Gently bring your body back to a balanced state to resolve the issues holding you back from a natural, restful sleep.
Good Health Starts with Good Sleep
Poor sleep quality and/or insomnia can negatively affect nearly every aspect of your life. Lack of good sleep can hurt your ability to focus, increase stress, increase depression and/or anxiety, which can affect your life at work, school, and home. Prolonged issues with sleep can also lead to a number of health issues which can become more serious over time. We are here to help you address the causes of sleep issues so you can live a happier and healthier life.
Our Holistic Approach to Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues
Through the lens of traditional Chinese Medicine, there are many possible patterns that can cause insomnia. In general, insomnia is seen as an imbalance in the body. When your body is in balance, restful sleep comes naturally. From the time-tested 2,000 year old healing tradition of Chinese Medicine, we have several treatment approaches that can help improve your sleep. We will listen to your history and needs so we can tailor a treatment plan to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Causes Insomnia?
Insomnia can be caused by certain medications, mental health disorders, medical conditions, and/or lifestyle habits. Some common triggers for insomnia include poor habits around bedtime (looking at a phone or tv screen too late), eating too much before bed, and disruption to normal sleep patterns due to travel or schedule.
Medications can have side effects that disrupt sleep and cause insomnia. Insomnia can also occur with certain mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
You may be able to treat insomnia by changing some lifestyle habits. You can improve sleep quality by keeping your bedtime routine the same, finding ways to manage stress, limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding caffeine and nicotine, and exercising during the day.
What Are the Symptoms of Insomnia?
Symptoms of insomnia include not being able to fall asleep, not being able to stay asleep, waking up early and not being able to fall asleep again, fatigue, depression, anxiety, trouble focusing, and forgetfulness.
Is Insomnia a Symptom of COVID?
Some long-term effects of COVID-19 might contribute to insomnia. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not list this sleep disorder as a common COVID-19 symptom.
Is Insomnia a Symptom of Depression?
Issues with sleep and insomnia can be a symptom of depression. Insomnia can worsen for those with depression and those that have insomnia may get depressed.
Is Insomnia a Symptom of Anxiety?
Anxiety can cause sleep issues and insomnia. Insomnia can worsen for those with anxiety and those that have insomnia may get anxiety.
Is Insomnia a PMS Symptom?
PMS can have a negative impact on your sleep. Many women report having insomnia during their menstrual cycle. Other women experiencing PMS may also sleep much more than normal.
Is Insomnia a Symptom of Pregnancy?
Many women experience sleep issues most commonly in their first and third trimesters. Changes to a woman’s body, such as an increased need to urinate, physical discomfort, anxiety, nausea, and/or heartburn can cause disruptions to sleep. As a result, many women experiencing those symptoms feel less rested and can be tired throughout the day.
Is Insomnia a Symptom of Menopause?
Women are already three times as likely to get insomnia as men are, with that likelihood increasing during menopause. Insomnia is found to affect 39 to 47 percent of perimenopausal women and 35 to 60 percent of postmenopausal women. Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and headaches can also contribute to a lack of quality sleep.
Are Women More Likely to Have Insomnia?
Yes, women are more likely to have insomnia. Some studies found that the risk of insomnia is 40% higher for women. This likelihood increases with pregnancy, menopause, and general aging.
Can Acupuncture Help with Sleep Problems?
Yes, acupuncture can help with sleep problems. Acupuncture treatments help regulate the functions of the body. Treatments help reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and address the root causes of sleep issues.
How Does Acupuncture Help Insomnia?
Acupuncture helps by both regulating the functions of the whole body and targeting the specific inhibitors to a restful sleep. Treatments address issues such as anxiety, depression, pain, or stress that may be causing insomnia.
How Often Do You Need Acupuncture for Insomnia?
Treatment plans will vary, but generally patients may begin to feel results within 2-3 weeks and experience sustained results in 2-3 months.
Do Chinese Herbs Work for Insomnia?
Yes, Chinese herbs work to help relieve insomnia. The formulas treat the body from the inside out, providing the body with necessary nutrients to nourish the blood, rebalance hormonal levels, calm the mind, and anchor the spirit. The medicine also works to address the root causes of insomnia.
What Chinese Herbs Are Good for Insomnia?
There are several Chinese herbs and herbal formulas that are good for insomnia. Some herbal formulas are available in off the shelf products called patents and others can be formulated in a customized herbal formula to address other issues as well as insomnia. To ensure you are getting the most effective treatment, we only prescribe or recommend a Chinese herb formula or patent after a detailed consultation. Successful treatment with Chinese herbs is entirely dependent upon an accurate diagnosis based on the patient’s constitution.
Does Cupping Help You Sleep Better?
Yes, cupping can help you sleep better. Cupping is especially good if pain is preventing you from getting a restful sleep. This therapy helps improve blood flow throughout the body, decreasing pain. Cupping can also help any tension or pain caused by insomnia.
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