Insomnia and Acupuncture

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Insomnia is a serious problem for many people.  Sleep is essential!  Night is the time when we create a healthy environment for our bodies, our mind and our spirit to heal and recharge. Research has studied how sleep  improves our immune system by supporting the initiation of an adaptive immune response.  Sleep and the circadian system are strong regulators of immunological processes according  Besedovsky, Lange and Born’s study in Sleep and immune system.

According to the Chinese Clock the liver is associated with the Hun.  The Chinese clock is a pattern of the acupuncture meridians that link the energy of a particular meridian within a 2 hour period of time when it is at its strongest and then again at its lowest. The Hun is manifested in dreams.  Our dreams occur during REM sleep at multiple phases during the circadian rhythm.  The Hun is the ethereal soul in Chinese medicine allowing our bodies to be here on earth and it is the time we heal and resolve.

Many things will disrupt our sleep.   Obesity, inability to loose weight, thyroid disorders, menstrual problems, pain disorders are all affected to cause or be caused from lack of sleep.  It is essential to get our sleep to heal and allow our immune system and our hormonal cycles to regulate with our bodies.

Acupuncture can be a non medicinal treatment for insomnia.  Studies have shown great success using acupuncture.  Healing naturally with methods that support people rather than suppress or alter the bodies natural organs can lead to a longer and healthier life.  Explore your options!