Most people experience a sleepless night here and there, however, insomnia on a regular basis can indicate deeper issues.
A common approach to insomnia includes sleeping medications, which can cause unwanted side effects, and may be seen as a necessity to sleep well. With an all-natural approach to treating insomnia, acupuncture can help you avoid the side effects of medication and improve your sleep quality.
Signs of insomnia include inability to obtain sufficient sleep due to difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can be acute or chronic. Chronic insomnia is the worst to experience and can lead to other issues such as depression, fatigue, depressed immune system, anxiety, worry, mood changes and brain fog and others. It is important to always aim to get a good night’s sleep.
Acupuncture treats the whole body as a complete system. In basic acupuncture terms, a body organ system may be under performing (hypofunction) or working too hard (hyperfunction). The resulting imbalance leads to physical, mental, and emotional issues, that can affect organ systems in your body. Some symptoms of insomnia may occur on their own, or you may suffer from several at the same time. Acupuncture seeks to correct these imbalances, not just by treating the symptoms of the insomnia but the root cause of the imbalance. Using acupuncture to treat insomnia will help strengthen the body and improve quality of sleep and quality of life.