I’m a firm believer in a good night’s sleep. It can reduce stress and help you enjoy the day. Acupuncture for insomnia is effective for many people. We all have a time in our life that we can’t sleep it might be nothing more than an occasional thing.
The Many Causes Of Insomnia
- What’s on your mind?
If we have a lot on our minds, it can race across the screen in our mental eye. What was it he said to us today? Are you ready for the presentation tomorrow? Why are you and your spouse fighting so much? All valid questions but not right before bed.
When we let our life go to sleep with us, we have a cruel lover for a night partner. It can wake us hours later or hold us hostage not letting slumber take us.
Acupuncture for insomnia will help so will definite herbal and supplemental mixtures. As a health coach many clients never visit the office, we simply work with a phone consult and natural medicine. If you’re local, add acupuncture to health coaching.
Learning how to stop an overzealous mind is the first order of business. Therapy like dry needling another name for acupuncture assists along the way.
- Did you unwind before bed?
I call it mindfulness or meditation. It’s taking the time to breathe deeply and release the day. Inhale saying something like I am filled with peace and as you exhale say mentally I release this day knowing all is well. Remember you can’t change the past and the future is yet to be written.
- Are you sleeping in front of the TV?
Many clients have a TV in their room or fall asleep on the couch before going to their bedroom. Both are not healthy habits. I could go on about electric emissions affecting your body, but there are countless studies regarding it. EM Watch has interesting information and so does the ever popular WebMD about how TV and other devices into your bedroom.
- What did you eat or drink today?
Our stomachs are connected to our head if you doubt it, think how sugar gave you a rush then let you crash during the day. Heavy food takes time to digest, wine converts to sugar hours later for a reverse effect of regular sweeten. Foods that you’re sensitive to yet still eat often have an adverse reaction during the middle of the night. The reaction is insomnia. We don’t think of it as a response, but it is when food disagrees with our own chemistry.
- Are you in pain?
Acupuncture for insomnia is the number one relief when the patient has pain. It not only helps you sleep it relieves pain more effectively than any other form of natural medicine. Many pain management patients prefer acupuncture injections for the pain relief. Sarapin is a natural plant that stops pain like cortisone but without the side-effects.
- Are you overweight?
Carrying extra pounds around is hard work during the day at night it leads to other problems like bursitis an inflammation of the bursa. Being overweight guarantees inflammation in your joints making you stiff waking you early often. Acupuncture can help with the inflammation and overweight problems. Being overweight is not the end of your life and if you’ve struggled with weightloss consider our health coaching
- Is the other person in bed keeping you up?
Have a partner or spouse in bed, how about a pet? If they can’t sleep, you might be able to either. There are times my husband wakes me and I wake him. If you’re a light sleeper, consider looking into the new mattress that decrease motion.
Acupuncture for Insomnia An Excellent Treatment
When you can’t sleep, it can be acute or chronic. If your insomnia lasts more than 10 days then we couple acupuncture treatment with herbs or proper supplements.
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