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Acupuncture - An Effective Alternative Treatment for Insomnia

Updated on November 27, 2011

Alternative Treatment for Insomnia

An Effective Alternative Treatment for Insomnia
An Effective Alternative Treatment for Insomnia

An Effective Alternative Treatment for Insomnia

Long known as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture is the system of inserting and manipulating needles into the human body. According to its foundational teachings acupuncture helps to maintain and restore health and well-being, including relief from and the out-right cure of several conditions.

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that can occur at any age. Common symptoms of insomnia include: waking up in the wee hours of the morning and not being able to fall asleep again, sleeping for short period of times, sleeplessness and even on those rare occasions when you do fall asleep for several hours you still don't feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Insomnia is an insidious disease because over time it can lead to a host of other problems. As a result of constantly being tired you are unable to concentrate at work, become easily irritated and loss of appetite is fairly common.

Treatments for insomnia vary but a few of more common include sleeping pills, which of course can become additive if taken for an extended period of time, aromatherapy, relaxation therapy in conjunction with acupuncture for insomnia, reconditioning and other techniques that help restore your nightly sleeping pattern.

Treating insomnia with acupuncture how proven to work exceptionally well because it helps restore your natural sleeping patterns without the use of drugs which can become habit forming. Acupuncture works through the nerves, relaxing and soothing your senses, which promotes a natural healthy sleep.

Treating insomnia with acupuncture has often yielded results from the very first session. However, you may have to continue treatment for a period of time. Each individual reacts differently and only your body can determine how long it will take to restore a proper sleeping cycle.

A great benefit of treating insomnia a natural remedy like acupuncture, is that acupuncture has no side effects. Therefore, it's always a good idea try natural remedies like acupuncture first. And then if for some reason you don't see the results you would like you can always opt to give the modern drug based treatments a try.

In summary, proper sleep is essential to function normally on a daily basis and if you have experiencing the inability to sleep normally for an extended period of time your need to do something about it. Don't let your insomnia get to a point where you are showing the obvious side effects like: depression, irritability and loss of appetite.

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