Insomnia is an increasing problem in the 21st century. It is defined as an unsatisfactory quality/quantity of sleep lasting for a long period of time. It can be difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or early wakening.
It has been shown that Acupuncture helps by stimulating parts of the brain to release biochemical changes that influence the body, promoting a feeling of physical and emotional well-being, thus reducing sensitivity to stress and pain.
Acupuncture can be combined safely with conventional medical treatments for insomnia, helping to reduce side effects.
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and encourages the release of neurochemicals that positively affect the body and promote physical and emotional well-being. Research has shown that Acupuncture treatment specifically benefits anxiety disorders by acting on the brain, reducing sensitivity to pain and stress as it affects the parasympathetic nervous system, thus promoting feelings of relaxation and calm.
Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Western medicine in the treatment of Anxiety disorders.