Insomnia & Acupuncture
In today’s fast-paced, high stress society, there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Over 60 million people struggle with insomnia in the U.S. today, and many rely on prescription drugs in order to get enough sleep, which can often come with unwanted side effects. Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep (or both) can often result in fatigue and lethargy throughout the day, forgetfulness and even anxiety to name a few. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine can be extremely effective for treating insomnia, and help you to get a good night’s rest.
The causes for insomnia are often related to stress levels, diet, and lifestyle choices. Insomnia can be caused by mental restlessness before bed and the inability to “quiet the chatter”, or can also be caused by pain and the inability to find a comfortable sleeping position. Getting enough sleep is associated with increased energy, strong immune system and healthy brain function. Long-term insomnia is actually associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Whether the cause is emotional or physical, Acupuncture can offer a safe and natural approach to decreasing pain, calming the mind, and helping you to fall and stay asleep well.
In adjunct to Acupuncture, there are a wide-range of herbal formulas that can help with insomnia as well. These formulas vary greatly depending on each person’s unique set of symptoms. Each herbal formula is carefully prescribed for the individual’s specific symptoms and needs.
If you or a family member struggles with insomnia, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can offer relief from the following symptoms associated with the condition:
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Poor appetite
- Dream disturbed sleep
- Night sweats
- Stress and anxiety
- Forgetfulness and poor concentration
- Heart palpitations
For more information about how Acupuncture can specifically treat your insomnia, contact our skilled practitioners at one of our three metro locations.