Monday, February 08, 2010
At some point in your life, you might experience a bout of insomnia. If you are having trouble sleeping on a prolonged basis, consider acupuncture to help balance your body back to its natural sleep rhythm. Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, irritability, depression – and the list goes on.
Whether you have trouble falling asleep or waking many times during the night, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help. In Chinese medicine, insomnia occurs for several reasons. It could be your extensive worry, stress, diet related or interrupted bio-rhythms.
Your acupuncturist will ask a series of questions regarding your sleeping habits to make the correct diagnosis. Chinese herbs are a wonderful compliment to your acupuncture treatments. For most, within a few treatments, you will notice a change for the better in your sleep.
In addition to acupuncture, try drinking chamomile tea, soaking your feet in warm water, or placing a cool compress on the back of your neck or head. These natural remedies can also help with insomnia.