How Acupuncture Treats Insomnia
Acupuncture helps to treat insomnia by restoring the body’s natural harmony by restoring the imbalances that are causing insomnia to manifest. An array of acupuncture points treats different patterns that are present. For example, through a diagnostic assessment, if a patient complains of waking up between 3 and 4am, is irritable, has chest heaviness and experiences other liver qi stagnation signs I will choose points to help open and move the liver’s energy. Points such as Pericardium 7, located on the inner wrist and shen men located in the outer ear, help to promote soundful sleep in those who complain of tension and worry and tend to have difficulty falling asleep. The key is to understand the core pathology in an individual and treat them accordingly. A certain amount of treatments start to balance the imbalanced organs and energy-and once completely restored-a person has restful sleep once again.
Other Natural Ways to Help You Sleep Soundly
Diet: Don’t eat after 7PM if you suffer from insomnia. Eating stimulates the digestive system and can increase a person’s energy.
Exercise: Make sure to exercise in the early evening and not right before you go to bed.
Herbs: Drink chamomile tea, a natural relaxant.
Stress: Try yoga or meditation to try and relieve stress.
Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine