Acupuncture and Insomnia

March 30, 2018

Insomnia is a distressing condition for many. It affects people in ways that are hard to see outwardly, but manifest in varying difficult levels of tiredness during the day. It is often the case that anxiety accompanies insomnia,  so that people feel worried about their lack of sleep, and then this causes them to continue to have poor sleep as they worry more more about whether they will get enough rest to be to function during the day. Added to this sort of problem one may find the use of quite strong sleeping medication, which may actually make their condition very much worse in the long term. I am not a medical practitioner in the conventional sense and can never make direct recommendations about patients reducing their conventional medication however many of my patients have managed to reduce their sleep medication by themselves in conjunction with treatments for insomnia.

Treatments for sleep problems nearly always include a careful assessment of the emotional condition of the person and the treatment will encompass helping the person feel more balanced emotionally.

A standard course of treatment is to benefit insomnia will last about six weeks and after that time it will be quite clear to the person receiving whether they feel that this may be useful long-term strategy to improve the health and well-being. In which case a transfer to a once a fortnight or once a month treatment is recommended

Jamie Hamilton

Always interested in learning and sharing the wonderful world of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Shiatsu

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