Putting Insomnia To Rest
Do you toss and turn at night only to wake up unrefreshed? You’re not alone. An estimated 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women fail to get a good night’s sleep. This situation gets worse as we age. If you suffer from depression, you might be more likely to have problems sleeping. Consider there are over eight million doctors’ visits per year are for insomnia.
A significant study on treating insomnia concluded that acupuncture was more effective than benzodiazepines (sedative hypnotic psychoactive drugs) for treating insomnia. The effective rate for acupuncture was 91%, while benzodiazepines were only 75% effective.
Both Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can greatly improve sleeping patterns. Insomnia may have a variety of causes such as stress, depression, medication, irregular work schedules, major life changes, chronic pain or arthritis. Plus, acupuncture does not have any of the risks that drugs have, such as toxic accumulations in your body, addiction or withdrawal.
How Does Acupuncture Work For Insomnia?
At our Edina Acupuncture clinic we use a special system of acupuncture that has a calming effect on your nervous system by enhancing your parasympathic nervous system. The benefits of acupuncture include deeper breathing, more regular heartbeat, improved digestion, relaxation of smooth muscles, better sleeping patterns, decrease in various pains and a general sense of well being (all excellent treatments for insomnia). A general acupuncture protocol for treating chronic insomnia may include 6-12 initial treatments at two to three time per week, followed by a two to four week observation period and possibly treatments later on.
It can be scary and frustrating when any health problem takes away your control. Acupuncture leads you back to a place of calm, giving you the power to “lay your insomnia to rest permanently.”
Discover Holistic Therapies For Insomnia
“I’m so glad I found Steven Sonmore and took his advice for treatment. After six short weeks, I’m feeling great because the sessions have significantly improved an area that I’d only half paid attention to: my sleep. I’m sleeping longer and better than ever, and that has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on my overall well-being. Thanks, Steven!”–Megan, patient at Complete Oriental Medical Care
If you suffer from insomnia and live in Twin Cities / Minneapolis / St Paul area call our Edina clinic today at 952-831-8080 to set up your appointment for better sleep. Or go to our contact page.