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Acupuncture and Improving Sleep

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According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, night time is considered the yin time. It is time time when your body takes care of itself instead of daily activities. Proper sleep is necessary for the body to repair itself and is also essential for proper functioning of organs such as the liver, which does most of its detoxification while you are asleep.

Your organs replenish themselves during two hour increments throughout the day. If you are consistently waking up in the middle of the night, on e or more of these channels are not being replenished.


  • From 1am-3am, the liver channel is replenished.
  • From 3am-5am, the lung channel is replenished.
  • From 5am-7am, the large intestine channel is replenished.
  • From 7am-9am, the stomach channel is replenished.
  • From 9am-11am, the spleen channel is replenished.
  • From 11am-1pm, the heart channel is replenished.
  • From 1pm-3pm, the small intestine channel is replenished.
  • From 3pm-5pm, the bladder channel is replenished.
  • From 5pm-7pm, the kidney channel is replenished.
  • From 7pm-9pm, the pericardium channel is replenished.
  • From 9pm-11pm, the triple warmer channel is replenished.
  • From 11pm-1am, the gallbladder channel is replenished.
  • Anxiety, worry, and depression can all negatively affect the balance of the organs and activate the mind. When the mind is active, it becomes harder to sleep. To reach a deep or REM sleep, your organs must work together and your mind must be at rest. Meditation before sleeping can can help relax the mind and body.

    Acupuncture can focus on which specific channels are affected by the decreased sleep quality by first addressing the root cause. There are specific points in the body to help with stress, depression, anxiety, etc.

    The video below describes how acupuncture is performed and commonly asked questions. Many people seek acupuncture for their forearm muscle and elbow joint pain, it is also very effective when combined with conservative therapy and medical treatments.

    Learn more about Acupuncture in our Chandler AZ Clinic. Chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture can be used alone or combined to enhance many types of treatments and injuries. Many people with chronic pain find significant relief when combining these treatments.

    Low level lasers are excellent treatments for decreasing pain and inflammation. Class IV Cold Lasers produce a specific frequency and wavelength of energy that decrease inflammatory molecules which speeds cellular repair. In patients with chronic pain, sleep is commonly disrupted. Treating the musculoskeletal pain improves sleep and compliments acupuncture treatments. Learn more about cold laser treatment and joint pain.

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    Alpha Chiropractic and Physical Therapy provides treatment for many patients in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, and Maricopa. Most patients have never seen a clinic that combines treatments from different providers into improving your pain. Chiropractic Adjustments are enhanced with physical therapy exercises and stretches. Many patients are amazed how their muscle pain and “knots in their muscles” are quickly improved when Graston Technique treatments are combined with massage. Graston Technique helps break up scar tissue and enhance tendinopathy healing. Massage therapy helps decrease muscle spasms and relieve stress.

    Therapy and treatments for many types of conditions can be improved with a combination of acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy. Learn more about our unique Chandler Chiropractic Clinic.