Insomnia


Improve Your Sleep with Care Cure Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

 

Do you find it difficult to sleep at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Is it difficult to quiet your mind after a busy day at work? Do you suffer from restless leg syndrome?

 

If you answered yes to any of any of the above questions you are suffering from a condition called insomnia. Insomnia may present itself in many ways. For some the inability to fall asleep is the most noticeable symptom while others are startled awake by every noise. Daytime effects include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, feeling depressed, irritability or lethargic thinking.


  • Research has shown that acupuncture treatment may specifically be of benefit to people with insomnia by;
  • Increasing nocturnal endogenous melatonin secretion (Spence et al 2004).
  • Stimulating opioid (especially b-endorphin) production and µ-opioid receptor activity (Cheng et al 2009).
  • Increasing nitric oxide synthase activity and nitric oxide content, helping to promote normal function of brain tissues, which could help to regulate sleep (Gao et al 2007).
  • Increasing cerebral blood flow (Yan 2010)
  • Reducing sympathetic nervous system activity, hence increasing relaxation (Lee 2009a)
  • Regulating levels of neurotransmitters (or their modulators) such as serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, GABA and neuropeptide Y; hence altering the brains's mood chemistry to help to increase relaxation and reduce tension (Lee 2009b; Samuels 2008; Zhou 2008). (2)


Chinese Medicine is a successful insomnia remedy that focuses on the person’s individual symptoms and builds a whole-healing plan that brings the body back into balance. The most effective methods of improving sleeping patterns are acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbal medicine.

 

Acupuncture has a calming effect on the nervous system as it clears obstructions in the muscle and nerve channels, facilitates the flow of energy and relaxes the body system. Common benefits of acupuncture include deeper breathing, improved digestive abilities, better sleeping patterns and a general sense of well-being, which are all excellent insomnia remedies.


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Acupuncture is effective for insomnia relief. Research published by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University finds acupuncture more effective than a powerful sleep drug for improving sleep duration, quality, latency, efficiency, and daytime functioning. Acupuncture achieved a 92.9% total effective rate and the drug zopiclone achieved a 67.9% total effective rate. [1]

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(2)  https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/1283-insomnia.html