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Acupuncture and Sleepwalking

People affected with sleepwalking, or somnambulism, appear to arise out of bed and walk about or perform other complex behavior during an apparent state of sleep, usually occurring in the beginning of the night and lasting for up to 30 minutes. The person is relatively unresponsive and not easily awakened. They also do not remember what happened because they mostly remain in deep sleep throughout the event. Most sleepwalking happens in early childhood and usually disappears after adolescence.

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Sleepwalking can be due to family history, illness, anxiety, stress, medications, alcohol, or sleep deprivation. Some sleepwalkers can get involved in dangerous activities while unresponsive such as leaving the house or driving. It can be dangerous not to wake a sleepwalker.

Sticking to a sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine before sleeping and stopping fluid intake before sleeping can help. There is no specific treatment for sleepwalking however in many cases improving sleep hygiene is key to stopping sleepwalking. Acupuncture can help address addiction points such as alcohol, and can also decrease stress and anxiety points. The main objective is to identify the cause of the sleepwalking.

Many patients have found success with acupuncture treatments for sleepwalking.

The video below describes how acupuncture is performed and commonly asked questions. Many people seek acupuncture and it is 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.

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 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 inside joints and block pain receptors. Learn more about cold laser treatment and joint pain.