Acupuncture Really Helps Insomnia

Acupuncture can be really effective in relieving insomnia, which is one of the most common health concerns in adults. 

Insomnia can really interfere with daily life and be debilitating for some people.

At our clinic in Guildford we have helped many people with insomnia. Acupuncture can help to:

* Improve sleep quality

* Reduce wakings in the night

* Increase total sleep time

* Decrease anxiety and stress

* Relieve pain

People whose insomnia is linked to depression, anxiety, menopause or chronic pain can be especially helped by acupuncture therapy.

We will spend time listening to you and then we will treat you holistically – which means that we don’t just use your symptoms as a barometer for treatment; we also take into account your lifestyle, diet and emotional world. 

The science bit:

During scientific study, acupuncture has been proven to positively affect specific neurotransmitters which are involved in the body’s regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. These are called:

Norepinephrine – which helps us to wake up and stay alert

Melatonin – a hormone which helps us to wind down and prepare for sleep

GABA – which helps us to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

All of these neurotransmitters were positively affected by acupuncture!

In traditional Chinese medicine we are using acupuncture to stimulate points on the body so that energy can be unblocked and flow freely. This restores systems that have been impaired by lack of energy flow, enabling balance and healing to occur.

Whether you favour western science or eastern wisdom – it is clear that acupuncture can be very effective in helping insomnia.

So if you are struggling with getting to sleep or wakeful nights or finding it hard to switch off, the chances are good that we can help you.

Give us a call or book in on our booking form,

We would love to help you.

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