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Trouble with Insomnia? Let Acupuncture Be Your Way to Enjoy Good Quality Sleep Once More

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It may seem silly thinking that poking yourself with sharp needles might actually be the most effective way to improve your sleep, but life sometimes, has its way of providing us with surprises.

The surefire way is to use what is supposed to work; but if it doesn’t then it’s time to think outside the box and try the unconventional and the exotic. A perfect case for this is Fort Lauderdale’s acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia. As an insomnia sufferer myself, I’ve strived to improve my ability to sleep for years, and have used just about everything under the sun (from honey, smart drugs, neuro-feedback, EEG to even electromagnetic fields) to realize this.

But one of the sleep-enhancing techniques that have proven to be consistently effective for me, and for a lot of others, is acupuncture.

According to Chris Kresser, alternative medicine health guru and author of several extremely informative articles, acupuncture has been tagged with an undeserved reputation for being a medical practice that’s unsupported by science with no proof that it ever works. The fact is, acupuncture not only has proven to work in Chinese medicine practice and on self-experimentation, there’s also strong scientific proof that it works in the treatment of insomnia.

Scientific Evidence Backing up Acupuncture’s Ability to Treat Insomnia

It was discovered in in a 2004 preliminary report that among anxiety sufferers, acupuncture was able to raise the production of nighttime melatonin and thus extended total sleep time. Those who underwent acupuncture were also able to fall asleep faster, were less stressed, and also had less sleep disruptions at night. At the end of the study, it was concluded that, “for certain categories of patients suffering from insomnia associated with anxiety, acupuncture treatment has proven to be of significant value.”

In one other study, it was shown that acupuncture led to a better quality of sleep in HIV patients. Insomnia is a common problem of people infected with HIV. Researchers discovered that, “Sleep quality and activity improved significantly after five weeks of acupuncture therapy…”

Acupuncture has also shown to work in people with no health problems at all as proven by other clinical studies. A 1999 study revealed that among seemingly healthy people suffering from insomnia, acupuncture treatment led to an improvement in their quality of sleep.

One of the best benefits of acupuncture is its ability to resolve chronic pain, a common reason for insomnia.

These outcomes have confirmed what I already know about acupuncture based on my own extensive self-tests. I began utilizing acupuncture to boost my mental function, and discovered that it boosted my sleep quality as well in no uncertain terms. The truth is, because of acupuncture I’m at the most productive stage of my life; it made me better at work, and helped me get really quality sleep at night.

Three Helpful Tips to Help You Get Good Quality Sleep at Night with Acupuncture

1. Seek a qualified acupuncturist: For an easier way of finding a qualified practitioner near your area, go online and go to popular websites such as acufinder.com. It is important that you feel at ease with your practitioner. This means that besides trusting him/her you also are confident with your practitioner’s healing abilities. This doesn’t mean that any practitioner you don’t like isn’t an able and good healer, but if you like a practitioner, chances are you’ll get more out of the experience.
2. Don’t get easily discouraged if after one or a few treatments, no results are experienced. Give the process several sessions at least before deciding if the treatment is for you or not. It may take several treatments before any changes are noticed; sometimes also, the results can be felt immediately and last for a long time. In my own experience, there never was a treatment that didn’t work in terms of results.

My personal experiences and research about acupuncture have shown that it is one of the best ways to improve sleep even if it may not seem like the best way to do so. Acupuncture can be an extremely effective way to enhance your quality of sleep quality even if it has received a reputation for being a bit “over there”.

Written by Valerie

March 7th, 2017 at 3:33 pm

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