Acupuncture for Insomnia
Around 30% of people experience some form of insomnia. Whether it be difficulty getting to sleep. inability to stay asleep or waking early it can have a major impact on lives. The choice of conventional treatment for insomnia depends on both the how long and how bad symptoms are. They range from medication to CBT. Many prescriptions have side effects.
On the evidence that we have, acupuncture appears to be at least as effective as existing conventional drugs. It works without side effects and is a good therapeutic options for insomnia.
Research suggests that stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation and deactivating the 'analytical' brain, which is responsible for insomnia and anxiety (Hui 2010).
Acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional medical treatments for insomnia, such as benzodiazepines, helping to reduce their side effects and enhance their beneficial effects (Cao et al 2009).
"I hadn't slept properly for over a year and after just one treatment with Jo I have been sleeping soundly. I was sceptical of what acupuncture could do for me and delighted with the result." Daphne, Brighton
Jo has had a great deal of success treating Insomnia. If you’d like to book you can do so online or via our remote reception on 01273 251575.
If you’d like to find out more before you book a treatment, book a free 15 minute consultation - to chat either by phone or at the clinic. Alternatively, you can email or contact her via our contact form.
Source: British Acupuncture Council. More information is available from the British Acupuncture Council here.