Insomnia is a dysfunction of the mind and body, and acupuncture essentially jumpstarts the body’s core functions leading it back to health. In treating insomnia with acupuncture we analyze the body’s mysteries to discover the causes. Soon, seemingly unrelated symptoms lead us to a treatment strategy.
The patterns we see often include:
Difficulty falling asleep; wide-awake at sleep time but listless during the day; anxious; has palpitations and or chest fullness; reddish complexion; is thirsty; forgetful.
Difficulty sleeping; agitation; chest discomfort; dry throat;
Difficulty going back to sleep. Excessive dreaming, easily angered, chest pain/fullness, agitation/depression
Poor, restless sleep. Dizziness; blurry vision, heaviness in head, palpitations.
Treatment typically involves using between 4 and 12 tiny sterile pins that are used once and thrown away. We have a map of the body that tells us what area to target. It’s not unlike have a roadmap or grid of a city where the lights are so we can repair them.
Acupuncture ignites the body’s own chemicals such as endorphin to invoke a feeling of deep calm and relaxation. This sense of wellbeing often carries over into sleep time and begins to retrain the body, and mind, to sleep.
With acupuncture we short circuit the anxiety that often precedes insomnia. And while it’s true that life has many ways to intrude on one’s sleep, acupuncture assists the body to overtake the mind’s intensity without resorting to medication.
We gladly accept most Blue Cross and United Healthcare, Cigna and other insurance.