Acupuncture Method to Solve Insomnia Problem

Original article by Kevin Smith for

ONS or Office of National Statistics surveyed for a week and find out about 29% of adults are experiencing insomnia problem, caused by different reasons. Patients of Insomnia do not get satisfactory quality sleep due to its symptoms such as difficulty in falling asleep, staying sleep and early awakening etc. This problem leads to many health complications and affects patients mentally and physically. People need to get adequate sound sleep for the well being of physical, psychological and spiritual. Sleeping tablets have been remarked as a good source of insomnia treatment and slightly works to get relief from insomnia. Now, acupuncture is also regarded an ideal way to heal this problem.


Acupuncture – An Ancient Chinese Treatment for Insomnia

Acupuncture – a traditional Chinese method is also used for insomnia treatment and reports 90% of success rate in acquiring sound sleep again. According to Acupuncture experts, insomnia is caused due to imbalance functioning of heart. Imbalanced heart (Zang) functioning is caused by a proper flow of Qi, generated by stress and poor diet. It affects the respiratory of mind and soul and results into a sleep disorder.

This method to treat insomnia also helps in regulating and moving energy that ultimately supplies a feeling of ease and relief to get relaxation.

How Acupuncture helps in Insomnia

It is a complex process in which a series of signals are sent to the brain so that quantity of certain substances such as Serotonin, Melatonin can be increased. This kind of chemical substances in the brain promotes relaxation and sleeps. Acupuncture is applied by placing needles on the different point of the ear. During a session of treatment patients get around 10 to 20 hypoallergenic needles at the single moment while that remains longer for around 30-45 minutes. It remains longer for 30 to 45 minutes. It blocks execution of underlying health troubles in the body, causing poor sleep.

It effectively provides assistance in reducing symptoms of insomnia enhances sleep quality and decreases the awakening in night or early morning.


Instructions to be followed during Insomnia

Acupuncture treatment for Insomnia depends on the nature of sleeping disorder symptoms and its duration. An appropriate routine must be followed to encourage good sleep with the help of a licensed practitioner. Intake of stimulants may harm the patient hence its usage is restricted. One should maintain regular sleeping hours for best results in the treatment of insomnia.


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