If you’re looking for a drug free treatment for insomnia, acupuncture may be just what the doctor ordered.
If you’re reading this, you likely already know too well that a lack of quality sleep can negatively affect every area of your life. Symptoms ranging from pain to exhaustion, anxiety and depression can all be worsened when you’re not sleeping well. According to a 2004 study by the National Sleep Foundation, insomnia, sleeping problems and sleep disorders affect 75% of the American population. While most experts recommend 7-9 hours of sleep per day, most adults get under seven on a regular basis.
Insomnia refers to difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some people are not able to sleep at all, some have trouble falling asleep and others wake up in the night with difficulty returning to sleep. Restless sleep and/or waking too early in the morning are also considered insomnia.
Over time, sleeping pills can cause even more harm than good. Many sleeping pills are anticholinergic drugs which are linked to memory loss and dementia leaving patients searching for a drug free treatment for insomnia.
If you suffer from sleep problems and would like a drug free solution consider acupuncture. According to the British Acupuncture Council, reviews show that most trials have found acupuncture to be significantly more effective than hypnotic drugs and prove to have a positive effect on individuals with insomnia.
Chinese medicine recognizes the proper flow of Qi and Blood to be influential in healthy sleep.
Acupuncture has immediate relaxation effects on the brain and nervous system. Endorphins are released into the body minutes after the treatment begins so the patient experiences a relaxed feeling of well being. Some patients even fall asleep on the table! If you need a little help getting the proper rest, visit AcupuncturedelSoul.com to learn more about how acupuncture can help you! Call (520) 979-7078 to set up your appointment today.