Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that affects roughly 30 percent of adults, and as a result, causes numerous impacts on your health. Sleeplessness can negatively impact your nervous system with impaired thinking and concentration, weakened immunity, high blood pressure, and weight gain among many other things. If you’re looking for insomnia help and don’t want to be on prescription medication, then acupuncture for insomnia may aid in getting a good night’s rest.
Acupuncture has been gaining traction as the big pharma antidote, but it’s still in its infancy as far as western medicine is concerned. Instead of “thinking outside the box” for alternative treatments, consider acupuncture as your first, go-to modality because many people are finding amazing results without big pharma side effects.
What will my appointment look like?
Acupuncture appointments often involve a more in-depth in-take, compared to western medicine. The practitioner will take a comprehensive medical history and ask you questions about your diet and lifestyle; don’t be alarmed when they ask to see your tongue or take your pulse, it’s a diagnostic tool. After the initial intake, they will begin placing needles in specific points, along what they reference as channels, or meridians and place an acupuncture needle. The points correlate to the specific literal and figurative organs in your body.
Meridians related to sleep
If you’re looking for some sleep resolution, the following points will help:
- Heart Meridian – This meridian helps with an overactive mind that causes anxiety.
- Spleen Meridian – This meridian is excellent for worriment, or if you wake up at the same time each night.
- Liver Meridian – This meridian helps manage anger and stress.
- Lung Meridian – This meridian is helpful for grief.
Ask your acupuncturist to consider these points!
Ideally, acupuncture before bedtime is the most helpful, but it’s not always possible. Try booking an appointment after work or mid-evening, so you can go home and relax.
Are you ready to you tackle insomnia and feel human again? Contact Major Chiropractic today and make an appointment!