Acupuncture for Insomnia

Acupuncture for insomnia

A good night’s sleep after acupuncture treatment!

Insomnia is another commonly treated condition, which is often just another symptom that we’re addressing along with other primary concerns such as anxiety or hormonal imbalances. It tends to worsen in menopausal women so it’s a very common problem in my patients.

In rare cases acupuncture alone successfully treats the insomnia, but more commonly herbs are needed to really get results. The two together have proven the most successful.

In my years of practice, I’ve noticed that insomnia is one of those conditions where I see the treatment either kick in surprisingly quickly, or it’s likely going to be a longer haul than most other conditions — even in cases where we consider the treatment a great success. Depending on the nature of the underlying imbalance which is causing it, after the initial consultation I can often predict the likelihood of a woman needing to expect a shorter or longer treatment plan. And like always the rule of thumb applies: in general, the longer the insomnia has been going on, and the more severe it is (especially in cases of needing strong sleeping meds), the more treatment we can expect to need, and the slower people usually respond. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t get good results or people can’t notice gradual improvements along the way.

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