Acupuncture is well-known for promoting relaxation and releasing stress in the body. Did you know that it has sleep-inducing superpowers as well?
We all have those nights… we lay down to get some shut-eye and find ourselves tossing and turning for hours. Science shows that insomnia symptoms can occur in approximately 33% to 50% of American adults.
Lack of sleep and insomnia symptoms cause us to be more irritable, feel fatigued, have memory problems, and struggle at work, school, or in relationships. High stress is a player in all of those as well.
If you’re struggling with sleep, Acupuncture is here to help.
Your New Sleep BFF
Acupuncture treatment helps our bodies naturally produce melatonin, the hormone that controls our sleep and wake cycles. This in and of itself helps improve sleep.
Acupuncture also activates our parasympathetic nervous system (the relax and digest one) and calms our sympathetic nervous system, which is active when we’re stressed. Controlling this promotes relaxation and improves sleep quality.
The practice of acupuncture also focuses on our overall well-being, balance, and regulating our body’s natural hormone levels. Acupuncture can teach our body how to fall asleep by balancing our serotonin levels. This helps us stabilize our mood, reduce anxiety or stress, and create a healthy sleeping routine.
Better sleep, in general, leads to better overall health. This is because the research on sleep shows that it’s an essential body function that promotes brain function, allows for cellular repair, and is critical for positive mental health.
Dr. Annie Can Also Give You Herbal Prescriptions
In addition to acupuncture, herbal medicine can be a holistic option to replace over-the-counter sleep medications.
Simple herbs like mint, chamomile, catnip, valerian, and ashwagandha help regulate the nervous system.
If you want a more targeted approach for your individual health needs, you should consult Dr. Annie. She also has a Doctorate in Herbal Medicine.
No Sleep = No Fun
We all know that no sleep is no fun.
If you struggle with sleep and are interested in trying acupuncture and/or herbal prescriptions as a treatment, Dr. Annie is here for you. She’s ready to create an individualized treatment plan to address your symptoms and achieve your sleep goals. She can also address your questions about herbal medicine and other at-home methods that can build on your treatment.
If you’re interested in getting better sleep while lowering your stress, click the appointment button on the home page! You'll be happy you did.