Insomnia: An Integrated Approach
An integrative approach to treating Insomnia
For those with sleeping disorders who want help beyond taking sleeping pill, we find an integrated approach works best. We use acupuncture, herbs, hypnosis and hormone balancing using targeted supplements. A bit more on each:
A. The Acupuncture Model
Chinese Medicine identifies different syndromes for sleep issues. Whether you suffer from difficulty getting to sleep or else wake up too early, acupuncture works to reboot the nervous system. Each patient experiences sleeplessness uniquely, and we address this. There is no ‘One Size Fits All.
B. The Hypnotherapeutic Model.
As a Certified Hypnotherapist, I use hypnosis to send sleep-positive messages into the subconscious. This allows the client to reconnect with her or his natural sleep cycle. Whether as an adjunct to acupuncture or as standalone therapy, Hypnosis is highly effective for breaking the insomnia cycle.
C. The Nutritional Model
It is no secret that most food is riddled with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and carcinogens. This compromises glands/hormones such as the pineal, the thyroid and adrenal, not to mention certain minerals. They are all important for sleep. We test the health of the organs and body using AK (Applied Kinesiology, which PT’s and MD’s also use). Using targeted supplements, we repair damage while leeching out heavy metals, chemicals and food allergens from your system.
Q. How will I know which system will be best for me?
During our initial consultation we discuss your comfort levels, and work from there. Our goal is for you to see discernible shifts in your sleep patterns quickly. I often test to see whether the nervous system is ‘available’ for repair. If it hasn’t been, this often explains why seemingly ‘correct’ therapies have been ineffective, or else took but only for a short time. Once we handle what I call the Sisyphus Syndrome (most people don’t have this), we can proceed with treatment.