Acupuncture can soothe you to better sleep

If you’re suffering from insomnia and the lack of sleep is having a negative effect on your quality of life, it might be time to consider trying acupuncture. Acupuncture can work on insomnia by helping you relax and be mentally and physically prepared to sleep. Acupuncture is an effective, time-tested technique, going back centuries and based on very simple science. Yes, it uses needles, but applied gently and – with the right provider – carefully to appropriate pressure points on your body. Acupuncture helps you cope with insomnia by reducing stress and anxiety, creating a more relaxed frame of mind and state of body so you can sink into sleep as needed. In 2004, for instance, an article in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience reported that “Acupuncture treatment may be of value for some categories of anxious patients with insomnia” as the result of a study of 18 “anxious adult subjects who complained of insomnia.” After five weeks of acupuncture, they saw “significant improvements in polysomnographic measures of sleep onset  …, arousal index …, total sleep time …, and sleep efficiency …” and “Significant reductions in … anxiety scores.” “These objective findings are consistent with clinical reports of acupuncture’s relaxant effects,” the article concluded. At Chiropractic Health & Acupuncture in Rochester, NY, Dr. Steven Sadlon offers safe and effective natural alternative medicine therapy, including acupuncture. Contact us today to see if we can help you relieve insomnia through the soothing effects of acupuncture.