Get a good night’s sleep with acupuncture
There’s nothing worse than getting into bed at night only to find yourself tossing and turning and not getting the sleep you need. Millions of people have a hard time falling or staying asleep. For some insomnia is an occasional problem while for many can be a serious on-going struggle.
Sleepless nights leave you feeling tired, irritable and unable to focus or pay attention. It can have a serious impact on your performance and work and wear away at personal relationships. Prescription and over the counter medications are common treatments for insomnia but, they often come with side effects, dependency or leave you feeling just as groggy in the morning as if you hadn’t slept.
Sound sleep is essential for optimal health. Insomnia may start out as a minor annoyance but, it can lead to larger problems. Our bodies need that down time to rejuvenate, grow new tissues and maintain balance. Symptoms of insomnia can include:
difficulty falling asleep
waking through the night
unable to “shut mind off”
waking early and not being able to go back to sleep
feeling tired, irritable and moody throughout the day
Fortunately, insomnia doesn’t have to take over your life.
How does acupuncture help
Stress, certain medications, anxiety and pain can all take a toll on your overall health. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine work together to bring your body back to a state of balance allowing you to get a restful night’s sleep. During your first appointment we’ll complete a thorough intake to find your specific root cause. In addition to looking at what sleep is like for you right now we’ll talk about diet, lifestyle any medications you may be on as well as your mental and emotional well-being.
In addition to acupuncture, treatments may include flower essences, and a custom herbal formula for you to take at home. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing. While many find that their sleep is improved after one or two treatments the effects of acupuncture are cumulative and our bodies take time to heal. Lasting relief comes from a full series of treatments.