your current treatment or medication regimen regarding sleep. If you have serious medical or sleep issues, please consult your doctor.

    Refund Policy

    If you’re not satisfied we’ll be happy to refund you within 14 days of your purchase. Please reach out to Dr. Liz to request a refund at

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