February 25, 2019
How Acupuncture can help Insomnia
It is thought that 1/3 of all people in the UK will experience insomnia at some point in their life- that’s over 22 million people in the UK! Insomnia can include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking throughout the night
- Waking early in the morning and not getting back to sleep
and as a result one can:
- Feel tired upon waking in the morning
- Feel tired and irritable throughout the day
- Struggle to concentrate in the day
Medications can be prescribed to induce sleep, and while they can provide temporary relief they do not address the underlying cause.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute – Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health
Acupuncture can help treat insomnia by inserting fine, sterile needles into points around the body, which stimulate the nervous system and in turn affect the body’s balancing mechanisms, promoting physical and emotional well-being. Chinese medicine treats a person holistically and therefore each treatment is tailored specifically for your needs. So whether you have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep, acupuncture can help promote a better sleep naturally.
World Sleep Day is March 15, 2019, and was created to raise awareness of sleep because sleep quality and quantity are becoming increasingly compromised by the habits of modern life.
For further information from evidence-based research, visit the British Acupuncture Council page
Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years. In China it is used in mainstream health care, both as a stand alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine.