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Struggling to sleep at night can be frustrating and affect your long-term health. When you think about ways to get more sleep, being poked with needles probably doesn't come to mind. Acupuncture treatments have been linked to improved sleep and have been shown to help treat insomnia.
What Are The Symptoms & Causes of Sleep Troubles?
There are several signs that you are not getting enough sleep. Your symptoms may include:
Anxiety and worry can negatively affect the balance of the organs and activate the mind. This makes it harder to sleep. Your organs must work together, and your mind must be at rest to achieve REM sleep. Other factors may include:
How is Insomnia Diagnosed?
Depending on your situation, the diagnosis of insomnia may include:
Medical Treatments to Improve Sleep
Once your physician has confirmed your sleep troubles, he or she may recommend cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). This is generally recommended first before prescribing sleep medications. CBT-I helps you develop good sleep habits and avoid the behaviors that keep you awake at night.
Prescription sleeping pills like Lunesta, Rozerem, and Sonata can help you fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. Physicians don't recommend relying on prescription drugs for more than a few weeks, but several sleep medications are approved for long-term use. Over-the-counter sleep aids are also available.
Home Remedies for Insomnia
There are several things you can incorporate into your daily routine to improve your sleep.
Acupuncture Treatments to Improve Sleep
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, night time is considered the yin time. It is during this 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 the 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, one or more of these channels are not being replenished.
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.
Conservative Treatments For Better Sleep
In addition to acupuncture, Massage Therapy can help you sleep better. Research has shown regular insomnia massage therapy reduces pain and anxiety. It also increases an overall sense of relaxation, which can restore your sleep pattern. Additional benefits of massage include lower blood pressure, relaxed muscles, better circulation, stronger immune system, and stress reduction.
Learn more about Acupuncture in our Chandler AZ Clinic. 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.
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.
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