I have extreme cronic insomnia. I have had it since I was 12. I spent tons of money on every insomnia remedy known to man. Nothing worked.
My mother was worried and basically demanded I go see a neurologist. The neurologist performed a 2 and a half day sleep study where they monitored everything from blood pressure and heart rate to brain wave activity.
The results were obvious. There was something wrong with my brain when I tried to sleep and wake up, that no natural insomnia treatment was going to help.
After trying rounds on various high power sleeping medications, we stumbled upon one that works. That was over 3 years ago. That medication transformed my life. I can think faster, clearer, and improved cognitive abilities. It wasn't until I could sleep that I realized how much lack of sleep was makign me retarded.
Yeah so, that was a long story. The short of it is that you need to see a professional medical doctor, preferably a sleep doctor or neurologist. Stop wasting money on Chinese medicine or wholistic healing.