Need to sleep? Acupuncture for insomnia may help

If you suffer from continual sleepless nights, the solution for your insomnia may be acupuncture.

Research shows that consistent deep sleep eludes some 60 million Americans a year. Many people unable to resolve chronic insomnia simply live with it, listlessly going through their day, unaware of the negative effects of a prolonged lack of sleep.

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Insomnia can result in irritability, weight gain, lack of focus, even a diminished immune system. Yes, a good night’s rest is a powerful deterrent to contracting illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

The fact that there are many reasons for insomnia can make it difficult to treat. Stress at work or home, alcohol or drug use, an irregular schedule, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or a range of other diseases all can cause insomnia, or make it worse.

Insomniacs often think using over-the-counter or prescription aids will enable them fall asleep faster or sleep more soundly. Pills or liquids may help in the short run, but may not address underlying causes of insomnia. You always need to be aware of the possible habit-forming side effects of any medication.

Acupuncture helps resolve root issues that cause sleeplessness. Inserting fine needles into the skin at specific points can help regulate your body’s physiology, including the neurotransmitters that may be keeping you awake.

As with conditions such as depression or anxiety, a series of acupuncture sessions is necessary for best results. Your Aligned Modern Health professional may use acupuncture as part of an overall plan of treatment to help improve your sleep.

For chronic cases of insomnia, acupuncture may be supplemented with other services offered by Aligned Modern Health, such as functional nutrition or fitness classes. Treatment varies according to each patient and his or her possible causes of insomnia.

Because it poses no adverse side effects, acupuncture is a low-risk option for treating insomnia. It’s a natural approach that can help you finally get some much-needed shuteye.

Aligned Modern Health employs a team of acupuncturists who have many hours of hands-on experience. Call us today at 773-598-4387 to schedule an acupuncture consultation with one of our certified professionals.


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