Acupuncture for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders.

Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you wake between the hours of 1-3am or just wake too early? If you answered yes, then technically you have insomnia. From a Chinese Medicine point of view, Insomnia is seen as an imbalance in the internal organs and meridians. Acupuncture and herbs can help harmonize the organs and meridians. When our nervous system is out of balance, all sort of problems can occur. Acupuncture is a tool we can use to regulate the nervous system.

Insomnia where you can't get to sleep.

This is due to an imbalance in the spleen and stomach meridian and organ. Mostly this is due to overthinking and excessive amounts of sweet foods.

Insomnia where you wake between 1 to 3 am can't stay asleep.

This is due to disharmony of the liver and gallbladder. Emotions such as anger or frustration, consuming alcohol or coffee, and being under stress will negatively effect the liver and gall bladder.

Insomnia where you wake early from 3 am or can't go back to sleep.

This is due to a disharmony of the kidney/bladder meridian and adrenal system. This type of sleep disorder is made worse by exercising after 5 pm, not eat properly during the day, getting your second wind and overworking. When we get a second wind it means adrenal is released, this will make it more difficult to sleep.

Do and don't according to Chinese Medicine theory.

Don't

Excercise at night or after 5 pm.

Eat too much sugary food or drinks, especially at night.

Use electronic devices late at night.

Overthink, overwork or overtrain.

Self-prescribe herbs such as ginseng.

Drink too much coffee.

Do

Be asleep before 11 pm.

Rest during the day if possible 15min nap.

Eat a good breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the same time each day.

Excercise, stretch, breathe early in the morning.

Get acupuncture and herbs to restore balance.

 

 

 

 

 

Acupuncture for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders.

Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you wake between the hours of 1-3am or just wake too early? If you answered yes, then technically you have insomnia. From a Chinese Medicine point of view, Insomnia is seen as an imbalance in the internal organs and meridians. Acupuncture and herbs can help harmonize the organs and meridians. When our nervous system is out of balance, all sort of problems can occur. Acupuncture is a tool we can use to regulate the nervous system.

Insomnia where you can't get to sleep.

This is due to an imbalance in the spleen and stomach meridian and organ. Mostly this is due to overthinking and excessive amounts of sweet foods.

Insomnia where you wake between 1 to 3 am can't stay asleep.

This is due to disharmony of the liver and gallbladder. Emotions such as anger or frustration, consuming alcohol or coffee, and being under stress will negatively effect the liver and gall bladder.

Insomnia where you wake early from 3 am or can't go back to sleep.

This is due to a disharmony of the kidney/bladder meridian and adrenal system. This type of sleep disorder is made worse by exercising after 5 pm, not eat properly during the day, getting your second wind and overworking. When we get a second wind it means adrenal is released, this will make it more difficult to sleep.

Do and don't according to Chinese Medicine theory.

Don't

Excercise at night or after 5 pm.

Eat too much sugary food or drinks, especially at night.

Use electronic devices late at night.

Overthink, overwork or overtrain.

Self-prescribe herbs such as ginseng.

Drink too much coffee.

Do

Be asleep before 11 pm.

Rest during the day if possible 15min nap.

Eat a good breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the same time each day.

Excercise, stretch, breathe early in the morning.

Get acupuncture and herbs to restore balance.