Acupuncture for Insomnia

Are you suffering from insomnia? Acupuncture can help.

Insomnia is a serious disorder that is more than just tossing and turning to fall asleep or stay asleep. It is one of the most common sleep disorders, believed to impact almost 50% of all adults. Physical symptoms of fatigue are experienced along with feeling irritable, tense, lethargic, or even depressed. Insomniacs may also experience delayed reaction times, poor memory, focus, and concentration, increased distractions, and headaches. A more serious, long-term consequence of insomnia can be mental illness such as schizophrenia.

ACUPUNCTURE & TCM CAN HELP

A study in American Journal of Chinese Medicine reports that patients experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality, and a reduction in insomnia, fatigue and depression after receiving acupuncture. The nervous system is calmed by acupuncture, which clears obstructions in the muscle and nerve channels, creating a flow of oxygen-enriched blood to relax the nervous system and prepare for sleep. 

A preliminary report in 2004 found that even in patients with anxiety, acupuncture increased nighttime melatonin production and total sleep time. Using acupuncture and Chinese herbs can also help treat disturbances in the whole body that prevent restful sleep, such as chronic pain, breathing issues, and digestive distress.

ACUPUNCTURE IN A NUTSHELL

Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation,

ACUPUNCTURE CAN ALSO HELP WITH:

  • Addictions
  • Emotional problems
  • Anxiety
  • Indigestion
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Migraines
  • Sinusitis
  • Dizziness