Do you suffer from insomnia? Did you know that Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night, allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day?
There are a wide range of underlying health issues that can cause, or contribute to insomnia. Sometimes it might be more obvious issues, such as stress, hot flashes or restless legs that a person recognizes to be keeping them awake, or waking then up during the night. But there are underlying concerns that are creating these issues. Excessive dreaming or sleep apnea may prevent you from getting the quality of sleep you need to feel refreshed, but again, there are underlying health concerns that can create these symptoms. Symptoms can manifest as difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, waking up too early or poor quality of sleep. With age, sleep becomes even more difficult and symptoms can become worse.
Reports have shown that about 30 to 40 percent of adults suffer from insomnia.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese herbals treat the underlying cause, and work toward eliminating the symptoms. Natural remedies balance the body without side effects and without creating dependency.
From an Oriental medicine perspective, an Acupuncturist determines if the body has too much, or too little, qi and blood, or if the body is too hot, or too cold. Chinese herbals and Acupuncture can help correct the imbalance. When we become physiologically balanced, our health improves and we can sleep.
Sleep is required to recover and heal. Sleep provides time for the body to replenish energy. Restful sleep allows mental and physical recuperation, so we wake refreshed.
Without sleep, hormonal equilibrium is disrupted, putting us at higher risk for diseases such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.
Are you having trouble sleeping, or feeling that the sleep you do get is restful?
Give us a call at Acupuncture Alternatives and let’s talk about how Acupuncture and Chinese herbals can work towards helping you to be able to get a good night’s sleep.