The Sleep-Promoting Benefits of Acupuncture
Getting enough sleep is a challenge in today’s hectic world. In a study of 2000 Canadians, 13.4% met the diagnostic criteria for insomnia, and 19.8% were dissatisfied with their sleep. At the same time, few sought treatment for their sleep problems. The good news is that there is help available. Acupuncture offers many benefits that can help you rest, relax, snooze the night away, and wake up refreshed.
A Treatment That Keeps Working
Many sleep remedies, especially sleep medications, don’t get to the root of why you aren’t sleeping. They offer a temporary solution at best. In the case of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, they can become addictive or quit working after a short time. But acupuncture offers a solution that keeps working for as long as you need it.
When you see an acupuncturist for sleep issues, they insert tiny needles into your body. These needles are as thin as a human hair, so it isn’t painful at all. They place the needles along the 12 main meridians of your body, on specific acupuncture points. This energizes the Qi, or vital force, in your body, restoring balance and bringing other benefits at the same time. When your body is in balance, sleep comes much more quickly.
Nighttime pain can keep you awake even when you’re exhausted. If you have chronic pain, you can become very sleep deprived very quickly. Acupuncture relieves many types of pain effectively so that you can sleep without being disturbed by pain.
It’s nearly impossible to sleep when you’re filled with anxiety. You feel a nervous tension in your body. Also, you may be obsessing over your worries. Acupuncture relieves anxiety, allowing you to relax into sleep without being troubled by unpleasant thoughts, restlessness, or muscle tension. In fact, many people feel an improvement in their anxiety level and sleep quality the first night after an acupuncture treatment.
Enhances Your Sense of Wellbeing
Your sense of wellbeing naturally improves when your system is in balance, you’re free from pain, and your anxiety is gone. You begin to feel that all is right with your world. You feel healthier and happier. That is when going to sleep becomes easier and faster. The quality of your sleep improves as well. This is one benefit you can never get from sleeping pills. Acupuncture may be as effective as sleeping medications in the short run and safer and more effective in the long term.
If better sleep without drugs sounds like a good idea, consider seeking acupuncture treatment at Davie Village Wellness. Your sleep problems aren’t likely to go away on their own. So, the best solution is to get the help you need now to put sleep deprivation behind you. With acupuncture, you can do it.