• Acupuncture for better sleep


    Turning your clock one hour ahead every spring isn’t easy. Luckily, solutions are not out of reach. In a society already suffering from lack of sleep, simple things can make a big difference.  Acupuncture is a safe and effective solution for achieving better sleep during daylight savings time and always.

    Why Acupuncture for better sleep?

    If you are suffering from insomnia or are unable to get a good night’s rest, you are not alone. Around 60 million Americans experience insomnia and sleep-related problems daily. Prescription sleeping pills are one of the most highly overused medications and can lead to side effects and addiction. Acupuncture is a centuries-old practice that has been proven to help sleep disorders naturally, without the risk of addiction or putting chemicals in the body.

    How acupuncture can help you sleep better

    Shermie Cadabona, a licensed acupuncturist from Chiro-Health, Inc chiropractic and acupuncture clinic in San Francisco explains: “In Classical Chinese Medicine, good quality sleep consists of two components: physical rest for the body, and mental quietude for the mind.  If either of these two components is disturbed due to various reasons, sleep quality will suffer.  During the initial evaluation, I examine the balance of yin and yang in the patient, the condition of the emotions and psyche, acupuncture meridian imbalances, and organic disease states.  I use Chinese Medical diagnostic tools such as pulse diagnosis and looking at a patient’s tongue, and correlate those to the patient’s subjective complaints.”

    How acupuncture for better sleep works

    Acupuncture uses specific points on the body related to sleep problems to treat underlying issues. From the perspective of Western medicine, acupuncture helps regulate various hormones and neurotransmitters—including melatonin, serotonin, endorphins, and many others—that play major roles in sleep regulation, according to a recent study from Emory University School of Medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, the theory is that various symptoms develop when a patient’s qi (vital energy) gets blocked…and acupuncture removes these blockages by stimulating specific acupoints that correspond to different parts of the body. http://bottomlinehealth.com/acupuncture-cure-for-insomnia/

    In traditional Chinese medicine, insomnia is looked at as a heart and liver imbalance. Acupuncture especially addresses these organs to help calm the nervous system and improve the muscle and nerve channels by increasing blood flow.

    Treatment plan

    Li (Eve) Wang, current Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) at Chiro-Health Inc., a chiropractic and acupuncture clinic in San Francisco, has helped hundreds of patients sleep better with acupuncture over the years. Typically, insomnia patients go for treatment once per week for six to 12 weeks, then follow up once or twice a year for maintenance.  Some patients feel a difference as soon as the third treatment, while others may take up to 12 sessions. It really depends on the person. Luckily, the professional staff at Chiro Health San Francisco will be there for you every step of the way!

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