If you’ve tried a dozen sleeping pills and a whole lot of other methods to avoid being a zombie at night, you are not alone. 40 percent of Americans are suffering from this predicament and acupuncture offers more than just a ray of hope. Is there some good news for insomniacs? Let’s find out:
Why Acupuncture for Insomnia?
In the light of Chinese medicine, sleep is a unique interaction between Yin and Yang (the two opposite energies in the universe) and any imbalance in these forces will result in insomnia. According to this philosophy, lack of sleep can be caused by hormonal imbalance, anxiety, depression or any problems in digestion.
A hormone called melatonin is responsible for regulating the sleep-wake cycle of the body. People who are suffering from insomnia are found to have melatonin dysfunction in their bodies. With acupuncture, melatonin secretion is increased and the usual rhythm of the body is restored. The great thing about this ancient technique is that, unlike any other medicine or treatment, its effect is longer-lasting and sustainable.
The Scientific Support
Acupuncture is no more the ancient mythical treatment methodology without any support or evidence of its effectiveness. In scientific terms, it has passed the ‘Placebo’ test and is now supported by hard raw evidence.
In 2004, a report published in the reputable PubMed journal revealed that acupuncture was instrumental in increasing the melatonin production and hence, improved the total sleep time. People who tried acupuncture not only slept better, but were also less aroused and less stressed at night.
Another study was conducted to observe if HIV patients experienced any improvement in sleep through acupuncture. It was found that these patients had quality sleep following the 5 weeks after acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is found to treat insomnia in normal cases as well, not just HIV patients. A research with 40 participants that undertook acupuncture was conducted. It was found that the incredible Chinese methodology does work.
With such solid evidence, it is hard to be a skeptic. Acupuncture may finally be the answer to this long-term problem affecting millions around the world.
We at Acupuncture Center of Bradenton understand the scientific rigor and procedures. Our experts are highly qualified and trained professional with immense experience in the field. Whether you need acupuncture treatment in Ellenton or Longboat Key, we have got you covered. Take a look at our clients’ testimonials to see how we have helped solve people’s medical condition through acupuncture in Bradenton.