Acupuncture for insomnia

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Tired of Waking up tired? Snooze button master? Manage insomnia with acupuncture and feel better than ever!


Keep hitting the snooze button? Tired of waking up tired? Or just not getting to sleep at all?


Insomnia isn’t just lack of sleep; it’s also lack of quality sleep. Many Australians (estimates suggest approximately 1.5 million of the adult population) experience insomnia in some form. 


Quality sleep is crucial to an individual’s well-being as this is the dominant period of mental and physical recovery, be it from injury, illness or the pressures of everyday life. Whether there is an inability to fall asleep, difficulty staying asleep or experiencing unsatisfying sleep the end result is a decrease in life quality and a higher risk of developing associated conditions such as depression.


Get your bounce back with Acupuncture; clinically shown to be an effective treatment in the alleviation of insomnia and symptoms of sleep disturbance!

How can Acupuncture help?

The serotonin-melatonin cycle tells our body when we should be sleeping and when we should be awake. This cycle can become disrupted through shift-work, lifestyle, stress and over-exposure to LCD and smart-screens to name a few. Acupuncture has been scientifically demonstrated to increase nocturnal melatonin secretion (the neurotransmitter that encourages sleep) which will allow you to fall asleep more efficiently and experience a better quality of sleep in general.  - Taking sleeping medication? Ideally, the body should require no medicinal intervention to experience quality rest. Though, realistically, sometimes our cycles are so disturbed and regarding our sometimes-busy lifestyles, it becomes necessary to rely on sleep medication. Systemic reviews of high quality scientific trials show that combining Acupuncture with the use of sleep medication provides a higher quality and duration of sleep than medication alone and can lead to resolving the need for sleep medication entirely.  - In clinic, many or my patients report that their insomnia is secondary to other complaints that keep them awake and interfere with the quality of their sleep. Acupuncture is clinically demonstrated to offer relief for pain, headaches, abdominal discomfort, anxiety, stress and most other likely complaints that interfere with you experiencing a good night’s sleep.  

Experience the benefits of Acupuncture today and have a higher quality sleep tonight!

Whether you:

  • Toss and turn for hours before falling asleep
  • Barely sleep at all
  • Experience interrupted sleep or
  • Can’t stop hitting the snooze button


Our highly experienced Acpuncturist, Ben Ludlow, will tailor an individualised treatment plan for you!

Call the clinic on or ask online.



Links to further reading


D. Warren Spence, M.A. Leonid Kayumov, Ph.D., DABSM. Adam Chen, Ph.D. Alan Lowe, M.D. Umesh Jain, M.D. Martin A. Katzman, M.D. Jianhua Shen, M.D. Boris Perelman, Ph.D. Colin M. Shapiro, MBBCh, Ph.D., FRCP(C). 2004. Acupuncture Increases Nocturnal Melatonin Secretion and Reduces Insomnia and Anxiety: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 16:1, 2004.
View online at http://www.sunshineih.com/Health/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Nocturnal-Melatonin.pdf


Huijuan Cao, Xingfang Pan, Hua Li, and Jianping Liu. 2009. Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume 15, Issue 11. View abstract online at http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2009.0041
 

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