Many of us have suffered some sleep ailment during our lifetime and in adults, it is more common. For some people sleep ailments, are short-term and caused by tension or stress and in some situations do get better with time, but when it comes to a chronic sleep disorder, it could interfere with your daily health and life as it affects the quality of one’s sleep. With the lack of sleep, it affects your energy levels, general health, and one becomes emotional.
Struggling to sleep at night is frustrating, and can lead to health problems. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and one of the most common health complaints in the general population. In Australia, the prevalence of insomnia is estimated between 13 and 33 per cent of the population.
These disorders can range from having nightmares, dyssomnia, sleep apnea, and rhythm sleep disorder known as circadian. Many people have difficulty falling asleep and stay awake due to this disorder. One does not chronically want to be on sleeping pills all the time just to get some rest.
However, with Acupressure it is a great and healthier alternative to improve your sleep, making you feel de-stressed, relieved of pain, and anxiety free. By using acupressure points for sleep ailments, it helps with distributing one’s energy throughout the body evenly and helps you to relax.
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, has been linked to improved sleep and has also been shown to help with insomnia relief. Acupuncture has long been used to help relieve stress and anxiety, and has been proven to help some people with these problems fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly through the night. However, it wasn’t until recently that the reason for this was fully understood. It seems that patients suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety have much higher levels of melatonin production during the night after undergoing acupuncture treatment. This is important for treating insomnia because melatonin is one of the main chemicals in the brain that helps to regulate our sleeping-waking cycle. In fact, melatonin production doesn’t begin until after dark, at which time it then is responsible for feelings of sleepiness.
Studies have shown insomnia acupuncture helps promote sleep in people of all ages and levels of health, making it one of the safest and possibly most effective natural insomnia treatments around. Still, stimulating melatonin production isn’t the only way acupuncture can effectively treat the causes of insomnia.
We use acupuncture plus Chinese herbal medicines to help with insomnia relief. For more information regarding acupuncture for insomnia and sleep at our Perth or Subiaco clinics, please call your closest location (Perth Clinic: 57/76 Newcastle Street (08) 9228 8828, Subiaco Clinic: 6/1 Sheen Street (08) 9380 4171). Alternatively, you can send us your queries through our online contact page.