Written by Integrative Today | Medically Reviewed by Deborah Farley | Updated on
Did you know that about one-third of adults in the USA get less than the recommended amount of sleep?
If you’ve ever lain awake staring at the alarm clock at 5 am, a whole day of work before you, it is safe to say you are far from alone. Quality sleep is hard to come by.
Our hectic lifestyles pack too much stress into our days for us to relax at night. The internet is awash with solutions and supplements.
Acupuncture offers a natural solution free from artificial substances.
We have a guide to the benefits of acupuncture as a way to improve your sleep. Read on to learn more.
Muscle Tension Can Prevent Quality Sleep
Acupuncture is known for its ability to ease sore and stressed muscles. After acupuncture treatment, your aches will be assuaged. When your body feels relaxed, your mind tends to follow, which is the key to quality sleep.
Compared to medications like benzodiazepines, acupuncture is natural and has fewer risks. Medications can be addictive, and you are only masking the problem with substances. Acupuncture offers an alternative way to improve your sleep.
Melatonin Helps Regulate Your Sleeping Pattern
When you have acupuncture care for insomnia, one of the effects is a release of melatonin in your body and brain. If you struggle to stick to a regular sleeping pattern, melatonin is likely the culprit.
Blue-light screens and too much caffeine affect your balance of melatonin; acupuncture helps brings things back to a healthy baseline.
Sure, you can buy melatonin supplements, which may help you, but you will always rely on an external hormone to get quality sleep. Acupuncture stimulates your body and brain to release melatonin on its own.
Pressure Point Treatment Works Wonders for Quality Sleep
Acupuncture focuses on ancient biological theories to induce the effects you need. For centuries, maybe longer, acupuncture professionals have known that pressure applied to certain parts of the body can lower stress and induce quality sleep.
Even if you can’t have acupuncture, you can gain benefits from acupressure. This works on the same principles but adds non-invasive pressure onto the right parts of your body.
You may find acupuncture is more effective, but if you want to try acupressure first, it is an ideal way to see if it works for you.
Boost Your Holistic Health
Together with a healthy, balanced diet, acupuncture can enhance other areas of your life too. You may find you have more energy and greater tolerance for exercise. All of this helps to regulate your sleeping pattern and aid sleep quality.
When you eat right and have an active lifestyle, you may find that the stresses of working life fade away, leaving the door to quality sleep wide open.
Get the Quality of Sleep You Crave
We hope this article helps bring quality sleep back into your life. Acupuncture works in tandem with a healthy lifestyle to give you the rest you need. When you sleep right, you will find the rest of your day-to-day activities are easier.
Our team at Acupuncture Works LLC offers acupuncture treatments for sleep. Allergies can keep you up at night too, and we also offer Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT). This can make all the difference, and our team would love to help you get the quality sleep you need.
Meet Our Expert: Deborah Farley
Founder of Acupuncture Works,LLC in Lynchburg Virginia. Deborah is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.).
She is also licensed by the State of Florida as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). Deborah is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Health Sciences.