Experiencing sleep issues and don’t wait to use aids?

Problems with sleep is a common complaint from people seeking acupuncture right now. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives, with many of us facing challenges that are overwhelming and stressful. This highlights the burden the pandemic has placed on our physical as well as mental health.

Having a good night’s sleep is an essential function allowing our mind and body to rest and recharge.

Sleep helps with:

  • Reducing stress
  • Improving memory
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Putting you in a better mood
  • Keeping your heart healthy

If you are experiencing sleep issues and prefer not to take sleeping aids why not consider acupuncture?

The World Health Organisation acknowledges that acupuncture is an effective treatment for insomnia.

From a Chinese medicine perspective, sleep issues are usually related to disharmony of the heart, spleen, stomach, liver and kidneys. An acupuncture treatment for insomnia aims to harmonise the key internal organs, which calms the mind and relieves insomnia.

In one of two recent investigations at the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, researchers tested two acupuncture insomnia treatment protocols.

One protocol, called TiaoShen, achieved a 93.3% total effective rate for the treatment of insomnia. The second treatment protocol, a standardised form of body style acupuncture, achieved a 73.3% total effective rate.

Both of the above protocols included acupuncture point Anmīan. Widely used by acupuncturists Anmīan which translates into “Peaceful Sleep” is one of our go-to points to treat sleep issues.

How to locate Anmīan:

Place a finger behind each earlobe, and move your fingers just behind the bony protrusion. Using your finger or thumb apply light pressure in circular movements slightly upward under the skull, circling 100 times.

The area can be quite tender with a deep aching feeling. Bear with this sensation as you will soon have a feeling of relaxation.

Sweet dreams!

Practicing for over 22 years, John has a keen interest in how acupuncture can help with stress-related illness in the workplace and the integration of acupuncture for the treatment of infertility. Operating our of our Shoreditch centre on Saturdays he offers a wide range of treatments including, aromatherapy massage and acupuncture for pain management  See his full schedule at triyoga here.

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